The average homeowner hardly ever thinks about their windows. As a result, they are left to deteriorate, which decreases your home’s curb appeal and efficiency. Instead of letting your house get to this point, you should stop and ask yourself if it’s time to replace them with new and improved windows. We know it can be hard to make this decision, so our window installers have come up with five signs that you need to replace your outdated windows this spring.
You’ve Had Them for 20 Years
Throughout our time in the industry as the #1 Wisconsin remodeler, we have noticed that most windows need to be replaced around the 15 to 20-year mark. If our customers have hired us for maintenance, we’ve been able to extend the life for a few more years, but in most cases, you should replace windows that have been in your home for two decades. Even if they are in decent condition, old windows still don’t have the technology and efficiency that our replacement windows offer!
Your Home is Drafty
New and old windows can both develop air leaks and bad seals if they aren’t installed properly. For that reason, it’s important to let a team of professionals handle your window replacement. When you work with our experts, we can replace the windows that cause draft and discomfort and leave you with a better seal.
You Energy Bills Have Increased
Drafty windows do more than make your home chilly. They also make it difficult for your heating and cooling system to maintain an even temperature throughout your house. As a result, your energy bills start to rise. For that reason, it’s important that you invest in energy efficient windows. While the upfront cost can be off-putting, the savings you can expect on your energy bills make up for the expense.
The Frames are Rotted or Warped
Most old windows have wood frames, and while they are beautiful, they aren’t very durable. They require a lot of maintenance that the average homeowner doesn’t have time to handle. Over the years, they end up rotting and warping. For that reason, you are better off replacing them with low-maintenance vinyl windows. They come in several stylish colors and resist rotting so that you can prevent air leaks, flooding, and more.
There is Condensation Between the Panes
Lastly, you need to invest in replacement windows if you’ve begun to notice condensation gathering between the panes in your current windows. This is usually an indicator that the seal has broken, and moisture is getting in between the two panes of your window. As a result, you’re left with a double-hung window that is no more efficient than a single-pane style.
To find out more about the benefits of replacing your windows with Mad City Window’s innovative products, we encourage you to contact our call representatives today. You can also fill out our online form if you would like to find out more about the cost of our window replacements!