Is It Time to Replace Your Old Windows?August 02, 2022
If you have the inkling that your windows might be due for a replacement, you may want to check some factors to see if it’s truly time. While there are some telltale signs, like cracked window frames or draftiness in your home, there are other more subtle indicators that it’s time to modernize and restore your home with new windows.
Signs Your Windows Are in Trouble
Certain materials, such as vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass, tend to last longer than other high-maintenance materials, such as wood. Wood will show damage, like rotting and warping, sooner than other, more durable options. Symptoms of windows that need to be replaced include:
- Leaking or decaying around the window frame from water entering
- Condensation collecting on the panes
- Hearing wind or experiencing draftiness in your home
- Difficulty opening and closing your windows, indicating that they may not be sealed properly
You may also notice an increase in outdoor noise due to gapping in the frame and an increase in your energy costs as air escapes from your home, destabilizing the interior temperature.
Replacement Window Options
When you decide to replace your old windows, you should consider the benefits and lifespan of the material you choose. Vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum can last up to 20 or 30 years with proper maintenance. Wood, while beautiful, requires frequent maintenance and will need to be replaced sooner. However, ensuring the windows are installed correctly can help prevent some of the above-mentioned problems.
Contact Five Star Improvements
Five Star Improvements can replace your old windows with new, high-quality windows that match your home’s architecture and style. Our experts will partner with you to determine your needs and meet your desires for your new windows. We’ll evaluate your current windows and make recommendations—and you can trust that we’ll provide an honest quote! We maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we’re accredited by multiple organizations. Reach out today.