How Do You Know When Its Time to Replace Windows?
If correctly upkept, good windows can last a long time. But, like everything else in your residence, they will sometime require replacement.
When you will need replacement windows in Casper is subject to several aspects. The top ones are the quality of your current windows, material type and how well they were put in. But the weather in Casper and how often you open your windows can also impact how soon they’ll need to be replaced.
Let’s go over a couple of the signals that it’s time to replace your windows.
Your House Has Single-Pane Windows
While single-pane windows are the most budget-friendly solution, they’re especially inefficient. If you upgrade from single- to double-pane windows, ENERGY STAR® says you could save an average of $236–$366 on heating and cooling prices annually, depending on where you’re located.* Those savings can really build up over the life expectancy of your new windows.
As well as helping save on energy bills, ENERGY STAR says its certified windows can help keep you more comfortable during intense winter and summer conditions. Keeping your home comfy and helping you pay less on utility prices is important to us at Pella of Casper.
That’s why we have a complete range of ENERGY STAR-certified windows, including insulated windows. You can upgrade your energy-efficient windows with argon gas to limit heat transfer. Several of our windows have earned designation as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient, which means they’ve achieved strict energy rules.
And our exclusive options only available through our InsulShield® glass collection can defend your belongings by stopping up to 95% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, based on the coating you select.
An additional disadvantage of single-pane windows is that they don’t stop outdoor noise very well. If your home is in in a busy place, think about our Lifestyle Series. These wood windows provide an unbeatable mixture of energy efficiency, sound control and value.**
Your Windows are Resulting in Comfort Issues
When your windows are wearing out, they can result in more serious problems than making you feel extremely hot or cold. They can also influence your heating and cooling costs, since the Department of Energy says they discharge up to 30% of your house’s heating and cooling. With the ordinary family spending $2,060 each year on heating and cooling costs, that’s a large chunk of change.
There are a few updates you can make to boost your windows’ energy efficiency, such as:
- Using weatherstrip
- Sealing air leaks
- Getting energy-efficient window treatments, like honeycomb shades
Having said that, if you’re observing major airflow even when your windows are closed, you may need to get new windows.
Your Windows are Damaged or Don’t Function Like They Should
It’s not a good sign if your window frames are feeling squishy. This indicates the frame has sustained water damage and is in the early stages of rotting, which might result in huge issues with your windows. You could run into issues opening, closing and locking your windows if this is the problem.
Another flag that your windows need to be replaced is condensation. Intermittent condensation is expected, like on the exterior from dew or on the interior from humidity. Having said that, if you’re noticing condensation between panes of glass, the seals have likely broken.
In either circumstance, you should get started planning to replace your windows in the immediate future.
At Pella of Casper, we specialize in creating custom windows that fit your residence and budget. From a free, no-obligation consultation to a no-guess, no-mess installation day, our pros are here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us at 307-234-1518 now to get started.
*Source 2015: D+R International in support of ENERGY STAR. Savings estimates are based on RESFEN 6.0 modeling of eight home profiles across 93 U.S. Cities. Home profiles include new construction or existing construction, single-story (1,700 square feet) or two-story (2,600 square feet), and natural gas or electric heating. Savings estimates for each city represent the average of the eight home profiles in that city. Climate zone savings estimates represent the average savings among the cities in each climate zone. Cost savings calculations used 2013-2014 average natural gas prices and 2012-2013 average electricity prices from each state from the Energy Information Administration. Actual savings will vary by local climate conditions, utility rates and individual home characteristics. Hawaii was excluded from this analysis, as the assumptions in RESFEN 6.0 diverge significantly from the norm in Hawaii. Savings for all climate zones are for whole-home replacements with ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 windows.
**Performance solutions offering an unbeatable combination of energy efficiency, sound control and value, require upgrades to triple-pane, AdvancedComfort Low-E and mixed glass thickness. Based on comparing product quotes and published STC/OITC and U-Factor ratings of leading national wood window and patio door brands.