Does Your Home Need Window Replacement?

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Does Your Home Need Window Replacement

Do you have difficulty keeping your home at a comfortable temperature? If so, this may be a sign that you need to think about window replacement.

Windows will usually last for decades as long as they receive the proper care. But this doesn’t mean that they last forever or that all windows have the same quality.

Windows can also be a main source of energy loss. That’s why it’s worth your time to choose quality windows that are energy efficient.

Here’s what else you need to know about window replacement. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’d be more than happy to help!

Drafty Windows

It’s hard to heat your home in the winter when drafts sneak in through the windows. Even if you’ve been weather stripping and caulking around windows, this may not be enough to stop air leaks.

Sealing and weather stripping are temporary fixes to a permanent problem. If you are unable to stop drafts from entering your home, consider replacing the windows.

High Energy Bills

Rundown windows can cost you more in the long run than if you had paid for energy efficient windows. Wood and vinyl windows keep heat in during the winter and out in the summer. This is because your contractor will install them properly to prevent air leakage.

If you have high energy bills, this could be a sign that you are losing a lot of energy through your windows. Your furnace has to work harder when cold air seeps inside your home. The same goes for your air conditioner when air leaks around your windows in the summer.

Condensation Inside Double or Triple-Pane Windows

One of the benefits of double or triple-pane windows is that they insulate your home. But these types of windows aren’t as effective once the seal breaks.

Over time, wood window frames can expand and contract. This creates gaps along the frame that let in moisture. At that point, your windows may be trapping condensation between the panes.

Trapped condensation makes your windows look foggy so you’re unable to see outside. Consider replacing your windows if this is a frequent problem.

Difficulty Opening or Closing Windows

What’s the point of having windows if you’re not able to open and close them whenever you want? Not only is this inconvenient, but it’s also a security risk for you and your family.

Wood frames can expand and contract with fluctuations in temperature and humidity. When the frame moves too much, it can make it difficult to open windows and let in fresh air.

If you are having difficulty opening or shutting windows, consider replacing them.

Learn More: Guide to Buying New Windows →

Get Started With Window Replacement

Eikenhout is a reputable building materials supplier. As such, we’re proud to serve both homeowners and contractors in 9 Michigan locations. At Eikenhout, you’re not just a customer, but a valued business partner.

To learn more about the windows in our inventory, please feel free to give us a call. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

This blog post has been updated.

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