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When To Replace Your Windows

Are you starting to have problems with your home’s windows, but you’re unsure at what point you should finally just purchase new replacement windows versus repairing? Sometimes the need to replace a window is clear—if your window is broken, for example—but other times, problems are evident but may not seem severe enough to warrant replacement.

There are several warning signs that indicate you should replace—or at least begin planning to replace—your home’s windows. If you notice any of the problems listed below with your windows, contact the window replacement experts at Quality Window & Door. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation window replacement consultation to help you determine whether window replacement is a good option for you. Simply fill out the contact form on the right or call us at 1-800-370-8751 to request a free in-home replacement window consultation today!

The most common problems that indicate window replacement is necessary are:

Drafty Windows

If you can feel air entering your home around the window frames, it is time to replace your windows. Over time, vinyl can warp and wood can crack and rot—creating gaps in the frame that allow air to enter. This will lead to less comfortable conditions inside your home and increased energy bills to compensate for the added air infiltration.

Difficulty Opening or Closing Your Windows

When your windows are new, they should glide open and closed with the slightest push of the finger, but over time, they will become increasingly difficult to operate. One of the most obvious signs that you need window replacement is when your windows become very difficult to open and close. If you are struggling to open or close your windows, or if your windows will no longer stay open, it is a good time to start thinking about window replacement.

Condensation Inside Your Windows

If you are noticing condensation between the panes of glass in your windows, this means that the seal that separates the panes of glass from the insulating gas inside has broken and the window has lost much of its energy efficiency. This generally cannot be repaired, so your windows must be replaced—unless you want to suffer higher energy bills and lesser comfort in your home.

Rising Energy Bills

If you notice that your energy bills are increasing, it may be time to replace your windows. Many homes—particularly older homes—can have windows that account for as much as 50 percent of the energy loss. Simply replacing these windows with new energy-efficient models can significantly lower your energy bills and even pay for themselves over time!

Replacement Window Installation

If you are suffering from any of the above problems and would like a window replacement estimate in the Washington, DC metro area, contact the replacement window professionals at Quality Window & Door today. Simply fill out the contact form on the right or call us at 1-800-370-8751 to request a free in-home replacement window consultation today!

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