In our area having windows that aren’t functioning properly can be a source of much frustration. They can let hot air in, cold air out and vice versa. This can reign havoc on your utility bill. Knowing when to replace your home’s windows isn’t always as clear as it may seem. If your home is older than 15 years, it’s probably a good time to check and make sure your windows are still operating correctly. For instance, do you have trouble opening or closing your windows? Do you consistently find moisture on your windows’ interior? Just like your washing machine, refrigerator, or roof shingles, over time, your windows and doors need to be replaced. Here are some questions to ask yourself about your windows.
- Do your windows use single-pane glass?
- Does it seem especially noisy in your house?
- Are you seeing your furniture, carpet, drapes or artwork fade away?
- Are you still using storm windows?
- Do your windows leak water or let in too much air in the winter or summer months?
- Are your windows as beautiful as you would like them?
- Are your windows easy to use?
- Do your windows close and lock properly?
- Are your windows difficult to clean?
- Are your windows falling apart or rotting?
- Do your windows match the style of your home?
- Are you tired of painting your window exteriors, or is the exterior paint peeling?
If the answer to any of these questions is, “YES” it may mean it’s time to replace your home’s windows.