Tips for Knowing When to Replace your Windows
If you are thinking about investing in new, energy efficient windows for your home but aren’t sure if there is still some life left in your old ones, we can help. When it comes to windows, there are definitely signs that you need to invest in high quality, energy efficient windows. The first sign is your heating and cooling bill. If you are constantly lowering your AC in the summer or raising your heat in the winter, your windows are leaky and need to be replaced. Not only is your home uncomfortable, your energy bills are ridiculously high. Another obvious sign that you need to replace your windows is if your home always feels drafty. As windows age they begin to shrink which in turn results in escaping air.
Now that we’ve gone over all the problems associated with leaky windows and escaping air, the next step you need to take is taking a good look at your windows. If they look old and unattractive that is certainly reason to update them but you need to ask yourself how easy they are to open and close. Windows should open easily and smoothly. If they do not it may be time to upgrade them. Another big problem with old windows is if your windows won’t lock. When old windows don’t properly lock, not only is the security of your home threatened, your family’s lives are in danger too. Lastly, if your windows are constantly full of condensation or even of ice, it’s time to replace your windows. Not only is this a big sign that your windows lack insulation it can be dangerous because condensation is a great environment for mold and mildew to grow.
Before choosing new windows from the very first company that comes along, it’s important that you take your time and choose a reputable and experienced company. Here at Alliance Windows & Siding of Asheville, NC we offer the highest quality window products at the very best prices. In fact, Consumer Digest VOTED our vinyl window as THE BEST BUY!