If you cannot remember when your home’s windows were installed, then you may be wondering if it is time to once again have them replaced. With more information coming out about the energy-saving benefits new windows can provide, more Chicago homeowners are deciding to have their outdated windows replaced. Yet, you may be wondering how you will know for sure if your windows are in need of replacement.
Here are a few of the signs you can look out for that can indicate that your home may be in need of replacement windows.
You Have Difficulty Opening/Closing Your Windows
One of the easiest signs homeowners can look out for that can indicate that their windows need to be replaced is if they find they have difficulty opening and/or closing their windows. This can be a sign that the window’s mechanisms are breaking down and failing, which is making it increasingly difficult to open and close them. This problem indicates that you should have your windows replaced because not only does this make them harder to use, but also, this makes them dangerous as well. In an emergency, a window may be your best route of escape; in this scenario, you will want to ensure that your windows are easy to open.
You Can Feel a Draft
If you have begun to feel a draft when next to your home’s windows, then it is likely that your windows need to be replaced. While having windows that no longer seal properly may not seem like a serious problem, this can cause the temperature to vary greatly within your home. Furthermore, this can cause your HVAC system to have to work twice as hard to heat/cool your home, which can cause an increase in your energy bills.
Your Windows Look Outdated
If your windows look outdated and are no longer visually appealing, then this may be reason to consider having them replaced. This could mean that your windows are older than you think, which could indicate that they are not very energy-efficient. Replacing your home’s windows could then improve your home’s overall look and curb appeal, which can make your home more attractive and inviting to visitors. Furthermore, improved curb appeal can help to make your home more marketable should you eventually sell it.
If you believe that your windows are outdated, then it could be highly beneficial to have them replaced as this would improve your home’s energy efficiency and overall curb appeal. Siding & Windows Group specializes in installing the top brands of Chicago replacement windows. Contact us to find out more about the signs that can indicate that your windows may be in need of replacement, as well as to learn about having your home’s siding replaced when having your windows replaced.