Having a broken window can be a real nuisance, but it can also feel easy to ignore it for a while. After all, as long as it's boarded up, it's not causing any real problems, right? Actually, that's not the case. Your broken window could end up causing quite a few problems for you. Here's just a glimpse at some of the issues you might face.
Temperature control, or a lack thereof, is one of the first problems you're likely to face with a broken window. Even with it boarded up, broken windows let in cold and hot air depending on the season. This can make it harder to keep a room temperate and comfortable, and may mean wasting a lot more energy running your heater or air conditioner. While it might seem like you're putting off a big expense, you could be wracking up expenses all the while you're not having it replaced.
Sign to Burglars
Broken windows send a bad signal to potential burglars. A broken window signals a few things. For starters, it may indicate to them that someone was successful in breaking into your home in the past, which may seem inviting. Furthermore, it often acts as an indication that you don't have an alarm system. Whether or not this is true, the likelihood of your experiencing a break-in likely increases while you still have a broken window.
If you have a HOA or homeowner's association in your area, there's a strong likelihood that they won't take a broken window lightly. While they're likely to have a grace period for getting the window fixed - no one can fix a window instantaneously, after all - you could end up getting slapped with HOA fees for as long as your window is broken. Problems like these are often seen as a blight on a neighborhood's appearance and there may even be rules that you're expected to follow on how soon you should get it repaired.
Having a broken window is a problem no one wants to deal with, but that doesn't mean that you should put it on the back burner. If you want your home to be safe and to pay as little as possible due to having a broken window, you should leap at the opportunity to get it fixed as quickly as possible. Call a window repair company to come and take a look and give you an estimate. Remember that whatever you end up paying, it's better than dealing with more fees, high energy bills, and a potential break-in.