Everyone realizes it’s time to replace or repair their windows when they are broken or falling apart, but what about when they aren’t visibly broken? What if they are still intact, though they do not function as well as they used to?
There are a few different ways you can tell when it’s time to replace your windows.
Noticing these signs and being proactive will give you the time you need to decide what the best choice is for you and not force you into acting quickly without thinking ahead.
Correct Function is Key
It is a no-brainer that it is time to replace windows when you can see that they are rotting, but did you know it is just as dangerous to have windows that don’t work? Think about this, if your windows did not open and you needed to evacuate your home but the door was not an option, what would you do? It is important to have windows that open to provide an escape route in the event of an emergency.
Another important feature that should always work is the window lock.
Broken locks can mean easy access, especially if that window is ground level. Without a proper locking system you might as well be inviting burglars to walk right in.
Lastly, the best way to protect your belongings against water damage is to have solid windows that keep the moisture out. Many decorating styles involve beautiful window dressings and even furniture pushed up against windows. Keeping these things in clean, working order is important and no one wants their furniture ruined because the rain came in through an old window.
Fading is another sign that your windows are outdated and need to be replaced. New windows offer UV protection that keeps the sunlight from fading your carpeting and furniture that is around your window area. If you are seeing faster fading, it’s time to start looking for a new option.
Your Bills are Sky High
Are your bills notably higher for no apparent reason? You’ve consistently kept the air conditioning and the heat at the same setting for years, yet the bills seem to have gone up considerably and not due to raise in price? Then it’s time to replace your windows.
Good windows keep the air conditioning in during the hot summer months and the cold air out during the harsh winter months. Good insulation is essential in keeping your bills in check and older windows just don’t provide the seal that you need. You don’t have to be able to hear the wind howling to know it’s time to let the old ones go. Although, if you can hear the wind, there is no question those windows need to be replaced.
Let Us Help with Your Decision to Replace Windows
If you are seeing any of the signs above, then it’s time to start thinking about replacing your windows. Cambridge Window MFG, Inc. has been proudly serving Western Canada since 1996 and is a leader in window replacements in Edmonton. Let us help you get started with a free consultation today.