For many homeowners, especially those who have purchased older homes, there is a common question about windows: how long does the glass in the windows last before it is time for replacement? The following considers the average lifespan of the standard glass window, signs that it is time to replace glass windows, and your options when it comes to new windows in your South Cook County, IL or Lake County, IN home:
The good news is that of all of the materials out there, glass lasts longer than just about anything else. In fact, when it comes to windows, it is not really the glass that a homeowner needs to worry about so much as it is the frame. To be sure, while glass will usually withstand the tests of time – easily lasting more than 100 years – an insulating glass panel may suffer from a broken seal on its frame after years of heating and cooling, expansion and contraction. While the highest quality windows can last up to 50 years without the seal breaking, some windows will need to be replaced much sooner.
There are a few things that you can look for to determine whether or not it is time to replace your windows. Keep an eye out for:
If your home is in need of new windows, there are dozens of styles to choose from. Many homeowners today are loving energy efficient windows, and they are available in all the traditional styles including– bay windows, picture windows, garden windows, etc.
For all of your window assessment, repair, or replacement needs, our team at Preferred Window and Door has you covered. For a free quote, call us today at 708-895-3667!
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