With inviting temperatures and a thirst for fresh air, opening your windows in the spring is a rite of passage for many in Loudoun County. At the same time, these next couple months are the perfect time to replace your old windows with newer models. Here are three tips to know if that time has come.
Nicked Up, Beat Up or Broken Down Beyond Repair – Although they may look simple on the surface, your windows are actually made up of a series of intricate parts working in sync. When your window starts malfunctioning, it could be for any number of reasons. Fixing an issue might be as simple as replacing weatherstripping, a latch, a hinge, or a single glass panel. But in most cases, your only option is to replace the entire window. For instance, if a window won’t shut, it could be due to a warped frame. Feeling a draft? Notice a fog on the inside of your windows? There’s a good chance you may have an improper seal. If you let these problems linger, they’ll only get worse. Like an automobile, a series of small issues could signal a more catastrophic breakdown in the near future.
Skyrocketing Energy Bills – As the weather heats up, your reliance on your HVAC unit will increase. If you compare your costs in 2016 to the same month in 2017 and notice a considerable uptick, your problems won’t stop until your fix the problem. Sure, there are many aspects to energy costs, but if you’re not using energy efficient windows with Low-E glass coating, you’re likely wasting money on cooling costs. Low-E Windows keep heat out and capture cold air inside your home. Don’t let dated windows stop you from saving a bit cash and reducing your carbon footprint.
Outdated Appearance – Replacing your worn-down windows is one way to boost curb appeal. If colors are fading, the material becomes warped, screens are broken, or if you’re still using old storm windows it’s likely time for an upgrade. (This is especially true if you’re selling your home!)
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