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What Causes Windows to Get Stuck?

It is definitely frustrating when you try your hardest to open or close your window, only to find that it won’t budge. Stuck windows are a problem many homeowners face. You may be able to fix this problem on your own, but it would be best to pursue window replacement instead to prevent it from happening in the future.

What Causes Windows to Get Stuck?

Causes of Sticking Windows

There are many factors that cause windows to get stuck in their frame. One is the age of the window. If it has been there for more than a decade or two, chances are that it is not effective in doing its intended function. Just look at the obvious signs, like thinning glass and damaged frames.

Also, outdated windows are made of either aluminum or wood, both of which are not exactly great materials that ensure long-lasting window performance. Using excessive force just to open a stuck window could lead you to break it entirely. It has served its purpose, which is why you need to search for replacement windows as soon as possible.

Another cause of sticking windows is the expansion and contraction of its frame. This occurs when the window is exposed to extreme temperatures. That is, the material expands in warm weather and shrinks in cold weather. Apart from the sashes getting stuck, this shifting of the frame size can also cause the sealant to fail, glass to bend or break and the whole window to disconnectt from the wall.

Pursuing a Replacement

Your current window’s structural integrity might have taken its toll. Indeed, it is time that you invest in a high-quality replacement window that saves you the trouble of having to force it to open or close. For this, you can turn to a reliable window replacement contractor like Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta.

Our customizable windows are designed and constructed with durability and energy efficiency in mind, thanks to their advanced Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Our professional crew will work to install your windows to ensure optimal performance, including ease of operation.

To learn more about our window styles and hardware options, call us at (888) 908-3332. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve homeowners in Atlanta and its neighboring communities.


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