Windows are an important part of the home; they help to allow in natural light, can aid in regulating the temperature and energy use in the home, among other things.
Although newer windows are built to last longer and are more energy efficient than ever before, it doesn’t mean that they will last forever, so it’s important to know the signs for when it may be time to have them replaced. The following are some indications that it’s time to get your windows upgraded:
‘They’re damaged, warped, or broken
It’s sometimes possible to repair a window instead of replacing it. If your window’s problem is minor, such as needing new weatherstripping or hardware, a repair might be the best option. But replacing a damaged, warped, or broken window sash or frame is almost always preferred to attempting a repair. Do your windows fog up? Are they drafty? Do they stick when you try to open or close them? Do they refuse to stay open? If your windows are communicating in those ways, they’re telling you to replace them.
You want to reduce your energy bill
Windows provide some heat in the winter by letting in sunlight. But drafty windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can reduce your heating and cooling bills.
Your home needs a makeover
Windows are one of the most prominent features of a home, and if they look worn, your house will too. Look to see whether the color is fading or the window material is warping, or whether old screens or storm windows detract from the curb appeal of your home. Design considerations are a close second to quality when selecting new windows, and the overall vision or design theme of a home or space should be a driving force in the window selection process. (source: forbes.com)
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