Choosing whether to repair or replace your windows can be a difficult question to answer. You may find some issues on some of your windows, but you’re left wondering if replacing them all at once will be the practical move to make. And how can you tell if the new windows you’re getting are of good quality?
It can be hard to figure all these out without proper assistance from trusted window and siding contractors. As such, Triangle Home Exteriors is here to help you out. But first, let’s answer your most likely question:
When Should You Replace Your Windows?
If you have single-pane windows installed, it may not be effective in keeping your home’s interiors within comfortable temperatures, as they often leave rooms feeling chilly and dry in cold weather while overheated in warm and sunny weather. This will also mean more energy consumption, so it’s best to have them replaced whenever possible.
With double-paned glass windows, your comfort is greatly improved. They can block much of the heat of direct sunlight but still allow the light to come through, which means you’ll have less need for shades. In fact, newer energy-efficient windows will also save on your fuel bills but rarely enough to justify the investment if your old windows are still in good shape.
Even if you already have double-pane windows installed, that doesn’t always mean they’re performing as well as they should. If your windows are old but still retain the heat and cold within your home comfortably, then they may still have a few more years left in them. But it may be wise to have them inspected by a professional window and roof replacement contractor just to be sure.
How to Check If You’re Getting a Good-Quality Window
Here’s what you need to look for in a good-quality window:
- Operation – Where possible, check out the display windows and see if they open and close smoothly. Try to see if the cranks, runners, and locking devices are well-built and can withstand heavy usage, even with the weatherstripping installed.
- Appearance – Imagine how your chosen windows will look in your home. Unless you’re trying to match existing window colors, try to choose a low-maintenance exterior, such as vinyl or aluminum, so you’ll never have to scrape and do a repainting job.
- Warranties – Compare the warranties for parts and finishes, and look for a warranty that covers glass replacement for up to 20 years. And be sure to keep the receipt for your window purchase and the warranty in your records.
If you’re looking to hire one of the best home exterior remodeling companies in the area, Triangle Home Exteriors is the name you can always rely on. Call us at (919) 615-1101 or just fill out our convenient contact form to get started. We serve Cary and neighboring NC areas. Talk to us today!