When should I replace my windows?
Windows can be a big investment for homeowners so they usually choose one that will last for a significant length of time. When taken care of well they can last for many years, but like most things, they can’t last forever.
Similar to doors, as windows get older you may begin to deal with structural issues. You may find rot around the frame, or maybe the window just doesn’t close all the way like it used it. Both of these problems allow outside elements into the home and can lead to possible further structural damage. By replacing your windows you can stop future water damage and improve air filtration. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of homes' heating and cooling use1. Window replacement is a great way to save money while keeping your home safe and clean.
Change in Style
Another reason to replace windows is because of style. When replacing your windows there are many options open to you to change the look and function of your home.
By choosing a new window with a different type of operation you may increase airflow into a room. Going from a fixed window to a double hung will allow you to now open the window from either the top, letting warm air exit the room, or bottom and bring air into a room. There are many available options when it comes to operation and choosing what direction the window can open that will bring the most air flow while maintaining energy efficiency.
In most windows you will also have the option of adding grids, privacy glass, or decorative glass to give it a style that best fits you.
And lastly, by replacing the windows in your home you may boost your home’s value. Window replacement is in the top ten home improvement projects that increase resale values. So either you have structure issues, wish to increase light in a room, or you want to save money on your energy bill, there is always a good reason to replace the windows in your home.