You might not see it immediately, but if you’ve had your windows for a long time, you may want to consider getting a professional window replacement soon. Homeowners replace their windows for a number of reasons, such as increasing comfort and reducing the cost of their monthly energy bills. You might not be fully aware, but your windows are probably already showing signs of damage such as warping, rot, or even condensation between the panes.
But no matter what reason you have, make sure to get your windows from locally trusted companies such as Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle. We’ll make sure you get the best out of your new windows.
How Long Do Residential Windows Usually Last?
Fifteen to 30 years – that’s the average lifespan of a residential window. But even if high-quality brands were professionally installed in your home, they’ll still break down eventually. With proper care and maintenance, your windows can last well over 20 years, but by then you’ll have to consider a replacement.
The Signs You Need to Look Out for
Even if your window is still only a few years old, this isn’t the only indicator you should look out for. If you already have any of the following signs listed below, then it’s time you get a proper window replacement:
- Difficulty in Operating – This can often happen to single- and double-hung windows; they’ll become difficult to open and close as the years go by. This is usually caused by windows becoming unbalanced or the foundation settles, which also causes the window to either become jammed or have difficulty in operating.
- Storm and Sea Damage – You won’t think twice about replacing your windows if your home has sustained damage after a recent storm. If you live near the coast, the sea salt and humidity may also affect your windows. Unless you have the right material installed such as Fibrex®, you may need to have it inspected to determine its exact condition.
When you’re looking to replace your gliding windows, our team at Renewal by Andersen of Seattle will get the job done professionally and efficiently. To get started, you can reach us at (206) 777-0954 or by filling out our convenient online contact form. We serve our customers in Bellevue and neighboring areas.