Some people will notice that their windows are cracking along the caulking area. There may be splits or cracks that are growing in size. While they may begin small, over a short time they may quickly spread. Cracks and gaps along the frame could be an indication of a problem with the house. Cracking around the brick close to a window may also cause the windows to get stuck.
A door that will not close properly and needs a further push could indicate issues with the home. Some doors will get stuck while trying to open it or may have a hard time closing and small cracks, openings or gaps around the border of the frame could indicate a separation.
Gaps in any of the doors and windows could be from shifts in the home and early indicators that the foundation is changing and being moved around. Homeowners should inspect their house once a year to check for any signs of a deeper issue. Catching things early and getting the work done is the best way to ensure that the trouble remains small and that it gets done when it should.