Making the executive decision and calling for replacement windows for your home can be stressful. Especially when you don’t really know whether you need replacement windows or not. Many homeowners don’t remember when the last time they’ve replaced their windows was or how old their original windows are. At American Window Systems, Inc., we understand that checking up on your windows or tracking when you last installed new windows isn’t at the top of your to-do list. However, when it comes to San Rafael, California replacement windows and doors it is important to know when your windows were replaced.
Many factors can affect whether or not your windows need to be changed. Things like how many years they’ve been in your home, whether they’re damaged or broken, or if they’re energy efficient or not. You may not realize it now, but if your windows aren’t in great shape or are very old, and have a lot of wear and tear, they can be working against you rather than for you. What that exactly means is if your windows are not in great shape, or if there are cracks in the frame or glass, or gaps in your windows from wear and tear or over use, you’ll develop air leaks. Air leaks are silent killers when it comes to your energy bills. Air leaks will allow outside air to seep in, which means during the winter months you’ll most likely feel cold drafts and during the summer months your rooms will be on the warm side. Because of these temperature changes, homeowners will flock to their thermostats to change their settings, not realizing it isn’t their heat or air conditioning that isn’t working right, it’s their windows.
Constantly changing the thermostat results in higher energy bills which can cost hundreds of dollars more each season. No one wants to pay more money on bills then they have to, so when a chance arises that homeowners are able to get better working windows and doors, they take it. Many homeowners realize the extra money they’d be spending every year on energy bills due to air leaks results in the same amount of money replacement windows would cost. When it comes down to replacement windows and doors, it’s about thinking and shopping smart. Investing in your home is part of being a homeowner, just as knowing what to invest into your home is part of being a smart shopper. Don’t let your home go untreated and unmaintained just to save money, because in the end you’ll be putting it out anyway. It’s better to fix things as soon as you can because the longer you wait, the more uncomfortable your home becomes and the more difficult the process becomes.
When it comes to choosing a replacement window or door, don’t be intimidated. Let American Window Systems, Inc., help. You can contact us today at (707) 304- 5311 to speak with one of our informative and helpful representatives. You can visit our beautiful showroom located at 1729 Action Avenue, Suite B, Napa, CA 94559. We’re here Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Let American Window Systems, Inc. help you choose the best San Rafael, California replacement windows and doors.