When to Replace Windows
With colder weather in the Twin Cities weather forecast and each day getting just a little chillier, you can start to notice every little draft in your home. And it’s not just uncomfortable. It can also leave you stuck with shockingly outsized heating bills each month.
Fortunately, if those drafts are near your windows, the problem is easy to fix with window replacement services from Powers Premier Contracting. We’re breaking down some of the top signs your home could benefit from window replacement in this blog post.
To get a free quote on your blog services, give us a call at Powers Premier today!
Benefits of New Windows
Replacing your windows is one of the most affordable and convenient ways to transform your home.
Here are some of the biggest reasons to invest in window replacement services:
- Increased selling value
- Increased curb appeal
- Noise reduction
- Home security
- Lower energy bills
- More comfortable home
Signs Your Windows are Ready for Replacement
It’s easy to overlook your windows as they begin to show signs of aging. But an older window or a window that’s in poor condition could be costing you money and sabotaging the comfort of your home.
Look for these common signs it’s time to start fresh:
- You have discolored home furnishings.
Solar light contains UV that can damage or bleach almost anything it comes into contact with over time. This becomes clear when you rearrange your furniture, exposing fading on the floors in the process. Over time, it can also cause your furniture, art, and rugs to lose their vibrance.
Low-E glass helps to block UV rays, protecting your home’s furnishings from solar oxidation damage. At the same time, Low-E glass protects occupants from skin damage and can create a more efficient home.
- You hear every little sound from outside your home.
Just as thin walls can reveal every little sound from the street, so can thin windows. If the sounds of trains, planes, and automobiles are keeping you up all night, replacing your windows can help.
Look for windows with high insulation and sealing to achieve the highest possible level of noise reduction.
- Your windows don’t open easily.
Double-hung windows are meant to be opened. They’re meant to bring fresh air into your home and are essential as a point of egress if there’s a fire in your home.
When your windows don’t open easily, it could be a safety risk for your family as well as an inconvenience when you need to air out your home.
- Your home needs a makeover.
Many exterior remodeling projects can be quite costly and time-consuming, but window replacement can be finished in an afternoon and can completely change the look of your home.
Consider updating your windows with a more modern look, like adding black-framed windows to your home.
- Your windows are ugly.
Aging wooden windows can start to look pretty rough as the years go by from cracking to chipped paint. It’s easy to dismiss these issues as strictly cosmetic, but they can actually create a whole series of problems for your home from water damage on your walls to efficiency issues.
Worse, ugly windows create a vulnerability to mold, which can be harmful to your family’s health and cause your walls and belongings to deteriorate.
- There’s fog in your windows.
When windows aren’t functioning as they’re meant to, condensation can begin to develop in between the glass panes. Over time, this will cause your windows to become hazy and foggy in between the panes.
If you’ve got condensation on the inside of your windows, it’s time to replace them.
- You’re concerned about home security.
Modern windows are much more secure than older windows, and they’re getting more secure by the year.
If you’ve invested in a home alarm system or a doorbell camera, consider upgrading your window security as part of your home security strategy.
- Your heating bills are too high.
If your heating and cooling costs are much higher than they should be for a home of similar size, window replacement is an essential component of a plan to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
And if you’ve got single-pane windows, there’s a good chance you’re paying too much for your energy costs. In addition to window replacement, new siding and insulation updates can also help to improve a home’s efficiency.
Get a Free Twin Cities Replacement Window Quote
Winters in Minnesota can get pretty cold, especially if your windows aren’t doing a good job keeping up with the weather. Check out our online gallery and many positive reviews to find out why Twin Cities homeowners are spreading the word about our window replacement services.
To learn about efficient window solutions for your home, contact our Powers Premier exterior remodeling contractors at 612-710-7283 or contact us online for a free estimate today.