When do you need to replace your windows? Whether cosmetic or structural, there will likely come a time when you will need to have a window replacement performed. While windows can usually last from 15 – 20 years, here are a few indications that you can look for.
Single Pane Windows
If your windows are single pane windows, it is a good idea to consider window replacement. Single pane windows are not as efficient or effective as double pane windows. When a window is efficient, it will save you in energy costs because it will more effectively block cold or heat from the outside and retain heat or cold from the inside. Acting as a strong barrier between the outside climate and the inside climate is one of the main purposes of windows. Help your windows be more effective by ensuring that they are double pane. Performing this upgrade will also increase the value of your home and reduce your carbon footprint.
Can you feel cold air coming in through your windows – even when they’re closed? If so, it’s time to look into a window replacement. Replacing a drafty window will improve your comfort and reduce your energy bills.
Do you notice condensation between the panes of your windows? If so, it’s time for a window replacement. If condensation is constant or turns to frost in cold weather, window replacement is more urgent.
If there is visible damage to your window panes, casings, or frames, it may be time to consider a window replacement. Wooden frames can warp or crack, plastic frames can come apart over time. Glass can chip or become damaged over time. If you notice any of these signs, call a professional for a consultation and assessment.
If your windows are rotting, they need to be replaced immediately. Rot can spread to other surrounding areas, compromising the structural integrity of your home. In addition to this, rot can contribute to compromised air quality, which could trigger respiratory problems like asthma or trouble breathing. Opt for a window replacement if you notice any rot surrounding your windows.
Difficult to Operate
If your windows are difficult to open or close, it may be time for a window replacement. Opening and closing the windows should not be difficult or impossible. If you are having trouble operating your windows, it’s likely that they need to be replaced.
High Energy Bills
If you are experiencing high energy bills, take a look at your windows. If they are inefficient, it’s time for a window replacement. New, energy efficient windows can reduce your energy bills in a significant way. This is good for your wallet and good for the environment.
Get a Quote Today
If you’re considering a window replacement, contact us for a free quote. At Total Home Remodeling, we have the experience and expertise to perform any home project you need. Contact us today by phone or online. We look forward to hearing from you.