Windows are not something we pay much attention to because we expect them to last a long time. While it is true that your home windows can last upwards of 20 years, there will eventually come a time when you will need window replacement. At Red Oak Exteriors, our team of qualified technicians has vast experience installing and replacing windows of residential properties. We often get calls from homeowners who want to know whether it is time to replace their home windows or hold off. If you are one of those homeowners who aren’t sure about the signs that tell you it is time for new windows, this article is for you.
You Need A Window Replacement If Your Windows Can’t Keep The Colorado Springs Weather Out
The most obvious sign that you need window replacement is when your home windows cannot keep weather elements such as rain, out of your home. Snow and rain can eventually take a toll on your window frames until they start leaking and rainwater or melting snow can seep into your home through damaged window frames. When we arrive to inspect a leaky window, it is usually entirely decayed or unrepairable; this is why we recommend homeowners keep an eye on the condition of their window frames. This might help you catch the decay early and save you the additional cost of a complete home window replacement.
In short, if your windows aren’t properly keeping the weather elements such as rainwater out, then it is a clear sign that a window replacement might be in order.
You Have Started Hearing A Lot More Noises And Sounds Than You Used To
Your home windows aren’t just meant to keep water, dust, debris, and wind out; they also work to partially soundproof your home. When the windows start giving in, you will start to hear more noise inside your home since the windows cannot effectively keep the noise out. A good way to test your home windows’ soundproofing is to listen for any vehicles that may be passing at a distance and if you can hear them inside the house, it could be a sign that your windows need to be replaced; it may also mean that your windows were not meant to be soundproof, so you should contact us to get your windows inspected before making a replacement decision.
Your Windows Are Not Opening Or Closing Properly
If you have opening windows at your home, they should operate without too much force. However, if you notice that windows might be stuck or can not be adequately closed, then chances are you need to start looking online for a company for the replacement of your windows.