An old house definitely comes with its fair share of charming features. While you may love the old doors and windows on your old house, it may be time to bite the bullet and have at least the windows replaced. Here are a few of the biggest signs that it's time to spend money on a window replacement.
On a windy day, can you feel air coming in through your windows? Does it feel like there is a paper-thin barrier between the indoors and the outdoors? If so, these are all big indications that it's time to have your windows replaced. Old windows used to be single-paned and really thin which makes it hard for them to keep any air out (or in) and can make it almost sound like you're outside on a really windy night.
Soft Wooden Frames
Window frames used to be made out of wood, but nowadays they are mostly made out of vinyl, which makes them a lot more durable and easier to maintain. If your old, wooden window frames are starting to feel soft around the edges or they are warping, then they aren't doing their job, and they can let a lot of air in through them, making your house very energy-inefficient. Not only this, but weakened window frames can sometimes blow over in really heavy windstorms if they don't have the overall structure that they need.
Soft, wooden frames that are warped can also make it hard (if not impossible) to open the windows which can be considered a fire hazard if you're not careful. If you get new windows installed, everything will work and you'll be as safe as possible.
Sky Rocketing Heating and Cooling Bills
One of the biggest signs that you need to have your windows replaced is if your heating and cooling bills are through the roof. When air is escaping through your windows, your heating and cooling systems will have to compensate for the lost air, which makes them have to work twice as hard. However, when you have new windows, you will notice some substantial energy savings every month that will make you wonder why you didn't get your windows replaced sooner.
The types of windows that you go with will determine just how much money it will cost you overall, but a lot of window replacement companies offer in-house financing to help lighten your financial load.Share