How to Know When to Replace Your Residential Windows

man works on a window frame with an electric drill
man works on a window frame with an electric drill

Being a homeowner can be stressful – there is a long laundry list of items that could affect your home – 

  • Foundation Issues
  • A/C & Heating Units
  • Electrical Updates
  • Water Damage
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Freezing Pipes
  • Pest Control
  • Rising Bills 
  • Updating Flooring

…and the list continues. 

Keeping your windows up to date is an essential part of home maintenance. Compromised windows could affect your energy efficiency, expose your home to outside elements, and potentially cause leaks resulting in moisture damage. If you’ve noticed signs of wear and tear, it’s time to upgrade and replace your windows

When to Get Residential Window Replacements 

Windows last approximately 20 – 25 years. If you have an older home or your home has its original windows it might be time for a replacement.

A window consists of two window panels with insulating argon gas framed to secure it together. Standard window wear and tear includes cracks in the glass and rotting or broken frames that compromise the window’s integrity. If your windows start to demonstrate condensation inside the panels or become fogged, this is a sign that moisture is inside of the window panels. Moisture inside of the panels can accumulate from cracks to the window. Once your window shows signs of wear, the window has lost efficiency and its ability to insulate your home. 

When windows lose their ability to insulate your home you are susceptible to more than just rising electricity bills. With the integrity of your window compromised, you could be looking at additional issues such as bug infestations, water damage, wood rot, and foggy or cloudy windows. 

Things to Consider When Buying Window Replacements

When pricing replacement windows for your home, it is essential to remember the new windows’ return on investment. Replacing old or compromised windows helps you avoid any future issues with wood rot, water damage, or pest control saving you the hassle of future repairs down the road.

Windows with higher efficiency ratings may be more expensive initially but save you money on heating and cooling later on. When compromised windows are not replaced you are compromising your home’s ability to heat and cool your home, causing your heating and cooling units to work twice as hard to maintain comfortable conditions. If you feel a draft from a window – it could be time to look into window replacements.

Purchasing new windows will also increase the value of your home by boosting the efficiency of your home and aesthetic appeal. If you have ever bought or sold a home, you will know that contingencies are usually put in place for the homeowners to update certain parts of their home before final purchase. One of the most common contingencies is window replacement. Avoid delays and increase the value of your home with window replacement before you sell.

Increase Your Home’s Efficiency with Replacement Windows

For professional service contact Kryger Glass to assist in window replacement and repair needs. Kryger Glass has been assisting the midwest with exceptional service since 1947. Call Kryger Glass to discuss your specific situation and keep your home running in optimal condition.

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