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Things to Consider When Considering Window Replacement
Things to consider when considering window replacement from Master’s Home Solutions. These days, how are your home’s “visionary windows” looking? Do you notice any crow’s feet around the edges? What’s under there? Starting to droop or appear a bit saggy these days? The topic of this post isn’t about how to make your eyes appear less puffy; it’s instead about windows!
Your home’s aesthetic and energy efficiency are influenced by your windows’ quality and condition. Unfortunately, changing your windows is often the last thing homeowners do. Windows, like any other product, have an expiration date. To maximize the lifespan of your current windows, but not to wait until they deteriorate to the point where they compromise the structural integrity of your home, you should consider replacing them as soon as possible. It would help if you had new eyes for your business or home. How do you know if it’s time?
How Do I Know When My Windows Need Replacing?
Windows, like roofs and cars, age and need replacing. The best windows are the ones you already have; adequately insulate them. While adding weather-stripping and insulation to your old windows will assist, nothing, including you, is guaranteed. Keep an eye out for these 7 signs:
Windows Jamming and Sticking – Window balancing difficulties can cause jams or stick as windows age. Moisture infiltration can cause swelling, rot, and rust, making windows challenging to open and close. A lack of window lubrication might cause swollen or imbalanced windows.
I Feel A Draft! – If you can feel a draught around your windows even when they are closed, your HVAC system is overworking. Add weather-stripping or caulk around your windows to decrease draughts. If it doesn’t work, you may structurally compromise your windows.
Condensation on or Inside Your Windows: Your window glazing and gas fill may be deteriorating if you observe “sweat” or clouding between the panes, even on chilly days. A damp window likely suggests a moist home or office.
Did You Hear That? – Your windows are likely losing their insulation capabilities if you can hear traffic, dogs barking, children playing, etc., from within your home—another reason to replace your windows.
These Are Some Old Windows – Existing windows are likely inefficient. Due to the 1992 ENERGY STAR® labeling scheme, many older windows lack current glazing and low-E glass. A new window can help block more UV rays, make your home warmer, and save you money.
Are Your Windows Hard to Clean? – Experts advise washing windows inside and out at least once a year. Newer double-hung windows are easier to clean than older single-hung windows! No more unstable ladders to clean your windows! Externally, older windows that you can’t lift out of their tracks can be challenging to clean.
Damaged or Broken Windows: If your windows or frames are broken or cracked, it’s time to replace them. Window repairs aren’t feasible at this point, and the longer you wait to replace them, you will do the more damage.
Advantages of Window Replacement
In summary, replacing your windows currently has several advantages that we discussed above.
Better UV Protection
The interior of your home is prematurely faded by UV rays when exposed to too much natural light.
More Energy Efficient
You can save money on home your improvements by installing new windows with better insulation. You can save enough energy bills to pay for your new windows.
Easier to Maintain
Modern window designs are more durable and easier to maintain than previous windows.
More Safe and Secure
A damaged window invites a burglar inside. Not only that, but newer replacement windows have more available safety and security features, such as tempered or laminated glass that is less likely to shatter and splinter.
Added Noise Reduction
Sound-deadening technologies like laminated glass and triple-pane windows are available today. Making your home more serene and quiet is an investment worth making if you live near a busy highway, airport, or just a noisy neighborhood.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Replace old windows if you plan to sell your home or want to boost its value.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
A home’s windows can make or break a sale, regardless of other changes. Remember that windows are the eyes of a house’s soul for prospective purchasers.
Which Windows Should I Choose?
Your alternatives are now more incredible than ever, which is a good thing. Not all windows are created equal. Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of each window option before deciding on the best choice for you, your family, and your business.
For windows, there are several framing solutions besides the typical timber frame. Each has its pros and cons. You can choose from low-E, UV-protective, dual-pane, triple-pane, and specialty glazing options for ease of cleaning, improved insulation, and durability.
For more information, contact Master’s Home Solutions in Bethlehem, Allentown, Flemington, and Nazareth, PA. Call our team or roofers at 610-991-7591.