Out With The Old: 4 Signs You Need New Windows
Windows are a vital feature of the home, and play a much larger role in its health than people realize. From aesthetic to function, your home’s windows need to be in tip-top shape; here are four signs that it’s time to invest in new windows.
High energy bills
Drafty windows, particularly those that are single pane, can allow a great amount of heat and cool air to escape. During summer and winter, when you’re constantly cooling and heating your home, this lack of an airtight seal can cause energy bills to skyrocket — you’re constantly paying to produce heat that is not staying within the home. When you make the switch away from those draft single pane windows, the EPA estimates that you’ll save around $500 a year.
If you’ve ever lived in an old home, you may be familiar with windows sticking, especially if they’re made of wood. As normal as it may have been in your childhood, you shouldn’t have to put a lot of force and pressure into opening and closing your windows. If yours are painted or swollen shut, it’s time to upgrade.
Decay and/or leaks present
Decay is never a good sign. When wood windows are exposed to moisture (like rain) for long periods of time, they can begin to crumble; in addition to being an eyesore, this kind of damage can result in serious safety issues if not handled ASAP. At the same time, you shouldn’t have to mop your floor every time it rains because your windows are incapable of keeping the outside out.
Though windows don’t necessarily provide soundproof barriers, they shouldn’t be amplifying the noise from outside. If you can hear and feel every time a car drives by your home, your peaceful and quiet life may be disrupted — especially if you live in a metropolitan area. Energy efficient windows will absorb these sound waves before they enter your home.
Professional window installation is not the labored experience everyone expects it to be. Though the amount of time these installers will spend in your home varies depending on the amount of work you want or need done (such as whether you’re going for double hung windows, or double pane windows, in every room of the house), choosing the best professional window installation company can greatly assuage your concerns.
If you have any questions regarding the windows in your home, contact ROOFWORKS toll free at 866-352-7222.