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When to Replace Your Windows


Not sure if it’s time to replace your windows? There are a few things you can do on your own to see whether it's time to consider having your home's windows replaced or repaired.

When replacing windows for a customer we often wish they would have called us sooner. Waiting too long to get an inspection and window replacements can actually cost you more money in the long run. There is a few things every homeowner ought to look for:

Dirty windows
Figure 1 Heavy, high quality windows like this can usually be reconditioned and saved, particularly when the window does not have moving sashes.

Replacement windows not only improve the appearance and value of your home, but they can also help you save considerably on month-to-month energy bills, and prevent mold growth and water damage within your home. Moreover, your utility company will provide rebates and perhaps other benefits as a way of encouraging you to make your home more efficient by replacing the windows.

Cheap windows
Figure 2 Once cheaply manufactured windows, with thin frames and sashes, have become hard to open or close, they are generally in need of replacement.

If you want to determine whether you need windows, you can call and setup a free in-home consultation appointment, and we’ll give your our best advice and provide you with an estimate, if you’re considering replacement.

This article was written by Fenestration Group and was published in 2012-06-03.