Your windows are a key component to your home and if you’ve noticed that they have seen better years, it may be time to consider window replacements. Quality windows can last decades, depending on the type of window and how well they’re taken care of. Not sure if it’s time to get new ones installed? Here are some signs that it is time to replace your windows.
#1: They are drafty.
If you stand by your windows and you feel cold air blowing through them, then you know you have drafty windows. Over time, normal wear and tear will cause your windows to stop protecting your home like it should, and drafts are one sign that they are not functioning as well as they could be.
#2: They are old and out of date.
New windows will improve your home’s exterior and add value. Windows that have faded paint or are made of old aluminum simply are not providing the curb appeal that your home deserves and not to mention, they are not energy efficient! New Energy Star ® rated windows will end up saving you money later down the road and they can complement the overall look of your home!
#3: Your energy bill is increasing.
If you dread the winter heating bills because they skyrocket, chances are, your windows are not operating at peak efficiency. They are likely letting cold air in and warm air out. That makes your heater work harder to compensate for unevenly distributed heat, which causes high utility bills. Energy efficient windows are great for the environment and you will have more money in your wallet during the cold winter months.
#4: You can hear things outside easily.
Your home is your oasis, so when you step inside, you will want to find peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the world. If you can still hear everything that is happening outside even when your windows and doors are closed, it’s likely that your windows are poorly sealed and/or the glass is low quality. Sound-reducing windows will keep all of that unwanted traffic or neighbor noise outside, keeping things peaceful for you inside.
Window replacements are a great way to add value and beauty to your home. Whether it’s Simonton or Milgard windows you choose, we have a range of innovative and energy efficient windows that will fit your home’s style and your budget! Contact us today for information on getting your window replacement project started!