Your best friend recently had all the windows in his house replaced. That started you thinking about what new windows could do for your place. Since you are still not sure whether this is a good investment or not, ask yourself a few questions. Once you have answers, it will be easier to decide what needs to happen next.
Do You Feel Breezes Even When the Windows are Closed?
What is it like when you are sitting near a closed window? Do you feel a draft or maybe even a breeze? That’s a sign your window sashes no longer fit properly in the frames or that there are tiny cracks around the frame itself.
There’s no doubt the windows need attention. What is still up in the air is what kind of attention they need. An expert in Winnipeg windows can come to your home, inspect the windows, and provide some advice about repairs or full window replacements.
Do the Windows Rattle During a Storm?
When the weather’s bad outside, do you notice that one or more windows rattle a great deal? This is another sign that they are deteriorating and no longer providing the level of protection you need. It makes sense to find out if some repairs will do the trick or of you need to get a quote for complete window replacement.
Do You Have Trouble Opening and Closing the Windows?
As windows age, operating them becomes more of a challenge. Perhaps your window sashes rise with little effort, but keeping them open requires some type of prop. Maybe they raise easily and stay in place, but attempting to close them takes an increasing amount of time and effort.
What you really need are windows you can operate without any effort. If repairs are not enough to restore their function, it’s time to seriously consider replacing them all.
Are Your Heating and Cooling Costs Increasing Every Year?
The expense associated with heating and cooling your home can increase for a number of reasons. Perhaps the rates have increased. If you check and find the utility company has not increased the rate, it must be your usage. When the windows are in poor shape, that is likely to reason for the ongoing increase in utility costs.
Choosing to invest in energy-efficient windows makes it easier to heat and cool your home without using as much energy. From the very first month after those new windows are in place, you’ll see the decrease in utility costs. Some homeowner may notice as much as a 20% decrease in heating and cooling costs per month.
It’s your home. Think about what needs to be done to keep it in proper shape and avoid wasting time, money, and energy. Once you have the work done and begin to reap the benefits, you’ll see why so many people choose to invest in new windows.