Are Your Doors or Windows Sticking?

You may notice some of your home’s doors or windows “sticking,” otherwise known as not opening or closing without some struggle. Not only are sticking doors and windows frustrating, but it may be a sign of an underlying foundation problem. Some warning signs of sticking doors or windows starting in your home can include:

  • Uneven floors
  • Door or window openings that aren’t square
  • Doors or windows not opening or closing properly, having to use extra force, etc.

If these issues listed above are recognizable in your home, call us right away! This may be a forewarning sign of a more serious structural problem that could injure you or your family and decrease the value of your home.

Causes of Doors and Windows Sticking

There can be a variety of situations that can cause your doors or windows to be jammed. Some common causes can be:

  • Changes in the weather
  • Damaged hinges
  • Faulty windows

The issue can also be more serious, caused by:

  • Settling foundations
  • Sinking crawl space supports

Both of these issues can be detrimental to your home’s entire structure. Your windows and doors all have their square alignments, so when a foundation settles this can cause them to be shifted out of that alignment. Other causes of foundation settlement are:

  • Expansive and weak soils
  • Hydrostatic pressure.
  • Sinking crawl space

To the untrained eye, it can be impossible to know which of these caused your doors and windows to stick and also know how to fix them. That’s why it’s important to never ignore problems like this and call a professional to assess the situation. You don’t want to be stuck with a home that’s falling apart.

Doors and Windows Sticking Repair

It’s always highly encouraged to hire a professional even if you are not sure. Solve all your foundation problems that led to your sticking windows and doors with Foundation Strategies. Foundation Strategies and Construction will focus on ensuring your foundation is properly supported. We use Grip-Tite Push Pier or Grip-Tite Helical Pile systems to ensure your home’s structure is properly secured. Although realizing there is a problem with your foundation can be a stressful and scary time, we will work with you every step of the way to explain our process and ensure your home’s value and stability is restored. Contact us today for a free quote!

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