Replacing your home’s windows can feel like a big investment. But, what many home owners don’t realize is that not replacing them can spend even more of their money. Aluminum and wood-framed windows are especially likely to be causing your home to be inefficient, which is the number one reason why replacing your windows is so important. Not only do new windows make your home look nicer and feel more comfortable, but they help you dramatically reduce how much money you spend on heating and cooling bills.
Old and damaged windows can also pose a security issue for your home simply because they are easier to gain access through.
If you’ve been on the fence about replacing your windows, here are three easy ways to tell if you’re ready.
- Expensive Bills. When you stand next to your windows on cold days, can you feel the cold? And, if you reach out to touch your window, does it feel even colder. Old windows don’t do their job of keeping cold out (or in during the summer), which makes it expensive to heat and cool your house. New windows are dramatically more efficient!
- Decaying Frames. Wooden frames are especially prone to damage. In time, they will start to show signs of decay. If your windows are leaking and allowing moisture to get in, then your wooden frames are at even more of a risk. Because moisture in your windows speed up decay, your windows can become inefficient (and even unsafe) relatively quickly. As soon as you see visible signs of decay, you should upgrade your windows.
- Condensation. Speaking of moisture, condensation in between your window panes is a big indicator that it’s time to replace your windows. When you see condensation trapped in the glass, it means that your seals are no longer working. And, when your seals are broken, then your windows become (super) leaky.
If you see any of these signs at your home, or if you’re curious to get a professional’s opinion, give our team at Beltway Builders a call today! We’ll help you look at your current window situation and give you an honest opinion about which windows need to be replaced and the fastest, easiest, most affordable way to make that happen.