Great windows provide ventilation, are visually appealing, help conserve energy, decrease noise, and make your area secure. If your windows aren’t accomplishing one or more of these things, it might indicate that they need to be replaced. Here are five scenarios to consider when deciding whether your windows may be doing more for you and your lifestyle:
1. Difficult to Operate
The operation of your window should be speedy and straightforward. A properly working double-hung window, for example, has two sashes that glide for optimum ventilation and tilt in for simple cleaning. The operation of our groundbreaking Easy-Slide Operator, which is available on certain casement and awning windows, is just as simple. It allows you to open and close the door by just sliding rather than cranking. The key to enjoying your windows is simple operation with long-lasting durability.
2. Uncomfortable Drafts or Poor Energy Efficiency
Your new windows should eliminate drafty air, keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and save you money on energy expenses. To ensure your new windows will do all of those things, consider factors like the frame material, the way the frame and window join together, the track and sill, and the thickness of the glass throughout a window.
3. Looks Stale and Uninviting
A window that falls short in terms of appearance is a popular reason for homeowners to update. Consider if your windows add to the beauty of your home or detract from the vision you have for your room. Windows are a practical approach to establishing a design vision across the home. They provide a continuous aesthetic aspect from room to room, representing any style from traditional and timeless to current and fashionable. Whether you’re repairing a historic property or updating to a modern style that suits your tastes, windows may help you achieve your restoration goals while also adding value to your home.
4. Outdoor Noise
Your new windows should help keep you in tune with the outdoors. Attic windows (or windows in your ceiling) should offer a fantastic view of the world outside and help reduce noise from the street.
5. Damage Window
Water damage, mildew, condensation, fractures, and chipping may all occur in windows. Understanding why windows fog or crack might assist you in determining whether to repair or replace them before problems arise. When a window is broken, the frame or glass is exposed to the elements, leading to more problems.
Fogging issues can be related to various things but is more prevalent in older windows. When the seal on a window is broken or loose, warm air enters the window and condenses on the cold glass inside, resulting in fogging. When condensation occurs, the window’s seal may need to be replaced or adjusted.
If there is more than just a hairline of cracking in the glass, there is a chance that the window is compromised and should be replaced. Cracks can happen due to impact, degradation, expansion, moisture, and more. Also, if there are any gaps in the glass, it may need to be adjusted or replaced.
Chipping or cracking
If you see your window starting to chip or crack, it is likely an indication that the window is damaged and should be replaced. Chipping or cracking can happen after an impact of some sort and may indicate a more significant problem, like a water leak.
Investing in a high-quality, energy-efficient, and durable replacement window is an investment in your home’s curb appeal and your home’s future. Consider all the things that are important to you and your family. When you have the right window, you have the right home.
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