Have you noticed that your home’s windows and doors are sticking? This can be such a pain. You may wonder what the cause of this is. Could it be humidity or problems with the frames? However, the issue could be much larger. In fact, sticking doors and windows can be an indication that your home’s foundation is damaged from foundation settlement.
Problems From Sticking Doors & Windows
In order to fix sticking doors and windows, it is important to find the underlying problem. While humidity can cause problems, a settling or damaged foundation can also make doors and windows stick.
Foundation movement can cause walls to sink or lean. The walls then push against the door and window frames creating pressure. This causes sticking with the opening or closing of doors and windows. However, oftentimes this can mean there are additional issues as well. Some other issues include:
- Uneven Floors
- Gaps Around Windows or Doors
- Cracked or Pulled Molding
- Drywall Cracks Near Windows or Doors
Solutions For Sticking Doors & Windows
Without treating the underlying issue, sticking doors and windows most likely won’t be completely fixed. A foundation repair expert can help to determine what the cause of the foundation issues is. The most common types of foundation repair methods are steel push piers, helical piers, or wall anchors.
It is important to fix smaller issues before they create larger, more expensive issues. Basement Authority of West Virginia can ensure that your home’s foundation is strong and stable. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your home.