Are your current windows posing a home improvement conundrum? Do you find yourself wondering if it’s time for new ones, but aren’t sure? Maybe you’re asking yourself what the signs are you should be looking for.
The answer may be simpler than you’d imagine—it’s time to replace your windows if they aren’t doing their job! The right windows can increase ventilation, help insulate your home, enhance sound abatement, and help save on your utility bill. And you are, undoubtedly, looking for windows that are attractive, durable, and help keep your family safe and comfortable. So ask yourself, is that what you have right now?
Still unsure? Check for these seven red flags to gauge whether your existing windows are making the cut:
Are they damaged?
If a baseball came tearing through your window or the glass has otherwise been irreparably damaged and is not covered by warranty, chances are you should replace it. After a window is severely damaged, it is only a matter of time before exposure to the elements may cause additional damage to the frame or surrounding areas.
If you’ve been avoiding dealing with window damage, you could have compounding factors. If it’s recent, why not tackle the issue before it progresses! Our Glass Go LLC techs can do a complimentary in-home consultation at your convenience to diagnose the damage to your window and talk about replacement options that work best for you.
Are you feeling drafts or leaks?
Your window should bring all of the beauty of the outdoors into your home—not all of the pests, water, and uncomfortable temperatures. If the elements are creeping in instead of staying safely outside, you may want to consider replacement.
Do a quick inspection by checking all around the frames of your windows for damage or rot from insects and moisture. If they are soft to the touch, cracking, or showing other signs of wear, they will need to be replaced immediately. These minor annoyances may soon grow and multiply into truly expensive disasters to your home’s foundation if left unattended.
When you go to replace, make sure you invest in a window that will stand the test of time.