If you’re a homeowner who plans to stay in your current home for years to come, then you know that part of home ownership is updating parts of your home as they experience wear and tear. From the furnace to the roof, the appliances to the floors, things don’t last forever. And one part of your home that may benefit from replacement that you shouldn’t overlook: your windows. At Preferred Window and Door, we can help you recognize the signs that it’s time for new residential windows, such as:
If your windows are visibly damaged, this is a sure sign that you need to replace them. Cracks and chips are indicative of windows that have seen better days. And while you may think that the only problem with chips and cracks is that they aren’t visibly appealing to look at, the truth is that damaged windows can also have an effect on widow’s efficacy, leading to higher energy bills and reduced energy efficiency.
While most windows can last about five decades, after this, your windows are likely drafty, suffer from poor insulation, and aren’t you doing you any favors when it comes to keeping your energy bills low. As such, you should consider replacing them. You should also replace them if they are difficult to open or close.
Another sign that it’s time to replace residential windows is an increase in energy bills. Increased energy bills are a sure sign that some part of your home isn’t doing its job right. While it could be something else, if you’ve serviced your A/C unit, checked your doors for drafts, and the like, your windows may be to blame. Upgrading to energy efficient windows can help to keep bills low.
Just because your windows aren’t necessarily ready to be replaced doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about upgrading. Upgrading your windows to be more in-line with your style can change how your home looks and feels, and could even improve it’s value.
If you’re thinking about upgrading to new residential windows, the time to do so is right now. Spring is the ideal season for changes to the home! At Preferred Window and Door, we are happy to assess your current windows to provide you with a recommendation, and can handle all of your window replacement needs. Please call us at 708-895-3667 today, or send us a message for more information.
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