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Old 12-12-2011, 02:43 PM
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Yesterday, I was moving a curtain away from a window and I noticed that there was a crack in the window running horizontally--just about 3-4 inches above the window base. It was a slight jagged line (that is, not perfectly straightly) with no radiating 'impact' lines. When I ran my hand across it, I couldn't feel the crack on the inside of the window. It was only on the outside. Can windows just crack on their own? I know that we have a lot of movement in the soil in this area... could this cause it to just crack? Has anyone else had this experience? This is a one-story house with the typical aluminum windows and the house is only 12 years old.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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dgz,


Here is a previous thread on this same subject that might shed some light.

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Home's windows constantly cracking! Advice?!
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:12 PM
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Thanks! Somehow I missed this thread.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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we had about 75% of our windows replaced under warranty due to fogging

house built in Allen in 03

sad but true, windows suck eggs like the cowboys
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Austin
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The windows can't bend when a house is shifting/settling, so the only thing they can do is crack.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: McKinney
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Windows can also crack from a temperature differential, ie if it's simply too cold outside vs the inside temperature.
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