Replacement windows are an investment that youíre sure to reap the benefits of right away, especially if youíre nearing summer or winter. Thatís because windows are your number one exposure to the temperature outside. WIndows let in light, they separate you with just a layer of glass from the extremes outside, and they are all over your home. So when you notice your heating or cooling bills creeping skyward, youíll know itís time to consider replacement windows. But there are other signs as well.
The first is selling your home. When you feel youíre ready to sell your home there are few things more tempting to a buyer than the assurance that maintenance will not need to be done on the home any time soon, and a guarantee that the windows are new prove a few things. One, you care about your home. Two, they wonít be surprised by drafts when winter rolls around and three, theyíll be saving on heating and air conditioning in their new home.
The most obvious sign that you need replacement windows is that you feel a draft. This happens as the windows age, especially if you have traditional wooden frames, which donít hold their shape as well as vinyl. Even if youíre not sure that you feel extra air creeping in, if your windows are starting to peel or warp, itís at least time to start considering replacement windows. Another indication is that you see condensation or ice on your windows. This also means that thereís an exchange of temperature that just shouldnít be there. And if your windows are painted shut, wellÖitís obvious itís time for a new set.