High-quality, well-maintained windows may last for 2 decades or more, but their lifespan depends on a variety of factors such as location and weather. Here are a few other factors that indicate it is time to replace your home’s windows:
Your windows are damaged, warped, or broken
Wood windows should be inspected for water and insect damage a couple of times each year. Soft window frames indicate rot and water infiltration which will eventually lead to water damage in your interior walls and ceilings.
You want to reduce your energy bill
Drafty windows can inflate your winter energy bills by up to 25%! Upgrading your older windows with high quality, energy efficient ones can significantly reduce your heating and cooling bills.
Your home needs a makeover
Windows are one of the most prominent features of a home, so if your home’s windows are dated eyesores you’ll want to replace them to increase your home’s aesthetic and curb appeal. You can also change out the style of your older windows to include something larger or to add in picture windows for a whole new look.
You’re renovating a historic home
If you are renovating an historic home you may be looking for historically accurate replacement windows. Whether you are replacing the home’s original windows or you need to correct a previous owner’s incorrect replacement style, you will want to choose replacement windows that fit with the home’s style and era.
You’re interior rooms are uncomfortable
Is one room in your home always drafty in the winter or stuffy and hot in the summer, regardless of the temperature in the rest of your home? This can indicate an issue with your windows. Modern energy rated windows will offer a tight seal to eliminate drafts and feature window coatings to reduce sun exposure that will make a room too warm.
Your windows are difficult to open and/or don’t properly lock
Multiple layers of paint, water damage, warping, and wood rot can all negatively affect a window’s ability to open, close, and lock. More than an annoyance, these windows are safety hazards that affect the security of your home and family.
You notice condensation or fogging between the panes
Condensation or fog between your window panes means moisture is able to get between the glass panes due to insulating gas escaping through a failed window seal. This can also lead to mold growth in your window frame.
Your windows are single-pane
Single pane windows lack many of the features newer double or even triple pane windows offer, such as gas insulation between the panes and special glass surface coatings. Upgrading to double pane windows will greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency.
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At SuperiorPRO, we offer a variety of replacement window options to match your unique home. Call us today for a free quote!