- Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:00
- Written by Terry Greenberg
How do you know when it's time to replace your home's windows? Sometimes, the signs are brutally obvious. If their glass is cracked and frames are rotting, your windows might be overdue for a look. Slight, frequent drafts and signs of outside air coming into the room are both signs that it might be time for some work.
In other cases, years of neglect might have caused you to forget you even had windows in the first place. Many older homes have had windows painted shut for years and years. Wouldn't it be refreshing to be able to easily open that particular window or set of windows on a warm, sunny day to let the breeze in?
High energy bills can be a warning sign as well. You may find yourself laboring away each fall to cover your windows with plastic wrap for better insulation. Of course this is a smart move, but a one-time investment that will pay off for years and years makes even more sense. Up-to-date, energy-efficient windows will eliminate or ease the need to haphazardly rig every corner of your home to keep out the cold.
Other windows, from crank windows to sliding ones, are starting to show their years, becoming stuck or increasingly difficult to pry open. In other cases, existing locks on windows are damaged or ineffective. New windows better protect your home and could potentially save you money on lost property down the road.
Finally, sometimes your windows just look bad. People think of windows as a portal to the outside of your home, but the impression you leave on the outside world can be important as well. Windows replacements are a popular project for people who are looking to increase the value of their home for sale. New windows can transform the appeal of your house and make it look years newer.
Central Roofing and Siding Company of Rockville, MD, has been serving the people of Maryland and Washington, D.C. for years, fixing and removing old, shabby windows and replacing them with new, up-to-date, energy efficient ones. Visit our website or call us today at 301-881-2424 to see if now is the time to make the investment.