Arrow Point Roofing has proven itself to be one of the best roofing and gutter contractors in the Spokane area, and now we do replacement windows!
Replacing old windows is a home improvement project that can offer several benefits, including improved energy efficiency, enhanced curb appeal, and increased comfort. Knowing when to replace old windows depends on various factors. Here are some signs and considerations to help you determine when it's time to replace your windows:
Age of the Windows:
Windows typically have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, although this can vary depending on the material and quality of the windows. If your windows are approaching or exceeding this age range, it's a good time to consider replacement.
Drafts and Air Leakage:
If you feel drafts around your windows or notice air leakage, it's a clear indication that your windows are no longer providing proper insulation. This can result in increased energy bills and discomfort.
Condensation and Moisture:
Excessive condensation or moisture between the window panes can indicate that the window seals are failing. This not only affects energy efficiency but also obstructs the view.
Difficulty Opening and Closing:
Windows that are hard to open or close, or ones that no longer stay open on their own, may have worn-out hardware or frame issues.
Cracked glass, rotting frames (for wooden windows), and noticeable deterioration are signs that your windows are in poor condition and should be replaced.
If outside noise is a constant nuisance, upgrading to windows with better sound insulation properties can significantly reduce noise levels inside your home.
Rising Energy Bills:
If your energy bills have been steadily increasing despite efforts to conserve energy, it may be due to inefficient windows that allow heat or cold to escape.
Older windows might lack modern safety features, such as tempered or laminated glass, which can protect against accidents and intruders. Consider replacing windows for enhanced security.
If you're renovating or updating your home's appearance, new windows can have a dramatic impact on curb appeal.
Replacing old windows with energy-efficient ones can lead to substantial savings on heating and cooling costs over time.
If you plan to sell your home, new windows can increase its resale value and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
If you're uncomfortable in your home due to temperature fluctuations, drafts, or excessive noise, new windows can improve your overall comfort and quality of life.
Arrow Point Roofing & Gutters would be honored to assess your specific needs and options and provide a free estimate! We will work with you to choose the right type of windows and provide guidance on the best time for the replacement based on your circumstances and budget.