Since it seems that practically every time you turn on the tv there is a commercial for a window replacement company trying to sell you new windows you may have asked yourself that question. Perhaps you’re considering it and wondering if new windows are the right investment for your home. Here are some tips that should help you decide if you need new windows.
Damp and Drafty
If over the winter you noticed every time you walked by a window in your home that there was a considerable draft coming through, that’s a good sign that it may be time for new windows. Before you make the call, check and see if there is missing caulk that could be letting cold (or warm) air in. Part of window maintenance is caulk both in the interior and exterior. If the drafts come from cheap frames or poor fitting windows, you should call a local window replacement company and ask for an estimate.
Condensation forming between double pane windows or on the interior of single pane windows are a sign that you should consider investing in new windows. Condensation in a bathroom on the windows is perfectly normal but when it forms on all windows on a cold morning, it’s a sign your window frames aren’t sealed properly or even that the frames are rotting.
Rotting or Deteriorating Frames
This should be a no brainer. Older wood frame windows, no matter how well maintained, will deteriorate over time. If your windows have begun to deteriorate, they are no longer safe. They can rot to the point of actually falling out of the frame causing injury. Don’t delay if your frames are rotting, call a window replacement company today.
This is not a reason in itself to get new windows but it can be a contributing factor. Older windows often have larger frames and busy grid patterns. If you want a better view out your windows, new vinyl replacement windows have smaller frames and many options for the grid patterns that can let in more light and so you can take in the view. The curb appeal improvement to your home with new windows can’t be missed.
These are three reasons that may lead you to conclude you need new windows. Although there will be sometimes significant energy savings, that alone isn’t a reason for new windows. Cooley Roofing and Construction can provide you with a quote for replacement windows for your home. Call us today at 366-766-6488.