23 May Answering Your Top 3 Questions on Window Replacement
It can be difficult to try and see the future of your home for yourself. After all, your judgment is likely to be clouded by rose-tinted glasses, if not the opposite extreme of nerves and worst-case scenario type preparations.
Thus, when it comes time to tackle the next home renovation project, you’re left spinning in your own questions.
So, why not start with what you can see? Namely, why not start by replacing your windows?
#1 — Do My Windows Need Replacing?
The first question you should ask yourself to determine whether or not it’s time to replace your windows is simple: How old are my windows?
“Most properly installed residential windows will generally last between 15 and 25 years before requiring a replacement,” Remodeling Costs reports. “The materials that make up each window will usually last much longer (up to 50 years), but home windows are about function as much as they are about aesthetics, view, insulation value, ease of use, and security.”
And if you don’t know where your windows fall in their lifespan, it’s time to schedule an inspection.
Otherwise, replacement windows are an idea worth entertaining if you notice…
- Drafts and leaks around the window frame and/or sill
- Cracks or weakened caulk around the window frame
- Window panes with fog on the inside, which could indicate a window collapse
- The buyer grade windows have never been replaced
- Your energy bills have been incrementally climbing due to temperature fluctuations
#2 — What Replacement Windows Should I Look For?
Once you’ve determined that the time is right to pursue a replacement, the next step will be determining what kind of windows, in specific, are the best for your home and lifestyle.
That being said, “replacing your home’s windows with ENERGY STAR® qualified windows will improve indoor comfort and filter out damaging ultraviolet light, while potentially saving you hundreds of dollars a year on heating and cooling costs,” according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Additionally, we recommend you search for windows that come equipped with revolutionary framing materials, as the frame itself may determine how long your new window lasts.
Additionally, particularly for Florida residents, impact-resistant windows are invaluable. For example, in the wake of strong hurricane winds, an impact-resistant window will not shatter when broken by flying debris or other extreme weather patterns, thereby keeping everybody in your home safe.
#3 — Why Should I Call Renewal by Andersen® of Florida?
To put it simply, here at Renewal by Andersen® of Florida, we offer unparalleled installation services, industry-leading products, and reliable window warranties!
In fact, Renewal by Andersen is widely-known and well-regarded because “[our] products are not sold at retail—customers work with an Andersen representative who handles the entire process, including consulting, generating a quote, and ultimately overseeing the installation,” Consumer Reports explains. “These programs offer peace of mind in the sense that the same company handles everything.”
So, are you ready to replace your windows and increase your overall home value?