Yesterday I attended a home inspection for one of my clients.It was a lovely custom built resale home. During the inspection the inspector noted that many of the windows would fall when in the open position and several had size-able gaps allowing air flow in between the plastic jamb as well as small critters such as Lady Bugs inside the home.
My clients grew concerned, however the inspector quickly pointed out, the house was not very old and the windows just needed repair. None of the seals were broken, it was just a matter of getting the right parts to make the repairs.
He recommended "Blaines Window Repair." He explained that here in the Virginia area they are the only place that carries replacement parts for spring balances for window sashes.
He explained to the buyer that most people, just go to the local hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowes and when they do not find the part they need, they just live with windows that do not operate.
All windows in a home must be operational and windows that come crashing down can hurt a child or even an adult. I remember recently my husband was in an upper bedroom hanging out the window with the leaf blower cleaning the leaves from the gutter. The window came crashing down on his head as he pulled himself back inside as he was getting done. Oh my, the words I could hear from upstairs! ( #++***!!!**#+++###!!!) Luckily he was just bruised and not hurt badly.
Tip For Sellers: if you have windows that fall, or do not open and are painted shut, have them repaired before you list your home for sale. This is home owner maintenance.
I so glad I know the name of a company where we can get the part. Never assume you must replace the windows.
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Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder of Erick and Company of Exit 1st Choice Realty, Woodbridge VA. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (Office).If you are a homeowner who has a home to sell, we have buyers ready and waiting for nice homes to come on the market. Give us a call and we can "GET YOUR HOME SOLD FAST" to list your property for sale we service Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Manassas, Manassas Park, Haymarket,Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville, Aquia Harbor, Garrisonville and Triangle area's .