Waterproofing your windows is a great way to ensure that, during a severe storm, water is unable to seep through your windows and cause extensive damage to your home's interiors. Although many windows are sealed into place securely with window frames, water can still slip through and become trapped in the window frames, causing rotting and deterioration. Waterproofing your windows ensures that every crevice and sealed so that water has no way of entering through the windows.
If you have older windows, it is possible that the seals around the window frames are no longer intact or has slowly deteriorated over time. If this is the case, we will apply window sealants around the exterior borders of your windows to ensure that there is no air space in between the window frames and the windows themselves. There may be space in between the windows that are invisible to the naked eye, but these small passageways can result in water damage that later leads to expensive repair costs.
If you decide that you would like your windows waterproofed, there's nothing more that you need to do in order to upkeep your windows, aside from ensuring that the sealant around them does not break. If the sealant happens to deteriorate or break over time, this can result in the same problem as before, opening up a passageway for potential water damage. We offer window upkeep and can repair any broken or damaged seals around your windows, especially those that we installed initially and are no longer functioning.
Reducing Water Damage
The main purpose of waterproofing your windows is to reduce the potential for water damage and the extent to which water damage can cause to your interiors. Typically, water damage can result in thousands of dollars of repairs to your flooring and to your furniture and drywall. To avoid this, we highly recommend waterproofing your windows so that water is unable to trickle in through small gaps or crevices and build up enough to damage your interiors. Even the smallest of passageways can be enough for water to flow in and cause rotting or mold to your home's interiors.
Lastly, another benefit of waterproofing your windows is to prolong the longevity and overall use of your windows. If your windows succumb to water damage early on, you will likely not be able to get as many years of use, and they will need to be readjusted, repaired, or re-fitted. We highly recommend waterproofing your windows as early as possible, as doing so can save you a lot of money and energy in future repairs down the line. When your windows are waterproofed, they can protect themselves and your home against even the toughest threat of potential water damage, especially during or after a severe thunderstorm, flooding, or a hurricane. In a place like Fort Lauderdale, where hurricanes are inevitable, you'll definitely want to invest the extra in waterproofing your windows.