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4 Signs Its Time To Replace Your Windows

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Window ReplacementsWhen it comes to replacing the windows in your home, it’s something that many homeowners don’t give much thought. Although it’s a nice thought, windows unfortunately do not last forever. On average, homeowners usually change their windows every 8 years.

When the time finally comes to replace your window, homeowners can become apprehensive because the cost can sometimes seem overwhelming. As a result, they usually bide as much time as possible. However, it is important to think of windows as an investment because they will most likely save you much more than the initial expenses in the end while really adding a special element to your home.

If you don’t remember the last time you replaced your window treatments, it’s safe to say that you’re overdue. If you’re still unsure if your windows need replacement, be sure to make note of the following warning signs:

1. Trouble Opening and Closing Your Windows

This is probably the most obvious sign that you need to replace your windows. Not only is this infuriating to experience, but it could also be a potential safety hazard. Imagine that your window suddenly slams shut on your hands or sends broken glass all over the room! This malfunction poses a threat to you, your family and even your pets!

Or what if – heaven forbid – you need to exit your home quickly in an emergency due to a fire or carbon monoxide. If you can’t easily open your window to make your escape, your or your loved one’s lives will be jeopardized.

If your windows do not open or close easily, it usually means the window is not balanced correctly. As a result, air, dust, water and other particles can enter your home. By investing in new windows, you can keep your family safe as well as protect your house from unwanted intrusions, no matter how small.

2. Your Windows are Outdated

More of aesthetic problem, but correct windows can really bring life to your design elements in your home. If your windows look outdated, chances are they are also worn out, which can lead to functionality problems such as opening and closing your windows.

3. You Hear Sounds from Outside

Have you noticed that you can hear the children in your neighborhood playing outside easier? If you hear sounds penetrating your windows, then your windows aren’t doing their job. Windows in good condition are fully insulated and can block out annoying noises from the outside. We guarantee once you replace your old windows, noise levels will decrease.

4. You Feel a Draft

Is your house colder than it used to be? This is an obvious sign that you need to replace your windows. You should not feel a draft in your house even when your windows are completely shut!

This can result in sky-high energy bills. Think about it, when you feel cold the first thing you do is raise the heat in your house. You may think nothing of it at the time, but once you get the monthly bill, you’ll see that it is substantially higher than it should be. Replacing your windows is an investment and will help you save money in the end because you’ll be less tempted to raise the heat if you have windows that are in working condition and eliminate those pesky drafts.

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