The signs that your windows need replacing are sometimes apparent, while, other times, they may sneak up on you. If you suspect it’s time to replace your home’s windows, but aren’t quite sure, consider these signs our expert contractors look for when inspecting windows.
Does Water Leak Through Your Window Frames After Heavy Rainfall?
If water enters your windows after a drenching rain, there is a good chance that your window seals are no longer working. Condensation between window panes is also a sign of failing seals and is a reason to install new windows.
Is There an Indoor Breeze from the Wind?
Properly installed and functioning windows should block the wind from entering your home. If your current windows create a draft, they’re not doing their job and need replacing.
Do Your Windows Adjust to the Outside Temperature?
Touch the inside of one of your home’s windows. Does it feel like it’s adjusting to the outside temperature? If it feels cold in winter or hot in summer, it is likely a single-pane window, which means that it doesn’t provide any insulation to keep your home comfortable.
Are The Frames or Panes Broken?
Broken frames or glass panes can cause higher energy bills by allowing outside air into your home. Damaged windows are also a safety hazard, as they allow easier access for intruders to enter your home.
Do the Windows Look Old and Unattractive?
If your windows are old, they are probably not energy efficient. Additionally, if your windows are downright unattractive, installing new ones might give your home a healthy dose of curb appeal, which is especially helpful if you intend to sell your home.
Benefits of Installing New Windows on Your Home
There are many benefits of adding new windows to your home, such as:
- Increased energy efficiency and lower energy bills
- Higher property value
- Better curb appeal
- Quieter home interior
- Easier cleaning
How to Choose Your Replacement Windows
Choosing new windows isn’t complicated when you know what factors to consider. Here are a few steps to help you get started.
Choose a Style
There are many styles of windows from which to choose. Some of the most common choices include awning, bay and bow, casement, single-hung, double-hung, picture, sliding and storm.
Pick a Material
Windows frames are available in aluminum, wood, vinyl and fiberglass.
Decide on Glass
Choose from several kinds of basic float, laminated, privacy, insulated, tempered and low-E glass.
Let the Experts Replace Your Windows
DiPietri Contractors Inc. has served communities in southern Maryland for over 30 years with our quality roofing, siding, decking, railing, remodeling, window and door services. Our experienced professionals can inspect your current windows for free and help you decide if you need new ones. If so, we’ll help you select the right window to best suit your needs and the desired look of your home. To schedule a free inspection or for more information about our top-notch services, give us a call today at (301) 855-2584 or fill out our convenient online contact form.