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EXTERIOR WINDOW WOOD
REPLACEMENT AND
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At Home Painters Toronto, we understand you may have questions about our exterior window and bay windows’ wood replacement and repair services. To help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

Windows are a crucial part of any house because they let in natural light, air, and a view of the outdoors. Exterior windows and bay windows, in particular, increase curb appeal for your home as well as its value. However, wood windows can deteriorate over time due to weather exposure, moisture, and insect damage.

And that’s where we come in! At Home Painters Toronto, we offer a wide range of wood window repair and wood window installation services. We’ve provided homeowners in Toronto and the GTA with quality window repairs and replacement services since 1991.

With over 35 years of experience under our belts, we know precisely what it takes to get your windows looking beautiful again. Whether you need a full-window replacement or minor repairs, we’ve got you covered!

Signs that Your Wood Windows Need Replacement or Repair

Rotted wood window frames: If the wood on your windows is soft, cracking, or has changed colour, this is a sign of rot and decay. Moisture is often to blame for this; if it isn’t fixed, it can lead to more damage.

Difficulty opening and closing: If your windows are difficult to open or close, it could be a sign that the wood has warped or swollen due to moisture.

Drafts and air leaks: Signs of air leakage or drafts around windows could indicate that the wood has deteriorated and the window is no longer sealing properly.

Water leakage: Water leakage can indicate that the wood is damaged and needs repair, caulking, or wood replacement. 

Peeling paint: Peeling paint on your wood windows is a sign that moisture has penetrated the wood, causing the paint to lose its adhesion.

Condensation between glass panes: Condensation is a telltale indicator that the seal on your windows has failed and moisture is making its way inside.

Benefits of Wood Replacement and Repairs for Exterior Windows and Bay Windows

Improved energy efficiency: Replacing or repairing damaged wood windows can help improve your home’s energy efficiency by reducing drafts and air leaks. This can lead to lower heating and cooling costs.

Increased home value: Well-maintained wood windows can increase the value of your home. As they are often considered a desirable feature by potential buyers.

Enhanced curb appeal: Replacing or repairing damaged wood windows can improve your home’s curb appeal. Making it more appealing to you and other potential buyers.

Preservation of historical integrity: If you live in an older home, maintaining the original wood windows can help preserve the house’s historical integrity.

Longevity: Properly maintained wood windows can last for decades. Making them a long-lasting and cost-effective option for homeowners.

Top 5 Tips on How to Repair Wood Window Frames

1. Assess the Damage

Before you start any exterior window frame repair, it’s crucial to assess the extent of the damage to your wood window frames. Look for signs of rot, decay, cracks, or warping. This will help you determine your repair project’s best course of action. Whether it’s a simple patch job or a more extensive replacement of damaged sections.

2. Remove Damaged Wood

If you find rotted or severely damaged wood, removing it before starting the repair process is essential. Use a chisel or a wood scraper to remove the damaged wood carefully, careful not to damage the surrounding healthy wood. Removing the damaged wood will prevent the rot or decay from spreading and ensure a solid foundation for your repairs.

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3. Fill Gaps and Cracks with a Wood Filler or Epoxy

Once you’ve removed the damaged wood, you’ll likely be left with gaps or cracks that need to be filled. Then install the newly custom-cut wood to fill that missing gap. Then choose a high-quality wood filler or epoxy that is designed for use on wood window frames. Apply the filler or epoxy according to the manufacturer’s instructions, filling the gaps or cracks completely. Allow the filler or epoxy to dry and cure at the recommended time.

4. Sand and Smooth the Repaired Area

After the wood filler or epoxy has dried and cured, it’s time to sand and smooth the repaired area. Use fine-grit sandpaper to gently sand the repaired area until it’s smooth and flush with the surrounding wood. Always sand in the same direction as the wood grain to avoid scratches and other damage.

5. Prime and Paint the Repaired Area

Once the repaired area is smooth and even, you’ll need to prime and paint it to protect the wood and blend the repair with the rest of the window frame. Choose a high-quality primer and paint that are designed for use on wood window frames. Apply the primer and allow it to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then apply the paint in thin, even coats, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next.

By following these five tips on how to repair wood window frames, you can help ensure the longevity and beauty of your home’s exterior windows. Wood window frames can last many years with proper care and timely repairs.

If you need help tackling a repair project yourself or need assistance with more extensive damage, consider consulting with a professional wood window repair company for expert guidance and service.

If you do some research online, you should be able to locate a reliable local business that offers these services. Just type “wood window repair near me” or “bay window repair near me” into your browser, and you’ll be able to find a company that’s close by, serving your area.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Why Is It Crucial to Repair and Replace Damaged Exterior Wood Windows and Bay Windows?

Your windows greatly impact how your home looks from the outside, whether you live in a grand Victorian estate or a charming country cottage. Among all types of windows, wood windows and bay windows are a staple for many homes thanks to their timeless appeal and charm. However, if not maintained correctly, these windows can result in several issues. Hence, Replacing or repairing damaged wood windows is crucial. Here’s why:

Protects the Structural Integrity of Your Home

The most immediate concern with damaged windows is their direct impact on your home’s structural integrity. Wood is highly susceptible to dampness and adverse weather conditions. Negligence can lead to moisture seeping into the wood, causing it to rot and weaken over time. Moreover, damage to bay windows can threaten the load-bearing capacity of your structure, posing a safety threat. Hence, timely repairs and replacements ensure your home retains its stability and strength.

Enhances Your Property’s Value

Aesthetically damaged wood windows and bay windows greatly depreciate your property’s curb appeal. Potential homebuyers are usually quick to spot deteriorated windows, which could be a deal-breaker for many. Revamping your windows not only boosts the overall look of your home but also significantly enhances its market value.

Increases Energy Efficiency

Damaged windows can result in air drafts, causing your heating or cooling systems to work overtime to maintain your home’s temperature, leading to a spike in energy costs. Repairing or replacing your damaged wood and bay windows will eliminate drafts, increasing your home’s energy efficiency and potentially saving you considerable energy bills.

Prevents Additional Damage

Not acting promptly to repair window damage can often lead to additional repair costs down the line. Water leakage from damaged wood windows can lead to damp walls and mould problems. Similarly, poor bay window seals can lead to interior water damage. By proactively attending to window damage, you can spare yourself significant aggravation and costs in the future.

2. How Much Does Window Repair and Installation Cost?

The cost of our services varies depending on the extent of the damage, the materials required, and the project’s complexity. For instance, wood window installation cost is often based on the size of your window, the type of wood, and its condition. We recommend contacting us for a free, no-obligation quote to get an accurate estimate for your specific needs.

But if you’re curious about what an exterior wood repair and carpentry might cost, here are some ballpark figures:
• Small handyman project: $1,500 to $5,000+ + HST
• Medium handyman project: $3,000 to $5,000 + HST
• Large handyman project: $5,000 to $10,000+ + HST
• XL handyman project: $10,000 to $20,000+ + HST

3. Will You Include the Materials and Labour?

Yes, our quotes include both materials and labour costs. We use high-quality materials to ensure durability and longevity, and our experienced professionals provide expert craftsmanship.

4. How Long Will My Project Take?

The duration of your project depends on the scope and complexity of the work required. During our initial consultation, we will discuss a timeframe estimate and continue to keep you updated as the project progresses.

However, if you’re looking for a general idea of how long it might take, here are some average project timelines:
• Small handyman project: 1 to 2 business days
• Medium handyman project: 2 to 4 business days
• Large handyman project: 5 to 7 business days
• XL handyman project: 1 to 2 weeks

5. Who Will You Be Sending To Do My Window Project?

At Home Painters Toronto, we have a team of skilled and experienced in-house painters (not subcontractors) who specialize in wood window repairs and installations. The team member assigned to your project will have the necessary expertise to complete the job to the highest standard.

Window Repairs We Offer

We offer a variety of wood window repair services, including:

Full window replacement: If your wood windows are severely damaged or deteriorated, it may be necessary to replace the entire window. This can be an expensive option, but it may be essential to ensure the structural integrity of your home.

Partial wood replacement: In some cases, it may be possible to replace only the damaged or rotted portions of the wood window. This can be a more cost-effective option if the majority of the window is still in good condition.

Wood frame window repair: If the damage to your wood windows is minimal, it may be possible to repair the wood using wood filler or epoxy. This can be an affordable option for homeowners looking to maintain their wood windows without the expense of a complete replacement.

Window restoration: If your wood windows are in relatively good condition but need some attention, window restoration may be an option. This can involve stripping paint or stain from wood , repainting, and replacing any damaged or missing hardware.

If you need exterior windows or bay windows wood replacement and repair services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Home Painters Toronto. Our team of experts is ready to help you restore the beauty and functionality of your home’s windows.

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