Replacing windows in a home is often put off. It can be seen by homeowners as an expensive endeavor and therefore it's avoided until it absolutely has to be done due to a break, rotting, or air pouring into the house. While many window manufaturers say that the maximum number of years is 25, the typical residential window usually lasts about 15 to 20 years before it needs to be replaced. This is especially true if it gets used (open and closed) a lot, or is regularly exposed to hash environmental factors - humidity, extreme weather, etc.
Here are some reasons you should consider replacement windows sooner rather than later:
Can Save You Money on Home Expenses
The older a window gets, the more likely it is to start leaking, allowing air to come in and go out. By replacing your windows in a timely manner, you will avoid this becoming an issue and therefore save yourself money on your heating and air conditioning bills. In addition, newer windows are more efficient and therefore can save you money overall.
As mentioned above, new windows are more efficient, but they also can have helpful features. Replacement windows can offer options for easier cleaning, a smoother operation, and low maintenance features.
Positive Impact on Your Home's Value
Installing replacement windows is a home improvement and can therefore increase the value of your home. It is important though to make sure you're replacing the window with an equal or better replacement.
If your windows are older, but you're not sure if they need replacing, find out what to look for when making your decision.