Almost nothing lasts forever. We all know that our homes occasionally need renovation to replace old or malfunctioning appliances, decor, and more. But we often don’t consider the windows until it’s well past time to replace the How do you know it’s time to replace your windows? You will start to notice the following signs…
You can hear a lot of outdoor noises. If your home is older, it probably has single-pane windows. Not only can these be less than energy efficient; they also do a poor job of keeping noise pollution outside, where it belongs.
Your house is drafty. You can feel or even hear air leaking into the house around window frames, which have become loose over time.
Your electric bills are increasing. All those drafts make it harder to keep your home warm in the winter, and more difficult to keep cool in the summer. The result is that your air conditioning unit has to work harder to do its job, and your electric bill starts to increase.
Moisture is building up between double panes. Double-paned windows include a gas that is injected between the panes to provide extra insulation. If you see moisture building up between the panes, that’s a sign that the airtight seal has broken and your insulation has leaked out.
Rotting frames. Over time, wood structures can rot and decay. It’s not the best look for your home, and the decay will generally contribute to the other problems on this list.
Your windows don’t operate smoothly anymore. Your windows should open and close smoothly, and include a secure lock on the inside to protect your home from burglars. This can happen due to age, or simply due to grime buildup on the tracks.
They’re just plain unattractive. Aside from the above functional issues, over time your windows can begin to look dirty and old. You might consider replacing them in order to boost your home’s curb appeal, particularly if you plan on selling the property in the near future.
But with the cost of window replacement running between $200 and $1,800 per window, many homeowners feel reluctant to spend that kind of money unless it’s absolutely necessary. We provide a full inspection with a written report on every job we do and can also recommend a reputable vendor if you need to have windows replaced.
If your windows are simply unattractive or perhaps not opening and closing smoothly, a good cleaning can give them a bit more life. Give us a call to schedule a professional window cleaning, and we can restore some of your home’s curb appeal while helping your windows to function better.