It can be quite confusing for homeowners to know when it is really a good time to replace the windows they currently have in their home. There are both seen and unseen signs that windows aren’t doing their intended job regarding the efficiency of energy and safety.
If the home is 15 years or older, it’s a great idea to examine the windows to ensure that they are all operating as they should be, and here are a few questions to present to yourself to determine if it’s time to consider window replacement for one or more windows.
Do your existing windows use single-pane glass?
Several older model homes are designed with the traditional single-pane glass. This is an older window type and not as efficient as is needs to be regarding the maintenance of heat and air on the inside of the home. There is also the higher risk of window condensation with this type of window pane.
Does your home seem noisier than it should be?
Many of our customers have informed us that following a window replacement, they initially notice how peaceful and quiet the home suddenly becomes. It seems that the distracting noise of cars, planes or other traffic isn’t as noticeable as it was before. This is because the replacement of windows with laminated or dual-pane glass can tremendously decrease the presence of noise in the home.
Do you notice fading on your carpets or furniture?
Have you begun to notice that the furniture and other items positioned near your windows are beginning to fade due to the excessive exposure to the sun from the window? If so, this is a clear sign that replacing your windows is necessary. New windows will be designed with double or triple planes and also have the option of having a tint overlay to protect items placed near the window.
Are energy bills extremely excessive in cost?
You don’t have to be a green supporter in order to want to save green. Window replacement is one of the greenest moves you can make for your home and the environment. You’ll notice tremendous savings in the energy bill during the winter and summer time.
Are your current windows giving the protection you need?
Older windows may experience technical issues that prevent them from locking as they should. This could prevent them from opening during emergencies and window replacement should be considered.
If you have answered “yes” to any one of the questions above, you should consider Direct PRO Windows & Doors for all of your window replacement needs. Our years of experience in professional window installation will bring you years of enjoyment in window treatments.
We are a team of professionals that is dedicated to exceeding all of your window installation needs.