While windows and doors tend to last for a couple of decades, eventually you will need to replace them to ensure that your home continues to operate efficiently. However, if your windows or doors appear to be in working condition, you may be wondering why you would need to replace them. Take a look at 4 signs you may need to replace either your windows, doors or both:
The most obvious sign that you need to replace your windows and/or doors are when you begin to feel drafts around them. While drafts can potentially be fixed by installing weatherstripping, sometimes that won’t fix the issue. Drafty windows and doors can significantly increase your heating and AC bills, so it is important to address drafts when you find them. Oftentimes, replacing your windows and doors is the easiest way to fix the issue, and the cost of installation will at least partially offset by the savings on your bills.
Another issue your windows and doors may have that won’t be as obvious as a draft is water damage. If your window seals aren’t working properly, you could end up having some moisture seep into your window frames which can cause your frames to rot. Additionally, if your window frames begin to rot, it could also end up seeping into the frame of your home where it could cause significant damage and lead to expensive repairs. If you notice even a small amount of rot damage around your windows, be sure to have it assessed by a exterior remodeling professional like Greenawalt Roofing Company.
If you find that you are hearing a lot of outside noise even when your windows and doors are closed, you should consider replacing them. Older windows tend to have thin panes of glass, or even a single pane rather than double, which can lead to noise from the street. If you find yourself unable to sleep at night from the noise of traffic driving by your home, replacing your windows could make a big difference.
While this issue isn’t as pressing as the previous ones, if you notice that your windows or doors have some chipped paint or edges, you should also consider replacing them, especially if you plan on selling the home in the near future. Windows and Doors add a significant amount of curb appeal to your home, and having damaged windows and doors could be hurting your homes value.
Have more questions about whether you need to replace your windows and doors? Reach out to our team at Greenawalt Roofing Company, 717-898-6000. We look forward to hearing from you!