Your house will always let you know when something is not right. This is especially true for windows because they are notably communicative.
Do your windows refuse to close? Do they fog up? Or are they drafty? Do they get stuck when opened or shut down? If you see any or all of these symptoms, it’s time to get them replaced.
Well-maintained and high-quality windows generally last for more than 20 years. There are many factors that play a part in keeping the windows intact.
If your windows have already crossed a decade, keep an eye open for the replacement signs. Here’s a list of signs that should be on the lookout to know it’s high time you changed your windows.
1. Repairs instead of replacement
Repairing is always an option if you do not want to replace windows uniquely designed to suit the framework of your house. Besides, repairs are cheaper than a replacement. Minor problems like worn-out weather stripping or small hardware damages can be repaired instead of replacing. However, repairing the sash or the frame of the broken window is not recommended.
2.Reduce the energy bill
If your windows are working fine, they’ll let in the sunlight during the day, making it warm and toasty inside. However, if the window is broken or lets in a draft, it will make the house cold, thus resulting in higher energy bills. In fact, energy efficient windows don’t just lower the heating bill but also the cooling bill.
3. For a makeover
Worn out windows can’t make your house look new. Faded colors, warped materials and old screens lower the value and appeal of the house.Replacing the sashes or frame can improve airflow and create a comfortable interior that is soothing to look at.
4. After a severe storm
Living in a hurricane-prone zone or an area that is disposed to harsh weathers is never easy. Consider fiberglass for the windows as it resists corrosion and offers stability at extreme temperature fluctuations as the fiber expands and contracts on the same pace as glass.
Quality fiberglass helps you have windows that do not crack, chip, or peel off and are virtually maintenance-free, protecting it from all natural calamities and destructions.
5. Renovating your dream home
If you have just moved into a home that has old windows, you might need to replace them to suit your interiors. Even if you want to keep the retro look of your home, keep in mind that wrong windows change the vintage look of the vintage home.
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