Virginia Beach’s Chesapeake Bay is a harsh environment for any window hanging in its constant salty breeze. This salt coats, eroding and corroding, everything in its path. The working metal pieces of a window take most of its wrath. The salt destroys a window’s balancers, spacers, and locks, and creates a shock…to the one who opens the window that now falls to the ground, plop.
This home located in Virginia Beach off of shore drive near the resort, had windows punished by the harsh conditions of the Chesapeake. The original windows were merely builder’s grade and could not stand up to the environment for more than a decade. How the builder came to reason that these windows would last many seasons, is “beyond me.”