Replacing your old windows is a good investment. And when you do it right, your window replacement decision can pay off in many ways and for a long time.
How do you know it’s time to get replacement windows? Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle shares these signs:
1. When Your Windows Allow Drafts
If your windows don’t stop drafts completely; they let in a slight amount of air, but it shouldn’t be noticeable. Otherwise, it’s an alarming leak issue.
Most sources of leaks have quick fixes. However, a quick fix is only a band-aid solution. Sealants deteriorate quickly and weather strips are low quality. If the frames of the windows have structural problems too, a window replacement makes more financial sense.
2. When Windows Sweat
Interior condensation is a cause for concern. The insulating properly of your dual-pane window becomes questionable the moment water vapor infiltrates the air space between the glass sheets. It indicates seal failure, stripping away your unit’s credibility to resisting heat transfer and blocking cold air.
If your windows fog up, experienced window contractors will advise you to replace them because you are wasting money on your heating and cooling bills
3. When Opening and Closing Windows Is a Struggle
You need new windows when your original windows are hard to open. Other than inconvenience, jerky units, particularly old-fashioned double-hung ones, are a hazard. Due to balance issues, the opened bottom sash could slam any time and injure its unknowing victim.
4. Consistently High Energy Bills
As with replacement patio doors, experts agree that new windows are energy-saving upgrades. Today’s products have exceptional glazing to reflect most of the sun’s rays, provide great insulation, and promote maximum daylighting. To take a huge step toward sustainable living, equip your home with Renewal by Andersen of Seattle windows.
5. The Need for Periodic Painting
Despite wood’s attractive charm, there’s no denying its maintenance is a bit demanding. Wooden units are relatively pricey on their own, and they have high life-cycle costs due to routine repainting.
Upgrading to Fibrex®, Renewal by Andersen’s exclusive composite material, eliminates the need for painting. Thanks to its proprietary polymer (vinyl) ingredient, it repels moisture and stands up to ultraviolet radiation to prevent cosmetic and structural damage. In turn, Fibrex-made products last for decades without losing their stunning, pristine appearance.
We provide quality replacement windows in Seattle, WA. Call Renewal by Andersen of Seattle today at (206) 777-0954 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation with our experienced design specialists.