Looking around your home you should see that all of your windows are there, but they may be starting to get past their prime. The issue is knowing when you need replacement windows or make them last just a little bit longer. Here are a few ways to know if it is time for replacement windows.
• Old and Creaky: When opening a window becomes a chore or a gamble, it is probably time for replacement windows. Windows should be able to open without worrying about them breaking, or without you breaking an arm.
• Leaky: Of course, the primary functions of windows are to allow you to both look outside while also keeping the outside outside. If it struggles to do the latter half, then you should replace your windows with new ones that are better at keeping out the elements.
• Utilities: Windows can make or break your utilities bill, and your utility bill starts to break then it may be time for replacement windows. If your windows really struggle to insulate your home, then new windows may be an expensive necessity.
• Sounds: Windows also help with soundproofing, so if people outside of the window can be heard clearly then it may be time for a fix. New windows should have a noticeable improvement in interior sound when you install new windows.
• You Want Them: If you think your windows are old and it is time for a change, then it may be time for an upgrade. This also works on the assumption that you can afford it but looking at the points above you may find that replacement windows can pay for themselves.
While replacing windows is not always desirable, sometimes it is necessary.