Your home’s windows are one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior. They offer your home a number of benefits, including ventilation and natural light, as well as protection from the elements & potential intruders, as well as helping to insulate your home and provide curb appeal & resale value! With so much to gain from having well-installed and maintained windows, it is important to ensure that yours are kept in good repair! If you’re interested in learning more about how to identify whether your windows need to be replaced, keep reading below for more information!
The first sign that you will need to replace your home’s windows is when you notice drafts. If your windows are drafty, this is usually a sign that the unit is failing, either in the panes themselves, or the frame around them. Either way, a drafty window can reduce your home’s energy efficiency considerably, which means it is important to ensure that the unit is kept in good repair. If you notice that your windows have a draft, replace them as soon as possible!
Another sign that your window units are failing is when you can hear noise from outside as if it’s in the room with you! Any imperfection that allows a draft to occur can also allow in noise pollution, and typically these two go hand-in-hand. If you’re finding that you can’t get a good night’s sleep because the morning traffic or birds wake you up, your windows may be the culprit!
Hard to Operate
If your windows are rusted so much that they can no longer be opened or closed, you will need to have the units replaced. You can attempt to clean the unit if the damage is localized to your locks, but your windows could also be difficult to open & close due to a variety of other factors, including swelling & warping from the heat or cold. If you find that your windows have become difficult to use, have them replaced as soon as possible!
Finally, you’ll know it’s time to replace your windows if the frames have been damaged. Although the glass will likely last until the frames have begun to rot, eventually the constant exposure to the elements will wear down the units. While the damage can appear in a variety of ways, most commonly, your frames will begin to rot. Periodically check your window frames, particularly in the fall and spring. If you notice that the wood is soft and can be easily pulled away, the entire unit is on the verge of failure!
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If you’re interested in learning more about our team’s window installation & replacement services, reach out today! We can be reached over the phone by calling us at (617) 628-7204 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!