As their home ages, homeowners usually start to wonder: “When is it time to replace my windows?”
Like any part of your home’s structure, windows eventually begin to wear out. They may have cracks from weather or from impact, the weather-stripping may be pulling away, or the frames could be rotting. All of these are serious problems that could cause other major issues if they’re left unchecked.
Old and worn-out windows that aren’t replaced could cause:
– Water leakage
– Mold and mildew buildup around the window frames and in your walls
– Drafts and cold/warm zones in your house
– Higher costs for heating and cooling
Remember, your windows are a point of protection between your home and the outdoor environment. They allow for a close connection to nature and sunlight. But when that protection begins to fade, other aspects of the environment can leak into your home. Protecting your windows means protecting all the other structural elements of your home.
Should I Replace My Windows?
If you’ve been thinking about replacing your windows, it’s probably because they’re showing signs of aging. While some window issues can be repaired or ignored (for a while), more serious troubles need to be checked out by a professional.
Here are 5 signs you may need new windows:
1. Cracked window panes
2. Rotten frames (they may be soft, chipped, or have water damage)
3. High energy bills
4. Drafts when windows are closed
5. Condensation building up between the layers of glass
Choosing Between Repair & Replacement
If you aren’t sure whether your window issues can be fixed with a few adjustments or need to be completely replaced, the best thing to do is call a professional window company to take a look. It’s usually a quick appointment that ends in a recommendation and a free quote.
Replacement may seem like a large investment, but when it comes to cost-savings in the long-term, it’s a no-brainer. Replacing windows that are beginning to rot or break down can save you money on utilities, window repairs, and major house repairs in the future. As a bonus, new and modern windows can improve the curb appeal of your home and increase the resale value.
What Are the Best Options for New Windows?
If you’ve decided it’s time to replace the windows on your home, you have a wide range of options available. From style, to material, to opening and closing options, you can choose windows that can modernize your home instantly.
Here are a few of GreenFox Window & Doors’ most popular style options in 2019:
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