From damage to drafts, there are many issues that can affect your windows. Knowing what to look for is key, followed by getting the issue repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Here are six red flags to keep an eye out for when it comes to your windows.
1. Are your windows broken or otherwise damaged?
Cracks in the sash, frames or even the glass signal the need for replacement or repair. Cracked glass will eventually break further, and a damaged sash and frame will only get worse, allowing for energy leakage that can increase your heating and cooling bills. Damage can also pose a safety issue as clothing and skin can get snagged on broken, protruding pieces. Broken locks leave your home vulnerable to intrusion.
2. Do you feel drafts, even when your windows are closed?
If so, your windows aren’t doing their jobs. They’re leaking costly energy, causing discomfort in your home, not to mention higher energy bills. New windows will tighten up those gaps and ensure a protective barrier for comfort and optimal energy efficiency.
3. Does the temperature inside your home fluctuate?
It’s not uncommon for some rooms in your home to be warmer or cooler than others. This has to do with the size and number of windows in those rooms as well as where the rooms are located. A window that gets lots of sun all day will be warmer than a room at the back of the house that sits in shade. However, if temperatures fluctuate more than normal, it could have something to do with the overall quality of your windows as well as how they are sealed.
4. Are you paying more than expected to heat or cool your home?
This goes hand in hand with #2. Drafts will drain your home of heating and cooling, which you work so hard to pay for. Don’t let it all go out the window, literally, just because you have drafty windows. With new ones, you’ll be amazed at how much money you’ll save just in energy costs.
5. Do outside sounds penetrate your home easily?
The quality of your windows will determine just how much noise is blocked from the outdoors. Choosing top-quality insulative windows is a priority for many people, especially those who live near main streets and busy areas. Here at Rescom, our Bristol windows are designed to give you a noticeable reduction in the amount of noise entering your home.
6. Are they just plain worn out?
Sometimes windows just come to the end of their useful life and start looking worn. Consider a facelift for your home with new replacement windows. You’ll be surprised how much of an aesthetic difference they will make inside and out.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
Get in touch today to ask us more questions about your replacement windows at 508-832-5202.