Replacing Exterior Windows: When to Replace and How Often?
You should replace your exterior windows every 15-20 years. However, this is a general recommendation. There’s a lot that goes into the decision on whether it is time for a window replacement, including
the type and quality of the existing windows,
how energy efficient your current windows are, and
Here are some signs that your old windows may not be performing as they should.
Your windows have passed their life expectancy.
Different types of windows have different life expectancies:
Aluminum windows – 15 to 30 years, average 20
Double-Pane windows – 10 to 20 years, average 15
Fiberglass windows – 20 to 45 years, average 35
Skylight – 8 to 20 years, average 14
Vinyl windows – 20 to 40 years, average 30
Wood windows – 20 to 45 years, average 30
Of course, various factors may prolong or shorten a window’s life expectancy. For example, some brands outperform others, and environmental factors play an important role. Also, window installation plays a huge part in how new windows will perform – whether they are a single pane window or a double pane window.
There’s a spike in your energy bills.
We know that energy costs have been rising. However, consider your energy consumption the next time you receive your bill. How does it compare to previous years? Are you ready to reduce your carbon footprint by installing modern windows that offer more energy efficiency?
Newer windows are more energy efficient. As a result, you might be able to save money during the summer when you run your air conditioning when you replace your current windows with Energy Star certified products.
Your windows aren’t functioning as they should.
On your next day off work, go from room to room to inspect your windows. Ask yourself these five questions as you complete your inspection.
Does the window open?
Does the window lock?
Is there fogged glass, or do you notice condensation?
Is there window damage (or cracked glass)?
Do you hear outside noises even when the older windows are closed?
Some of these problems need to be addressed immediately. After all, you could be putting your family in danger if they sleep in a room where the windows are sealed. Additionally, windows that don’t lock on the main floor of your house mean that your home is not secure.
Your windows are ugly.
Finally, it might be time to look into replacing windows if your current windows add nothing to your home’s curb appeal. And if you are selling your house soon, you need to look at your property as home buyers would.
You are getting your home ready to sell.
Take a look at this Cost vs. Value report that provides data on the return on investment of completing specific home improvement projects. As you can see, investing in new windows for your home may pay off when you sell your property.
Are you ready for window replacement in Texas or Kansas?
We proudly offer our exclusive Woodbridge Classic windows, carefully crafted in the USA. Forget single pane windows – Woodbridge Classic features triple pane windows – perfect for places with extreme temperatures and inclement weather.
Say goodbye to drafty windows! Also, our replacement windows help minimize heat transfer, which can keep your home at a comfortable temperature, no matter the outside air temperature.
Are you ready for a free in-home consultation to discuss windows and doors? Then, schedule an appointment from our website! See what a difference new windows can make in the look and feel of your home.