All vinyl windows are designed with little drain holes that allow rain water, moisture, or condensation to exit the vinyl frame, and therefore not enter your home. These "weep" holes are usually located at either end and near the bottom of the frame. Some weep holes are easy to spot and come with inserts that have tiny flaps to keep wind, debris and bugs from entering, while others are not so visible, as they are tucked back and underneath the frame, but they are there. This brings us to the water, or wet channel.

      However, it is recommended that your windows be repaired, or as we at VInyl Recovery LLC prefer, RECOVERED. We don't want the recently exposed interior channel to become compromised by debris and the elements. Granted, while we have seen vinyl window frames that have sat in their damaged condition for as many as five years before being asked to repair them, why wait...?

     It's a reasonable question. Over the years, insurance companies, and even mortgage companies, have tightened up their policies regarding payout for damaging weather, including hail storms. This is Colorado after all, ranking at the top of the list annually when it comes to hail damage. In some cases, provided your window glass isn't broken, and your window frames aren't a total loss, necessitating replacement, windows don't rank as high on the list when it comes to being addressed. That's because the roof is usually attended to first. No argument there. But this can mean less cash for siding, paint, and yes, even windows, especially if you want them completely replaced. That's where we come in...

     Vinyl Recovery LLC is a very cost effective alternative to vinyl window replacement, and we're striving to be your best and only alternative. There are many companies out there repairing hail damaged vinyl windows, but most are not devoted exclusively to this service, let alone achieving our results. And that's the real difference. At Vinyl Recovery LLC we're focused on DOING ONE THING, and DOING IT WELL...

     To the right is the cutaway of a vinyl window frame, revealing the water channel, that spacious, hollow interior portion through which any moisture leads to the weep holes and exits. 

     Here we see the same cutaway with several large holes left by the latest hail storm, exposing the water channel in a way never meant to be seen. 

     If your windows have suffered a similar fate, and provided you don't need a ladder, take a look inside the damaged area. You may notice a few things. One is that the interior vinyl may look brand new, and in many cases, may even remain intact. That's simply because the interior vinyl hasn't been exposed to the harsh elements, and therefore is neither as brittle, nor as susceptible to impact damage. So if no holes or cracks are visible inside the water channel area, then it is likely your window damage is merely a cosmetic issue, and not structural. And if so, any moisture that enters through the hail damage will still exit through the weep holes. This is great news. Your windows may not need to be replaced after all. 

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