Your old windows may have something to say about your indecision on whether or not to buy replacement windows this year. If you take a closer look there may be signs that indicate it’s finally time to get new windows. The following are just a few warning signs:
Your Energy Bills Are Higher – Review and compare your energy costs for the past year. If you notice drastic spikes in the winter and summer, there’s a good chance your windows are contributing to it. According to the Energy Information Administration, as much as 42% of an average home’s annual energy consumption is spent on space heating alone, with another estimated 6% for air conditioning. Energy-efficient replacement windows minimize heat transfer, which is the main culprit in increased indoor heating and cooling requirements.
Your Windows Often Get Stuck – Depending on the material, the window frames or sashes may succumb to the effects of temperature extremes, which often ends up in warped windows that don’t fit well together. If your windows are like this and you’re finding it too difficult to keep them open or closed, a window replacement is definitely in order.
You’re Seeing Condensation Within the Glazing – Condensation doesn’t always mean a problem with the windows, especially if you see it on the interior-facing surface, which indicates increased humidity. It’s another thing entirely if you see them between glass panes, because it signifies that the seal surrounding the glass may already be leaking. If you had the glazing filled with an insulating gas, the middle of the glass may start pressing towards the center, just like a juice box that’s being sucked dry.
You’re Doing a Complete Home Remodeling – This is not an actual sign, but if you are planning on a full remodeling that includes new entry doors and new siding, you might as well include your windows in the project. You achieve a consistent look and when you get a full-service contractor like us, you won’t have to deal with multiple contractors to get the job done.
To learn more about our wide selection of replacement windows and exterior replacement doors, call Superior Products Colorado today at (303) 857-5395. You can also fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve Denver and Aurora, CO.