How To Decide If You Should Replace Your Windows

 

One of the most prominent features of any home is the windows. When they are well maintained they have a positive impact on the impression people (such as potential buyers) will have of your property.  The opposite occurs, of course, when your windows look old and worn.  So does that mean you should replace your windows? That depends on a number of factors. Window replacement can be an expensive renovation.

 

Here are a few things to consider before making your decision.

• Do your windows get frost or condensation build-up on the interior side? This could be a

sign that the windows are not keeping out the cold as well as they should.

• Do you see water infiltration or mildew on theinterior sides of any of the window sills? This

means that moisture is creeping in from the outside, and you need to get those windows

repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

• If your windows are double-paned – (two panes of glass) – check for any signs of

moisture in between the glass panes. Moisture indicates that the thermal seal is broken and at

a minimum, the glass will need to be replaced.

• Take a look at your windows from the outside. Isthe trim rotted or cracked anywhere? Are there

dark spots or any signs of rotting on the wood frames? Repairs or replacement may be required.

• Check the operation of your windows. Do they open and close easily? This is important

because some windows, such as those in bedrooms, are often designed to be big

enough to use as an exit in case of a fire.

• Finally, are you happy with how your windowslook? Do you feel that your property will look

significantly better with new windows?

Although they are expensive, replacing windows has a lot of advantages. Depending on the efficiency of your current windows, replacing them could cut your energy costs by 10-20%. In addition, new windows block out more exterionoise, making your home quieter. Want more tips on increasing the value, and enjoyment, of your property? Call today.

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