Your windows obviously don’t talk, but they nevertheless show signs when they need to be replaced. As your local window replacement expert, Kiernan Remodeling and Design Inc. shares the signs that mean you need new windows.
Windows Are Difficult to Open and Close
Certain types of window frame materials tend to warp from prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures. Frames and sashes in this condition do not form a perfect fit and turn out to be difficult to open and close. Extremely warped windows can become completely stuck in position, leaving you with no choice but to keep it closed. Also, warped frames allow gaps that result in drafts during cold days. Windows in this condition need to be replaced.
Your Energy Bill Increases During Summer
Another consequence of leaky windows is that they allow leaks, which results in heat from the outside seeping into your home during summer. This pushes your air conditioning system to pump out more cold air to compensate, resulting in increased energy consumption. If you notice a spike in your energy bills during summer, it’s extremely likely that your windows are part of the problem.
When choosing new windows for your window replacement project, look for features like insulated frames and double- or triple-panel glazing as well as options like insulating gas fills and low-emissivity coatings. Some window styles are more energy-efficient than others, so consider switching to a different window style if your project allows it. Whatever replacement windows you ultimately choose, make sure they bear the ENERGY STAR® certification.
Your Windows Have Sustained Damage From a Storm
Covering your storm-damaged windows with shutters or makeshift boards won’t do anything to protect your home from the effects of heat and moisture intrusion. Also, boarded-up windows won’t improve your home’s curb appeal. Once you have addressed essentials like roof damage, have your windows replaced as soon as possible.
To learn more about our window replacement options, call Kiernan Remodeling and Design Inc. today at (941) 981-7744. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free quote. We are located in Bradenton, FL, and serve nearby areas like Palmetto and Sarasota.