As home renovations already cost homeowners a lot of money and time, it’s likely that getting replacement windows won’t be a priority until completely necessary. How will you know it’s the right time though? Here, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle compiles a list of signs you can check if you think you need to get new windows at home.
1. Drafts. Have you noticed a power surge at home recently? This is one of the most noticeable signs that would appear. It should be noted that heat gain and loss through windows account for about 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs. Observe rattling sounds and gaps between your window and wall also.
2. Noise. If your windows provide little protection from the sounds of the outdoors, they may not be sealed correctly. Remember that window contractors will recommend your windows be insulated with argon to decrease noise from coming inside.
3. Difficulty in opening and closing. Windows that are rusting or rotting are difficult to utilize. If your window does not close properly, you may not be able to lock them, which can also impact your safety.
4. Condensation. If you observe that your windows are frosting between the layers of glass, it means that your seals have failed, allowing moisture between the glass panes. When this happens, any insulating gas used to make it energy efficient will be gone.
If these factors have been evident inside your household, it’s best to have someone trusted called for a replacement. With Renewal by Andersen windows, we make it easy and affordable to improve the value of your home. We offer a variety of services including replacement patio doors and installation. Call (206) 686-7733 today to schedule your free in-home consultation in Seattle, WA. Or fill out our convenient online request form and we’ll contact you.