Our homes can’t talk to us, but they sure do have a way of telling us when something isn’t right. Windows have a lot to say and if they’re more than two decades old, maybe it’s time you listen to them!
Here are some signs that you might want to consider replacing your windows. Let’s jump right in!
Damaged, warped or broken
In many cases, getting your window repaired might make more sense than getting it outright replaced. And truth be told – if you need new weatherstripping or some hardware – that might be your best opinion. But if your windows are showing severe wear and tear like we’ve described above – it might be time for a full blown replacement.
Even when windows are functioning, they can still develop issues. If they’re fogging, drafty or stick too much when they’re opening and closing – it may be time to replace them.
Reducing your energy bill
According the the US government, drafty windows can increase your energy expenses by 25% or more; particularly in older, colonial homes. Replacing them with more modern, energy efficient models can work in your benefit the opposite way – and reduce much of your expense and in essence – pay for themselves over an extended period of time.
Especially if you’re considering selling your home, you may want to consider this option as windows are some of the most valuable updates you can make for your home.
If you’re investing in windows for strictly aesthetic reasons, then you’re in luck – because windows are one of the most prominent features that a home has and their replacement can make a gigantic difference in the look and feel of your home. Old screen and ratty window frames can dramatically reduce the value of your home and hurt it’s curb appeal.
In addition, the interior feel of a home can be changed drastically, too. Bigger windows increase the amount of natural light – and all the aesthetic and health benefits that come with it. Daylit environment increases both productivity and comfort.
If you’re thinking about home window installation in your home, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to give you a free consultation. Until then, we hope these tips gave you a little extra motivation to consider an upgrade. Good luck!