Deciding when to replace or renovate items in your home can be difficult. Since your house can’t talk to you and tell you what is wrong you may not be able to see some of the damage inside the walls, but you can certainly see some on the outside. Everlasting Window & Door understands that it can be difficult when to decide to replace windows and doors. We are here to give you signs to watch out for when you should decide to replace your windows.
Although nothing lasts forever in your home, well-kept and high-quality windows can last you up to, if not more than, 20 years. If you have had your windows for nearly 20 years begin to watch what they are trying to tell you in different ways.
1. Reduce your energy bill
You may not realize that having a drafty window can cause your energy bill to be much higher than if you replace your windows with energy efficient ones. Using energy efficient windows in your home can help to reduce your bill for heating and cooling. If you ever decide to list your home for sale these energy efficient windows can also help as a selling point for potential buyers. At Everlasting Window & Door we work with Alside windows to help keep your home green with weathertight and energy efficient windows.
Depending on the level of damage to the window it can be repaired instead of replaced, but you want to speak to a professional and be sure that it is your best option. If you need something small done to the window such as a new weather-strip, that can be repaired. However, if the window is broken or warped we recommend replacing the window to prevent any further damage. A few signs to notice if your windows are damaged are condensation on the windows, if they stick when you open or close them, and if they are drafty. These are just a few signs of damage, but nonetheless ways in which your windows communicate with you.
3. Renovating an older home
When purchasing an older home there are bound to be a few renovations and often times you will need to replace windows. Certain windows can certainly change the style of your home. You also want to check your windows for any damage or deterioration. As we mention above there are a few signs to look out for when questioning if you need to replace your windows.
4. Home makeover
Sometimes you just need to renovate your home and replacing your windows makes a huge difference. Windows are often one of the most prominent features guests will notice in your home. As you do a home makeover it is smart to consider upgrading your windows. You don’t want your home to be renovated with a new paint job and then have yellow, worn down windows. You want to consider installing windows that bring more natural light into your home and help with energy efficiency.
If you are looking to replace windows in your home contact us. We work with Alside to bring you the best windows possible for your home. At Everlasting Window & Door we use Alside windows from multiple collections such as the Mezzo window collection, Promenade patio collection, and the Fairfield vinyl collection. We have many options for you to choose from in order to replace your windows and bring more light into your home.