Windows are critical to your home’s energy efficiency, visual appeal, and defense against the elements. So, if the windows in your home are in rough shape, replacing them should jump to the top of your home improvement to-do list. However, window replacement isn’t a minor investment, and you might be unsure if the benefits are worth the expense. Or perhaps you’re wondering if replacing only a few particularly problematic windows will have a meaningful impact. There are clear signs that it’s time to replace your home windows. Here are the six things to look out for:
Can you feel air passing through your windows when you pass by them? If so, this indicates that the seal of your windows has been compromised. In addition to negatively affecting a home’s energy efficiency, such gaps can allow water infiltration that, if not addressed, can result in mold growth around the frames.
Rising Energy Costs
Heat transfer through windows is responsible for 25% to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling costs. If you’ve noticed an increase in your monthly energy costs, having energy-efficient windows installed is likely a smart investment.
Difficulty Opening & Closing Your Windows
Your windows should operate smoothly and be easy to open and close. If they aren’t, it’s a sign of damage, which, in addition to being frustrating, can compromise your home security and almost certainly indicate your windows aren’t properly sealed.
Any visible damage to your windows is cause for concern. Minor problems like small cracks can and should be addressed with repairs. However, if your window frames are rotting or deteriorated in multiple areas, replacement is likely the better solution.
Excessive noise infiltration can have a negative impact on your home life and is usually due to outdated windows that only have a single pane of glass. Or it may indicate that the seals of your windows have worn out.
Frequent condensation on your windows that doesn’t go away is a sign that they’re doing little to prevent heat transfer and should be replaced. Similarly, seeing moisture between the glass of multi-pane windows indicates bad seals that should be addressed.
Additional Reasons to Replace Your Windows
Beyond what’s listed above, there are other reasons to replace your home windows. For example, if your home has builder-grade, single-pane windows, even if they aren’t damaged, they’re doing little for your home’s energy efficiency. Additionally, windows can have a dramatic impact on the look of your home. If you’d like to enhance your home’s curb appeal, replacing outdated windows is a great place to start.
Get the Best Replacement Windows for Your Home
If you’ve decided to have new home windows installed, it’s important to understand that the quality of replacement windows varies widely as does the workmanship of the companies that install them. At Reborn Home Solutions, we have a reputation for providing our customers with the best possible value for this important home upgrade. We offer an exclusive line of ViewMax Windows, which lead the industry in terms of energy efficiency, durability, and visual appeal. And we have only factory-trained specialists install them to ensure they perform as expected. Our customers also enjoy peace of mind knowing that their replacement windows are backed by an ironclad lifetime warranty.
If you’ve noticed signs that indicate it’s time to replace your home windows, contact Reborn Home Solutions. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation and provide an honest recommendation.