Wondering if it’s time to replace those old, rattling, drafty windows? Well, if you’re wondering, then it’s probably time! From noisy panes to sticking frames, your old windows may be trying to tell you something. If you experience any of the following problems, it’s best to replace your windows sooner rather than later so as to avoid further damage or shell out exorbitant cash on energy bills.
Here’s how to tell if your home is ready for new windows:
- Your windows rattle: This can only mean one thing – your existing windows no longer fit correctly. And that means your home is not getting the proper protection from the elements. The window itself could be very old or it may have lost its seal and weather stripping over the years. Not only are you losing energy, you’re constantly barraged by noisy windows every time the wind blows.
- Your windows won’t open or close easily: If you have to fight with your windows every time you want to open or close them, it’s time for new ones. You could put your safety at risk, plus the inconvenience factor alone should have you running to the phone to call us! Difficulty opening and closing your windows signals warping frames, which is common as the years go by. You may find your windows stick in the summer when the humidity level is high. This is normal. But if you continually have problems with sticking windows that take an Olympic struggle to open and close, a bigger problem is at stake, such as a balance failure. This is an unsafe condition, particularly for children in the home. An open window could suddenly slam down.
- Your heating bills are too high: With winter on its way, many of you have likely already put on the heat. You work hard for your money, but a lot of it is literally being lost out your windows. If you are aghast at your recent energy bills, get a free estimate on replacement windows. You’ll find that the money you save in energy will pay for your new windows over time.
- Your windows are more than 15 years old: The life span of a window is about 15 years. Any older than that and you’re compromising your energy efficiency, comfort and convenience. If you’re unsure how old your windows are, why not just call for an evaluation and estimate? Our professionals can tell how old they are and recommend the best option going forward.
Are you tired of hassling with failing windows, improper operation or high energy bills? There’s never been a better time to look into replacement windows than now. Call Rescom Exteriors today at 508-832-5202.