When To Get Replacement Windows

It’s quite easy at times to know when we should upgrade things in our house. Say for example that the fridge stops on working, the paint job in the living room appears faded or the tile in the bathroom is cracked, then you immediately know that these things are in your to-do list. Well, determining whether you should start considering replacement windows or not is a little bit more complicated.

Every 15 years at least or so, many homes have a tendency to show signs of tear and wear on the glass. It is around this period when homeowners are considering replacement windows. That is wrong actually because there are some factors that can help you determine easily on when is the right time to do such.

Number 1. Are they working properly – the first thing to do when trying to determine if the replacement windows are still working the way it is supposed to be is to check if everything is working fine. To give you an example, it is important for you to see if the windows are still easy to close and open or do they stick, can everyone in the household open them without hassle, when closed are they tightly closed, if they have locks, can you lock and unlock them easily? Not only the fact that these questions are vital for energy conservation, this is crucial to know as well as it can save lives literally, most especially during emergency such as hurricane or fire. It puts everyone in the house in great risks of break-ins in the event that the locks aren’t working correctly.

Number 2. Are they single pane glass – majority of the older homes are actually equipped with single pane glass and while they might not show much tear and wear, they’re costing you more money and wasting energy. The technology used these days is a dual pane glass. This is actually a more energy efficient and safer solution compared to single pane glasses. Also, dual pane glasses help in reducing pollution and noise in your house and a wonderful investment for properties that are located in densely populated areas at the same time.

Number 3. Is your wallpaper or carpet beginning to fade – if you have noticed areas of your home that get lots of direct sunlight especially to your furniture, wallpaper or carpet are beginning to fade, it is definitely a time for upgrade. Old glasses might potentially be allowing more UV light to enter in the house and ruin some belongings. New replacement windows available these days are actually energy efficient and come with treatments, designed to protect your belongings from harmful UV rays.

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