The home inspection is a must service while buying a new house, Following are the top issues found in windows during the house inspection. House Inspection is also known as the home inspection.
Misaligned Window or Frame
Propcheckup home inspectors found at least two issues of misaligned sliding windows in apartments or houses inspected by them. The misaligned window is very hard to operate. Also, it causes damage to the internal part like roller after regular use. If the roller is damaged window may jam and stop functioning. Due to the misaligned window, we found issues in lock functioning and it may cause security issues. The properly aligned window can open, close and lock without any excess force. So it’s necessary to check the window alignment before taking possession of your apartment or house from developers avoid costly damages to your window in the future.
Issues in Lock
The home inspection team found the non-functional and improper position lock during window inspection of a new or reseller house. Non-functional window lock may impact the security of an apartment or house. At the time of inspection, we found a window lock is fitted close to the frame or away from the window frame. If the lock is very close to the frame can hurt your finger by trapping between lock and frame. At the time of inspection, we found a window lock is fitted close to the frame or away from the window frame. If the lock is close to the frame can hurt your finger by trapping between lock and frame. And the lock is fitted away from the frame leads to latch and may cause security issues to the apartment or house. It’s compulsory to inspect the proper functionality of locks for all windows before taking possession of the apartment or house.
Damage Glass or Frame
This issue was observed in mostly old apartments or houses, but bend frames and scratches on glasses also noted in new apartments or houses during the inspection. Most of the damages in the frame is aesthetic but can become serious to the functioning of the window system after regular use. Any small damage in glass may be hazards to the person living in that apartment or house. It’s very essential to take note of any frame or glass damaged in the window before taking possession. So can be notified to the developer or seller and ask for rectification before taking the possession of an apartment or house.
The Gap Between Window Frame and Sill
Propcheckup home inspection team uses a thermal camera to find out the small gaps between the window frame and sill. The unnoticed gap can create a big problem in the rainy season. If the gap between the window frame and sill is not properly filled may cause leakage in the wall during the rainy season. The leakage or seepage or dampness in the wall can cause structural damage or mold development or both in an apartment or house. The leakage and seepage in the wall can damage painting work. A professional home inspector will properly inspect the joints and find that gap is properly filled with silicon or not.
Damaged Gasket Seal
Gasket seal is rubber-type material used for weather-stripping particularly between window and body frame. We generally found these issues in all apartments inspected by our home inspectors. In some cases, damage gasket seal can cause a leak. Damaged gasket seal may cause fogged glass problems in the window. To avoid problems, it’s essential to inspect every component of the window through a professional home inspection company like propcheckup before taking possession of an apartment or house from a developer or seller.