It is very common for homeowners to wait to replace their windows until they are in obvious distress. This is understandable, as it is an investment. However, the truth is that if you replace your windows sooner rather than later, you can actually end up saving money. Check out these signs that it might be time to consider new windows. You can then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a free estimate.
Your Energy Bills Are Higher Than They Used To Be
For many people, the first thing they notice is that their energy bills are suddenly much higher. For others, the increase happens over time. This is because doors and windows are the most susceptible places in the home for air leaks to take hold. If you feel a draft coming through a door or window, then they are not sealed correctly. Remember that you can contact Progressive Insulation & Windows for a free energy assessment, and we can determine how you might be wasting energy.
You Can Hear Everything Going on Outside
A person who has never had new windows might not realize that they should not be able to hear everything that is going on outside their home. Older, single-pane windows did little to prevent noise pollution, but today’s windows are much better at it. If you would like to stop hearing every horn honk or every bus go by, consider new windows.
There is Visible Condensation on Your Windows
You might not realize it, but your windows should never have visible condensation. If they do, then this means that air is getting out through the window gaps. You might be able to re-caulk the window, but the chances are that if you can see or feel condensation on your windows, then it is time to replace them.
You Can See Damage
Of course, if you see the damage, then it is time to replace your window. However, remember that the windows in your home were likely installed at the same time. If you notice one window is damaged from simple wear and tear, be sure you are getting a quote to have all your windows placed. Or, at a minimum, have them inspected.
Your Windows Don’t Open and/or Close Easily
If you have to put a bit of elbow grease into opening your windows or getting them closed, and you cannot see an obvious reason this is so, then it is likely time to replace that window. If you would like an estimate, to get answers to your questions, or to request a free in-home consultation, contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 right away.