Replacement Window Q&A

How to Know When to Replace Your Windows

It is not always clear to know when it’s time to replace your home’s windows. It’s usually good to start checking your windows if your home or windows are older than 15 years. Some of the things to check on are:

  • If your windows are hard to open or close
  • If you find moisture on the windows’ interior
  • The window frame is cracking or rotting
  • There are cracks in the window pane
  • Sitting next to the window during the winter and it feels much colder than the rest of home
  • If you touch the window glass during the summer and it is hot to the touch

If you feel that you may be in need of window replacement, the professionals at Brincks Exteriors can come and take a look and see if you truly are in need of window replacement.

Solutions and Tips to Determine If It Is Time for Window Replacement

Single-pane glass – Many older homes were built with single-pane glass. These types of windows are not energy efficient. These single-pane windows feel cold or icy to the touch in the winder and often freeze open or shut. They also develop frost on the inside of the window. This increases the chances of breakage.

Noisy home – If you live on a busy street or in an urban neighborhood, noise can be a concern in your home. Replacing your windows with a dual-pane or laminated glass can reduce the noise in your home.

Fading furniture, carpet or drapes – Sunlight that enters through the windows and patio doors can lead to facing of furniture, carpet and window treatment. By upgrading your windows to a more energy efficient window, it will reduce the fading.

Use of storm windows – If you are still installing and removing storm windows, it may be time to replace the windows with a high energy window which will eliminate the hassle of installing and removing storm windows.

Windows leak water – If your windows are leaking, allowing water to come into your home both in front of and behind the walls, this can cause mold and milder. Older windows often leak air, resulting in higher energy bills. Windows should not be letting the weather conditions outside appear on the inside of your home.

Mismatched, drab windows – Replacing old mismatched or drab windows can increase the value of your home and improve the look of your home.

Sticking windows – If your windows get stuck in the up or down position, this is a sign that you are in need of window replacement. It shouldn’t be a challenge to open or close your windows and prevent you from enjoying the outside weather from the inside of your home.

Difficult to clean – If you have windows that are difficult to clean, you may think about replacement windows. With new technology, windows are now much easier to clean.

Rotting windows – If your windows are falling apart or rotting, they should be replaced right away.

Windows don’t match the style of your home – If your windows don’t match the style of your home, replacement windows will add beauty and lasting quality to your home.

Tired of painting your windows – If you still have windows that are in need of painting on the exterior, you can replace them with aluminum-clad or vinyl-clad windows, eliminating to ever have to paint your windows again.

Brincks Exteriors can eliminate all of your window problems by installing high-quality Andersen Windows. These windows are the highest quality windows in the industry today. Andersen Windows is one of the largest window manufacturers in North America with a strong commitment to quality products.

Let Brincks Exteriors help you with all of your window replacement needs today. We take pride in the outstanding reputation that we have established and intend to keep it that way. With our experience and with the best windows in the industry, you can be assured you will be getting quality workmanship and quality windows. Contact us today!

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