3 Signs Your Windows Need to be Replaced
Has your home felt draftier lately? Is it harder to control the temperature in your home? Is your energy bill rising? Then it might be time to take a closer look at if your windows need to be replaced. Old windows can lead to drafts and are far less energy efficient than new windows.
If you are unsure if your windows need to be replaced, we are always happy to take a look and evaluate them. We never just want to make a sale but instead we want what is best for you. That is why we will always be honest with you during our evaluation.
Of course, you can also take a look at your windows yourself first. If you want to try and figure out if your windows need to be replaced, here are three things to look for:
1. Higher Energy Bills
When your windows are old and do not seal right any more, they let cold air in during the winter and cold AC air out during the summer. In order to maintain the temperature that you want in your home, that will use more energy. This will result in higher utility bills and extra costs.
You will most likely feel drafts around the windows. If that is the case you should consider replacing them. It will make temperature control in your home much easier and save you money on your utility bills.
If there is condensation in your windows you should take a closer look. When you regularly see foggy windows with built up condensation, that will cause issues. If the condensation is between the window panes it means that the seal of the window has failed. This can cause leaks and does not look nice on top of it. Condensation problems generally mean the windows need to be replaced.
3. Worn Out
When the windows become worn out and old, they can develop several problems. You can easily tell if your windows are starting to wear out. The color of the frame will look faded, it might be chipped and even show signs of rot or moisture damage.
Depending on the state of the windows they might also develop leaks and let in water. When there is water leaking into your home it can cause a variety of problems that are best to avoid. Water damage can affect more than just your windows and require costly repairs.
Worn out windows can also be hard to open, close, or lock. Additionally, if water can get into your home, chances are so can insects. For obvious reasons you do not want that. Certain insects, such and termites, can cause real havoc inside and outside of your home.
Furthermore, if your windows are worn out, they will also let in much more noise from the outside. This noise pollution will be drastically reduced by installing new windows.
Better Window Solutions
If you look at your windows and find any (or all) of the three signs mentioned above, you should consider replacing your windows. There are a number of great window options available to you. Not all windows are created equal.
The better the quality of the windows that you get, the higher their performance will be. Good quality windows will quickly pay for themselves as you will save money on your energy. In addition to savings, you will also notice an increased comfort in your home.
New windows make it much easier to control the temperature in your home. They will help keep the cold air out in the winter and keep the cool air from your AC inside in the summer. Additionally, new windows can significantly reduce noise pollution from the outdoors.
Companies like Pella, Andersen, and Simonton offer an amazing selection of windows. They have the right window for every room, including custom solutions. You can also choose from a number of color options to match your siding as well as the interior of your home.
New windows will improve the comfort in your home as well as its curb appeal. They are also much easier to clean and operate. When you factor all of these things in, you will quickly see that it might make most sense to replace your windows.
Your Trusted Window Guide
Our team from Colorado Siding Repair is your trusted guide when it comes to all exterior remodeling projects. That includes windows as they are both part of the exterior and the interior. We can measure them just right and install them perfectly.
We believe in excellent service as well as high quality products. That is why we install windows from name brands like Pella. When you get good windows, you can trust that they will perform well and last a long time.
Let us know if you have any questions about windows, siding, insulation, or exterior painting. We are here for you and will guide you along the way. Colorado Siding Repair is the one contractor that can take care of all your exterior home needs.
Additionally, we never use high pressure sale tactics. Instead, we take the educational approach. That way you will have all the necessary information to make the right decision for you, your home, and your budget.
We can take a look at your windows, and together we can decide what the best way forward is. Contact Colorado Siding Repair today to get a hassle-free quote!