A window is your view into the world which helps make your house a home. Whether you just purchased a new home or have been in the same place for years, this article will help you learn the tricks of the trade to evaluate your window’s lifespan.
Figuring out the lifespan of your windows and whether or not it is time to replace them is easier than you think. We have some great tips to help you better understand when it is time for a window renovation project.
1. High Energy Bills
How much are you paying on your energy bill each month? If your heating and cooling costs are constantly climbing, this may be an indicator that you have an issue with your windows. Approximately 67% of radiant heat can be lost through your windows, and more than 25% of your average energy bills can be spent on inefficient windows. When purchasing new windows ensure that they have good insulation and a sturdy frame; this will save you money in the long run!
2. Window Leaks
Are your windows full of condensation? Before replacing your windows, do a check to see if something inside of your home may be the cause (e.g., air conditioning unit, dehumidifier, stove, etc.) of the condensation. If you are still noticing water pools and condensation – this may be a clear sign that your windows are at the end of their lifespan. When purchasing new windows, make sure they have a strong resistance to moisture and corrosion, and a leak-proof frame.
3. Older Windows
Older homes have been around for a while, and because of this they are often in need of renovating to make sure they are performing well. If you have lived in your home for over 20 years, this is likely an indicator that it is time to replace your windows. If it is difficult to open and close your windows and your home is always wavering in temperature, it is time to upgrade! Choose new windows with high-energy performance from Beverley Hills for an extended lifespan.
4. Noisy Home
If you live in a busy city or by a large school, noise can become an issue. If sound is traveling from outside into your home, it may be an indicator that it is time to replace your windows. When purchasing your new windows, find some that have a great sound insulation to keep that serene calm feeling inside your home!
5. Windows Are Difficult To Clean
With all of those nooks, crannies, and the wear and tear with age, old windows can prove difficult to clean. If you are having trouble cleaning your windows, this may be an indicator that it is time to invest in low-maintenance windows. Keep those windows looking new with additional features like KeepSafe Glass and enviro colour coating (available at Beverley Hills!).
First Time Buyer
If you’re a first time window buyer and are unsure of where to start, we are here to help you along the way. Contact Beverley Hills Home Improvements and have a free in-home consultation! We can make professional recommendations that fit the décor and style you love.
Don’t forget to ask a lot of questions! Find out as much as you can about the windows in your new home. Choose someone you trust to provide you with proper window installation (as this is an important step to a longer window lifespan). Evaluating the lifespan of your windows has never been easier with Beverley Hills Home Improvements!