Not All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Do you have a cracked window in your Sonoma, CA home? The window pane isn’t broken per se but there’s a subtle narrow split in the glass jutting out from the edge or the corner of the frame. How and why it happened isn’t important. The bigger issue is resolving this before it leads to bigger issues.

No Need to Stress About it
You don’t need someone tossing a rock though your window in order for it to crack (although that’s a dead giveaway). Nope, your window pane can crack even under the best of conditions. When it comes to windows, at American Window Systems we’ve seen it all and the most common cause of a window crack is stress. Better known as a thermal stress crack.

In layman’s terms a thermal crack or stress crack can occur in windows when there is a significant temperature change in the glass. For example when it gets to hot or too cold, the glass reacts to these extreme temperatures by expanding and thereby cracking. The weather in Santa Rosa, Ca isn’t known to numb your extremities but it can get hot.

Cause and Effect

The location of your home can also impact the likelihood of your windows cracking, Windows, especially large windows that are partially exposed to shade or beneath overhangs are at risk because the shade can create temperature fluctuations between the temperature on the glass between the shaded and un-shaded areas.

Our trained and certified technicians will recommend the type of windows for your home that will eliminate the cracking hazard. We understand that thermal stress cracks can occur simply because of the weather. But if you have the right type of window and frame the chances of extreme temperatures causing your windows to crack are significantly reduced.

As long as hot and cold temperatures exist, so also does the risk of cracking. The smart solution may be replacement vinyl windows Novato, CA. We’ll work with you to find the right type of window (for example with thicker panes) and right brand that meets your needs, your aesthetic vision and your budget.

The Right Stuff

At American Window Systems we stake our reputation on every job we do because nothing speaks loader than a job well done (or a job poorly executed come to think of it). When it comes to vinyl replacement windows for your home, let American Window Systems compliment your style and your housing needs with cutting edge technology and savings that will stay with you for the as long as you on your home!

American Window Systems is conveniently located at 1729 Action Avenue, Suite B, Napa, CA 94559. Our showroom hours are Monday-Friday 8-5. Better yet why not schedule a free in-home estimate! Outside of Napa, CA call us toll-free at 1-888-808-5377 or locally just dial (707) 304-5311. It’s that simple! Stop by, give us a call or shoot us an email.

American Window Systems. Over 5,000 happy, satisfied customers and counting!