As a local window replacement company, we’re often asked, “do I really need new windows?” Honestly, there are few times when new windows are an absolute need. Most of the time replacing windows improves your home’s comfort, lowers energy bills and improves curb appeal. However, there are times when you should look at new windows as a need, rather than a want. Here are our top three.
1. Windows That Don’t Open or Don’t Stay Open
Both can be a hazard. In case of a fire or other emergency, you should be able to open your window and either exit your home or signal for help. If you can’t open your windows, you can’t do either. Window that don’t stay open can lead to injury like crushed hands or cuts from broken glass. Windows that fall closed often shatter.
2. Rotting Window Frames
Wood windows only last just so long. Rotting window frames lead to multiple issues. Of course, your home isn’t as energy efficient as it could be when your frames let in drafts. However, rotting frames also lead to water damage in your home. Water follows the path of least resistance. We’ve seen water damage floors, baseboards and even ceilings in two story homes. If you have rotting window frames, call your window replacement company.
3. Your Home is Uncomfortable
Drafty windows are the leading cause of an uncomfortable home. If you notice that rooms with more windows are less comfortable than rooms with fewer windows or that you can feel wind coming into your home, you have a clear sign that you need new windows. When you replace your windows, not only will your heating and cooling costs go down with your new energy efficient windows, but your HVAC system will last longer because it won’t have to work as hard.
Blair Windows & Doors is Your Local Window Replacement Company
Based in Indianapolis since 1965, we’ve been providing homeowners and builders throughout the area with quality new and replacement windows for decades. If you know it’s time for new windows, call us today at (317) 356-4666 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free estimate.