Are you unsure if you need replacement windows for your home’s windows? If your home is older than 15 years, it’s probably a good time to check and make sure your windows are still operating correctly. For instance, do you have trouble opening or closing your windows? Do you consistently find moisture on your windows’ interior? Just like your roof shingles, over time, your windows and doors need to be replaced. To help you through the replacement process, we are providing the following tips and solutions to help determine if the time windows replacement.
Do Your Windows Use Single-Pane Glass?
Many older homes still use their original windows built with single-pane glass. Simply put, single-pane glass with windows is not energy efficient. These old windows often freeze open or shut, and they feel cold or icy to the touch. They’re also known to develop frost on the inside of the window, which increases the chances of breakage, ultimately causing damage to your home.
Do Your Windows Leak Water or Let in Too Much Air in The Winter Or Summer Months?
The weather conditions outside your home should not appear on the inside—a good sign that your house needs a windows replacement. Inefficient windows can leak, allowing water to come into your house both in front of and behind the walls—a leading cause of mold and mildew in homes. Old, worn-out windows or patio doors often leak air, resulting in high energy bills during peak heating and cooling months. The glass may be loose or the seal between the sash and frame may have weakened.
Do Your Windows Close and Lock Properly?
Besides being an important safety concern, air escapes through windows and patio doors left open or even just unlocked. Escaping air greatly reduces the energy efficiency of your home, and replacement windows help to eliminate this problem.
Are Your Windows Falling Apart or Rotting?
If a window is failing as a result of leaking or sticking, it’s probably time to replace. If a window is rotting or falling apart, you should do windows replacement right away.
If after reading these tips you feel your windows are outdated, drafty, cracked, or just plain “old” it is time for an upgrade. Installing beautiful, new replacement windows can be one of the smartest investments you make to your home. New energy-efficient tax credits have raised standards for energy-efficient windows; homeowners can save up to an average of 45% on cooling and heating costs if they outfit their home with updated replacement “green windows.”
Aspen Home Improvements is proud to offer Energy Star windows. Feel free to explore the benefits of our finest window The Starmark, or our other exceptional choice, The Insul-Tec 500 series.