23 Nov The Final Countdown: When It’s Time For A Window Replacement
You’ve updated your roof, painted the guest room, invested in new kitchen appliances, and more. After all, nothing says “refresh” like rejuvenating your home.
But what about your windows?
When you’re looking from the outside-in, it can be easy to overlook the glass and frames right in front of you. But if you’re left wondering when it’s time to retire your windows, we have some helpful pointers:
Outdated and Overused
The first indicator that it’s time for a window replacement? Your windows are far past their prime.
Generally, your windows will last up to 20 years maximum following their installation, given that they are well-maintained over the years. But if you don’t know how old your windows are, don’t worry — there are ways to figure it out.
“The aluminum spacers within thermal-paned windows often bear the year of production, which can at least provide an approximate date of installation,” the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) explains.
Otherwise, you can always call in professional window contractors like Renewal by Andersen® of Florida to perform a FREE consultation and help you determine whether or not a replacement is warranted.
Cracks, Drafts, and Leaks
If drafts and air leaks have weaseled their way throw cracks in and/or on your window(s), their overall strength and integrity may have come to an end.
But how can you be sure?
“Inspect windows and doors for air leaks,” the U.S. Department of Energy recommends. “See if you can rattle them, since movement means possible air leaks. If you can see daylight around a door or window frame, then the door or window leaks.”
If you’ve found leaks, you should investigate the rest of your windows and replace them accordingly.
Exorbitant Energy Bills
Have your energy bills been climbing steadily upward, month after month? Your windows may be the culprits of higher costs.
According to Energy Star, an energy-efficient window contains several optimized parts. Namely, they feature:
- Quality frame materials
- Multiple panes
- Low-E glass
- Gas fills
- Warm edge spacers
If your windows lack most of the aforementioned, external air and temperatures will invade upon your space more easily, so replacing your windows with an energy-efficient alternative is likely to save you much more money in the long run.
Luckily, Renewal by Andersen® of Florida offers windows that are 14% more energy efficient than the ENERGY STAR® criteria! In fact, we use revolutionary Fibrex® framing material in addition to High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, all of which is designed to last while protecting your home year-round.
Why wait any longer on a window replacement or upgrade when you can just contact Renewal by Andersen® of Florida? With state-of-the-art products and white-glove customer service, satisfaction is nothing less than guaranteed.
To get started, simply call our team at (855) 830-2420! We look forward to providing you with a new window into your future.