For many Benicia homeowners, window replacement is something that’s reserved for a shattered glass or a broken frame. With so much going on in the daily lives of homeowners, windows just don’t get the attention they need until something goes wrong. Trust us, we get it. It can be difficult to tell when a window is in need of simple repair or a full on replacement. Still, you may be surprised to find that your windows send you a number of signs when it’s time for a replacement. Here we will discuss some of the most telltale signs that your windows are in need of replacing and how doing so can benefit your home.
• It’s a Struggle Opening and Shutting Your Windows
If you would rather leave your windows shut than go through the struggle of attempting to open them, you need to replace them. While all window materials require a fair amount of effort to open or close (for security purposes), no window should feel like a work out to open. Not only are these windows a hassle, but they are extremely dangerous when opened. Jammed windows can slam shut at any given moment, making them a major safety hazard to those near them.
• You Hear Practically Everything Outside
Sure, we all love the occasional sound of birds chirping in the distance, but few homeowners enjoy the sound of construction, traffic, or gossip occurring around their home. Poor sound reduction is a sign of windows with thin glass sashes. Older windows typically come with single pane glass that does a poor job of blocking out noise and insulating your home. Try replacing them with windows that offer double or triple pane glass to restore the peace and quiet within your home.
• Your Energy Bill Continues to Rise
If you have changed light bulbs, unplugged unused appliances and have done everything you can to create a more energy efficient home, yet the bills continue to rise, chances are your windows are to blame. Older windows accumulate weather damage over time and have the potential to warp and rot due to moisture. This damage frequently results in drafts, that allows a great deal of your heating and air conditioning to escape from your home, raising the price of your utility bill. Try switching to a more energy efficient window material such as vinyl that is built to be resistant to weather damage, reducing the likelihood of drafts forming.
If you recognize one or more of these signs with your windows, we recommend speaking with one of our window specialists about finding the right replacement windows Mill Valley, CA for your home. At American Window Systems, our team of experts are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding replacement windows and the many styles and materials available. To speak with one of our experts today, give us a call at (707) 304-5311 or visit us in person at 1729 Action Avenue, Suite B Napa, 94559. We look forward to helping you find the perfect replacement windows for your home.