Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

How You Can Tell When It's Time To Replace Your Windows

by Jill Jenkins

The windows in your home serve many different purposes. They allow sunlight to shine in so you won't have to completely rely on the artificial light that comes from lamps or overhead bulbs. They also give you the ability to see what's going on outside the house without having to actually leave your home. As long as the windows appear to be in reasonably good condition you might not see a reason why you should replace them. However, there are some substantial benefits that come with getting new windows. Take a look at a few of the signs that it might be time for you to invest in window replacement.

Your Windows Aren't User-Friendly

Everyone likes a device that is easy to use. Whether it's a Smartphone, computer or some other appliance, you want the item to be intuitive enough that you're able to operate it without a lot of fuss.

This principle also applies to your windows. If you have windows that are painted shut, or if the wooden frame around the glass has warped so much that you have to struggle to get the window open, it's time to think about getting replacements. When your windows are hard to open you likely feel less inclined to clean them. The struggle just makes the task seem too difficult. As a result, your windows might appear mottled and blurry, making it hard for you to see beyond your four walls.

Getting new windows means that you have access to windows that are so easy to use that you might actually start to enjoy your cleaning days. Windows that open inwards as opposed to just going up and down make cleaning a breeze.

You Can't Seem To Get A Handle On Your Energy Bills

Faulty windows are notorious for letting excessive amounts of outdoor air into your home. When it's cold outside, extra brisk air seeps in, and when the weather turns hot, warm air battles the air-conditioned climate in your home. This tug of war causes requires more energy and the monthly bill could become so high that you find your mouth dropping open in shock when you open the statement.

New windows can dramatically alter the way your house looks. Your property's curb appeal will go through the roof when you have spotlessly beautiful new windows installed that come complete with ornate framing that can be painted any color you like.