It is quite difficult to figure out when your windows need replacement. In fact, when it comes to home improvements and remodeling particular areas of the house, homeowners seldom think of their windows. For them, there are always those other areas that need to be prioritized for repairs.
However, this mindset ought to be changed. Home window repair or replacement should be deemed just as important as other kinds of repair around the house. This is because windows are a great factor when it comes to your home being energy efficient.
Replacing your home windows into energy efficient ones, or simply repairing them to ensure that they are properly insulating your home, will help lower your utility bills and allow you to save in energy costs.
So how do you know when it is time to go about window replacement or repairs?
1. When your windows get condensation or frost build-up. If this happens, it means that your windows are not giving your house good insulation. Extra moisture can get in, and this can cause toxic mold growth, which in turn would jeopardize your family’s health. This can also cause your window frames to rot and weaken gradually.
2. When the inside window panes are cold to the touch during winter, or hot during summer. This is also another sign that your windows are not insulating your home well enough, and are therefore making your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system work double time.
3. When there are cracks on the glass or signs of rotting. This is pretty self-explanatory. If you take a look at your windows – both from outside and from the inside – and see cracks, broken parts, or sign of damage, or if they don’t close or open properly, then it is time to get replacement windows or do some repairs.
Even without these signs, you can also get home windows replacement when you are no longer happy with how your windows look. Make sure to come visit Statewide Remodeling and consult with our knowledgable staff regarding this important investment in your home.