Your windows have a major impact on your home’s appearance, as well as its energy efficiency and comfort. Over time, constant exposure to the elements will wear down your windows, and you’ll eventually need to replace them.
Knowing whether you can get by with repairs or need to replace your windows entirely can be tricky though. Here, Renewal by Andersen® of Westchester explains the warning signs that mean it’s time to replace your windows:
1. Soaring Energy Bills
Inefficient units are responsible for a significant portion of wasted energy in most homes. Even if your attic is well insulated, low-performance windows can still cause excessive heat loss and gain in your interior.
2. Uncontrolled Drafts
In relation to energy loss, excessive drafts indicate that your units are leaky. Although resealing them with fresh caulks or weather strips is a quick fix, in the long run you’re better off investing in high-performance replacement windows.
3. Cloudy Glass
Experienced architects agree that increasing daylighting is one of the best motivations for investing in new windows. Modern products feature a spectrally selective, multi-layer Low-E coating, which blocks undesirable solar radiation while letting visible light through.
As a result, you can reflect the majority of infrared and ultraviolet rays away from your living space without sacrificing the clarity of your window glass.
4. Unsightly Appearance
Cracked and damaged windows are not only bad for energy efficiency—they also create an eyesore on in your home. While some minor damage may be repairable, if the issues are extensive it’s more cost efficient to invest in replacements.
5. Unreasonable Maintenance
Old windows—particularly ones made of wood—are extremely high maintenance. They need to be repainted every few years to retain their appearance and function, expenses that add up over time. When you invest in our high-performance windows, you won’t have to worry about the hassle and cost of regular maintenance.
At Renewal by Andersen of Westchester, our replacement windows never need scraping and painting because they’re made of Fibrex®, our exclusive, composite frame and sash material. Fibrex combines the rigidity and strength of real wood with the low-maintenance properties of vinyl. It remains weathertight in extreme temperature swings and will stay structurally sound despite long-term exposure to moisture.
Modernize your CT home and boost its livability with high-quality windows that can last a lifetime. Call Renewal by Andersen of Westchester today at (203) 429-0449 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation.