Windows are an essential part of your home that must be assessed regularly for wear and damages. Understandably, homeowners want to get the most use out of their windows because they are expensive investments. However, homeowners must also be able to identify when it is time to replace their old windows.
Neglecting to replace your old windows has the potential to cost homeowners more money and stress than it would cost to replace them. When old windows begin to cause other issues, it may be time to replace them.
The following informational guide was created to help homeowners identify when this is necessary. Here are signs that you need to purchase new windows for your home.
If your energy bills have gotten substantially higher over time, you may want to begin assessing the functionality of your windows. Windows are intended to keep energy inside the home. Old windows can become damaged, and the seal can be ineffective.
If you feel a draft when you are near your windows, it is likely that your windows are no longer functioning correctly. This is a vital sign that you may need new windows.
Old windows often fail and do not provide a quiet living space. Homeowners should not hear vehicles, dogs, alarms, etc., outside of their homes. Hearing noises from outside while inside your home may indicate that windows no longer provide your home with insulation.
When old windows become ineffective, they will often lose the glazing that seals energy inside the home. You need to purchase new windows if you can see condensation, or sweat-like moisture, between your window’s glass panes.
Check the condition of your window frames for apparent signs of decay resulting from water damage. Mold, rotting, or chips along the structure of your windows is a strong indication that you need to replace them. This means that windows are no longer protecting the interior of your home, allowing damaging elements inside, and consequently will result in high costs.
Older windows were not as durable or practical as the windows that are available in modern times. Check the glass of the windows or cracks, scratches, or other abnormal damage. These are a clear sign that these windows need to be replaced.
Old windows do not function properly and can result in excessive energy bills. Our team at Oceanside Exteriors is here to help you decide if it is time to replace your existing windows. It is essential to choose an experienced and reputable window expert for this investment into your home.
Oceanside Exteriors is proud to offer our window installation, replacement, and new construction services to the Greater Portland, Maine residents! Contact our team today for information on how to replace your existing windows with new, better-functioning windows. Give us a call at (207) 310-7659 or fill out our contact form online! We look forward to assisting you with your window needs.