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Two reasons why it's important to have a cracked window repaired promptly

If one of the windows in your home has developed a crack after being struck by a heavy object, it's important to have this damage fixed promptly by a window repairs specialist, even if the crack is relatively small. Read on to find out why. 

It could increase your energy bills

If you choose to ignore the crack in the window for weeks or months on end, you may notice a significant increase in the cost of your electricity and gas bills.

This is because even a tiny sliver of an opening in one of the windows of your home will allow the heated or cooled air generated by your HVAC system to seep out of your property.

This will mean that you will need to keep your heating or air-conditioning on full-blast in order to maintain the correct temperature inside your house. This, in turn, would almost certainly result in you having to pay higher electricity or gas bills.

As such, whilst you will, of course, have to pay a fee to have a window repairs specialist to fix the crack, this small expense could actually save you a lot of money in the long run.

It could make your home less secure

You might think that a small crack in one of your house's windows is not something to be concerned about. However, this seemingly minor defect could potentially make your home less secure and thus increase the likelihood of it being burglarised.

The reason for this is as follows; a crack in a window can compromise the structural integrity of the entire pane of glass. This means that it would that much easier for a determined burglar with the right tools to shatter the entire pane of glass, climb through the broken window and then steal the valuables inside your home.

As most experienced burglars are well-aware of how easily a cracked window can be shattered, they will be more likely to choose to burglarise your home if they spot this defect whilst looking for a new property to target.

A burglary can be devastating, both from a personal and a financial perspective. Given this, it is critical to have the cracked window repaired as soon as the defect develops, particularly if your property is located in an area that is known for having high crime rates. Doing so could spare you a great deal of stress and expense in the future.

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Sitting Areas by Windows: Balancing Comfort and Airiness

Hi, my name is Fern, and I love small sitting areas by windows. I love window seats, small writing desks that overlook great views, quiet lamp-lit corners near windows overlooking water and almost any other window arrangement you can imagine. However, when decorating by windows, you have to be careful. You need to balance coziness and the airiness of the window. You also have to look for windows that are weathertight so you can enjoy being near them in all seasons. If you want to read about windows and how to create sitting areas around them, please explore my blog. I hope it entertains, informs and inspires you.

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