When to Replace Your Old Windows

When to Replace Windows

It’s no secret that purchasing house windows can be a sizeable investment. So, as windows start showing signs of wear, it’s only natural to question whether or not the time has truly come to replace them. Good, quality windows will last for decades, and there are some minor issues that can certainly be addressed with a simple repair as opposed to complete replacement. However, windows don’t last forever, and eventually, the time will come when you do need to replace them. Below are some factors that most commonly influence a homeowner’s decision.

Damage

Some minor damage can be easily repaired, but other issues are more likely to call for replacement. Similar to totaling a car, some window damage can be too costly or bothersome to warrant fixing. For instance, warped, cracked, or otherwise damaged sashes or frames can lead to a whole host of problems, like air leaks, fogged glass, or refusing to open or close. Other big issues include wood rot, sagging frames, and hard-to-find replacement hardware.

Energy Efficiency

Old, damaged windows might leak air and cause drafts. But, even if your windows aren’t drafty, there are other factors that make older or cheaper windows less efficient, too. For example, some single-paned windows are half as effective as double-paned units at retaining heat and air conditioning. Windows with failing energy efficiency can cause discomfort in the home, making rooms feel chilly in the winter or overheated in the summer.

Appearance

Worn out windows can greatly detract from a home’s exterior appearance and curb appeal, as they’re one of its most distinctive features. When your windows’ exterior color is fading or their material is looking battered and worn, it may be time to replace them.

If you’re unsure whether it’s time to replace your home’s windows, contact your local experts at WindowPRO. We’ll be happy to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at your home. Our highly knowledgeable team boasts more than 500 years of combined experience, and we pride ourselves on keeping an honest, customer-centric approach to service – we never use high-pressure sales tactics or gimmicks to push customers toward a purchase.