It is extremely typical for homeowners to wait until their windows are in visible disrepair before replacing them. Given that it is an investment, this is understandable. However, the reality is that replacing your windows sooner rather than later might save you money in the long run. Look for these indicators that it’s time to replace your windows. Then call Progressive Insulation & Windows for a free quote at (800) 500-6200.
Your energy costs are higher than they were previously
For many individuals, the first thing they notice is a significant increase in their energy costs. Others will see a rise over time. This is because the most vulnerable locations in the house for air leaks are the doors and windows. If you can feel a draft coming through a door or window, it’s because it’s not properly sealed. Remember that you can get a free energy assessment from Progressive Insulation & Windows to see where you could be losing energy.
You can hear everything outside
Someone who has never had new windows installed may not know that they should not be able to hear everything that happens outside their house. Noise pollution was a problem with older single-pane windows, but today’s windows are considerably better. Consider replacing your windows if you don’t want to hear every horn blow or every bus pass by.
Condensation can be seen on your windows
Your windows should never have visible condensation, even if you don’t know it. If they do, it signifies that air is escaping via the cracks in the windows. You might be able to re-caulk the window, but if you notice or feel condensation on your windows, it’s probably time to replace them.
Damage is visible
Of course, if you notice damage to your window, it’s time to replace it. However, keep in mind that your home’s windows were most likely built at the same time. If one of your windows is damaged due to normal wear and tear, make sure you receive an estimate for all of your windows. Or, at the very least, get them examined.
Your windows do not easily open and/or close
If you have to exert some effort to open or close your windows, and there is no clear explanation for this, it is likely time to replace that window. Contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 right now if you’d like an estimate, answers to your questions, or a free in-home consultation.