When to Replace Home Windows
Many Milwaukee homeowners don’t know exactly how old their windows are. They do know, however, that most windows are made to last several years. So, when windows in seemingly good condition start being troublesome to operate, it’s logical that a homeowner might think some sort of window repair is necessary. But many problem windows require much more than a simple fix. Sometimes window replacement is the smartest and most cost-effective option. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can tell if your problem windows may need to be replaced.
Damaged or Warped Windows
For minor problems like worn weatherstripping or hardware, repair might be best, but when a sash or frame is warped or broken, window replacement is preferable. Even if your windows are still operable, warping or damage may lead to other problems like drafts or sashes that stick or refuse to stay open.
Your Home Is Drafty
Drafts will be more noticeable during the winter, but if your windows are in bad shape, you may feel outside air blowing in throughout the year. Some home improvement experts advise holding a tissue to the window frame as a test. If the tissue quivers, you’ve got a drafty window, and as you know, drafty windows mean that your HVAC must work overtime to keep your home comfortable. As a matter of fact, drafty windows can cause your energy bills to increase by as much as 25%.
Distinct Outside Noise
The sound of chirping birds is pleasant, but if you’re hearing vehicle traffic, loud conversations, and all manner of outside noise, you might want to consider windows that provide better sound insulation.
Windows Installed by Siding Unlimited
When shopping around for new windows, consider Siding Unlimited. We have been installing premium replacement windows for homeowners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 1994 and offer a selection of beautiful styles in customizations that include energy-efficient glass and sound-reduction glass. For more information or to schedule an at-home consultation, contact us today.Contact Us