In this blog, we will be discussing a home improvement topic that new homeowners need to know about to properly care for a home, maintain a healthy environment and avoid expensive repairs. We want to eliminate the stress involved in acquiring a new home, so you can truly enjoy the value and comfort of having a place to call your own!
How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Windows
Your new home probably meets your requirements for location, space and layout, yet it may also include aging single- or double-pane windows. While old age doesn’t necessarily demand replacement, there are a number of signs that indicate your windows have reached the end of their life.
- Is there condensation inside the panes? Condensation on the inside of window glass usually indicates the interior seal protecting the window has failed, allowing increased air infiltration.
- Are windows difficult to operate? If you have to struggle to open and close windows, their operating parts have worn out or are obstructed by paint, dirt or other substances.
- Is it too hot or cold inside the home? Air leakage around windows can significantly affect the efficiency and comfort of a home, as well as permit excessive noise from outside.
- Are windows structurally sound? Rot on or around the window compromises function and security, and can allow water damage to other areas of the home.
If you’re still not sure whether you should replace your windows, consider speaking with an experienced Huff ‘N Puff window consultant. In addition to helping you determine the condition of your windows, we can give you valuable peace of mind.
To find out more about Huff ‘N Puff’s selection of high-quality windows for homeowners in Albany, Schenectady, Rockland, Saratoga, Latham, Hudson Valley and all nearby communities, contact us at (800) 377-8968. We look forward to adding you to our list of more than 35,000 satisfied customers.