In window replacement, timing matters. Everyone has to retire their old windows at some point, but not everyone knows the best time to do it. If you put off replacing your old, failing units, you might waste a lot of energy and compromise your home’s security without realizing it.
How do you know when the time is ripe for window replacement? Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth shares the biggest red flags to watch out for:
Severe Structural Damage
Sometimes, broken windows are beyond saving. Wood decay is irreversible, while warped vinyl is a liability to your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. Replacing with wood or vinyl units may not be the best solution, either. Think long-term and upgrade to a superior material, like Fibrex®, to prevent your residential windows from developing the same problems later on.
Excessive Sweating Between Panes
Window condensation isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can even indicate airtight construction. However, it becomes a concern when it happens between the glass sheets of your double-pane windows. When they fog up inside, it means there’s seal failure. Excessive condensation can reduce the ability of your windows to insulate.
Old sash windows are prone to balance issues. Balance is the mechanism that allows them to stay up. If you struggle to open or close them or they suddenly slam shut, get new double hung windows immediately before someone gets hurt.
All operating windows allow a slight amount of air in. That said, you should never feel drafts when your windows are closed. Leaky windows are a serious energy drain.
During your in-home consultation with Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth, we’ll assess the condition of your windows thoroughly. Our representative will take note of climate concerns and structural issues. This way, we’ll know not just whether you need new bay, sliding, picture, or custom windows, but also what installation method is necessary.
Contact us to get a better understanding of your window situation. Call us at (877) 605-2922 today to schedule our initial visit to your home in Dallas, TX, and get a FREE estimate.