Are You Neglecting Your Old Windows?

John was neglecting his old windows

Once upon a time, there was a homeowner named John who loved his house and had always taken great pride in its maintenance. But there was one thing that he had been neglecting: the windows. They were worn out, unsightly and no longer working properly.

John\’s energy bills were always high, and he could feel the cold winter air and warm summer air seeping in around the windows. He knew he needed to replace them, but he kept putting it off, thinking that it would be too expensive.

One day, during a particularly cold winter day, John was sitting by a window and noticed there was a layer of ice forming on the inside of the glass. He realized that he could no longer put off replacing the windows. He contacted a window replacement company and scheduled a consultation.

The window replacement company sent a technician to John\’s home. The technician examined the windows and explained that the seals around the windows had worn out, allowing cold and warm air in. The technician also pointed out that the old glass wasn\’t energy-efficient, potentially causing John\’s energy bills to be higher.

The technician recommended energy-efficient windows that provide better insulation and potentially lower homeowner\’s energy bills. John was hesitant at first, but the technician explained that the new windows would likely help pay for themselves in the long run.

John agreed and chose a style and color to complement his home. The window replacement company carefully removed the old windows (being sure not to damage the surrounding walls) and installed the new windows.

After the new windows were installed, John could see feel a difference. The drafts were gone, and the house was much quieter. Overt time, he noticed that his energy bills were lower. He enjoyed the look and feel of the new windows. He was realized it was a wise investment and lived happily ever after.

Inspecting old windows for damage

If you\’ve been neglecting your old windows, get in the habit of regularly inspecting them. It\’s critical to check for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or chips in the glass, loose frames, and peeling paint. We recommend checking your windows at least once a year to ensure they\’re in good condition and provide the protection you need.

  1. Start by visually inspecting each window from the inside and outside of the house. Look for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or gaps in the frames or glass.
  2. Check the weatherstripping around the windows to make sure it\’s still intact. Weatherstripping helps seal the window and prevent drafts.
  3. Inspect the frames for signs of rot or warping. Check for any soft spots or areas where the wood is discolored.
  4. Check the glass for cracks, chips, or discoloration. If there are any cracks, they should replaced to prevent further damage.
  5. Test the operation of the windows. Check to make sure they open and close smoothly and the locks work properly.
  6. Check for signs of water damage around the windows, such as water stains or mold growth. This could be a sign that the windows are not properly sealed.
  7. Look for signs of insect infestation, such as small holes in the wood or visible insect activity. This could indicate that the wood is rotting and needs to be replaced.

Warning signs to replace old windows

Windows require regularly inspection and replacement when necessary. It may be difficult to tell when to replace your windows, but there are some warning signs, including drafts, condensation, difficulty opening or closing the windows, and visible damage or wear. If you think your windows need to be replaced, don\’t neglect the signs! Contact us today for a free window estimate.

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