Spring is finally here, which means more sunshine and warmer temperatures. It’s an exciting and refreshing time of year for everyone…unless your house has old windows. As outside temperatures rise and the sun stays out later in the day, your windows play an important role for your home – they protect your valuables from sun damage, keep your family safe and help maintain the inside temperature of your home on a hot day. Before hotter weather arrives, it’s good idea to inspect your windows. Here are three signs it may be time to replace them:
- Your home is 15 years or older. If your home is 15 years or older and the windows haven’t been replaced, it’s probably time to start keeping an eye on them. Depending on the manufacturer and quality of the windows, they may start to show signs of aging and wear around this time.
- They aren’t helpful. Your windows should be providing benefits, not frustrating you. If they are difficult to open and close or are letting too much outside noise into your home, they have become more of a hassle than they are helpful, and it’s probably time to replace them with an option that brings you joy.
- They are causing damage to your home. If your windows are leaking every time it rains, or your house is drafty and they are causing your energy bills to rise, it’s time to replace your windows. Depending on the situation, you may be able to make repairs – consult a professional to be sure you don’t end up spending more money fixing the problem again later.
Atkinson’s Mirror & Glass is here to make window replacement a hassle-free project that wont get in the way of the many daily tasks that life provides. Call our specialists and find out which option is best for your home, with a free, no-obligation estimate, (203) 375-3762.