Does your home need new windows? It is easy to overlook functional issues with your windows, especially if you still feel that the windows are still opening and shutting properly. Windows that get stuck halfway to closing or opening, frames that are not as stable as it used to and window panes that are too loose are often dismissed as “normal.” However, some of these issues may just be symptoms of a major issue that needs to be addressed quickly.
Apart from functional issues, old windows are also likely responsible for up to 35% of a home’s energy consumption. This is because windows play a major role in insulating a home and those with poor insulating capabilities are costing you more in wasted energy for heating or cooling. This is especially true for homes with single pane windows and those with aluminum frames. If you are experiencing one or more of these issues, does this mean that your home needs new windows?
Some homeowners are more likely to put off a window replacement project because of its upfront cost. However, the benefits of new windows makes the initial expense worth the investment. As mentioned earlier, new windows with better insulation can cut your utility bills by as much as 35%. Restoring the functionality of your window will further boost its insulating properties. Other issues such as rot in the wood frame can migrate to the house window frame and this can lead to bigger problems.
Window replacement and installation can be completed in half-a-day to a day if you hired pros to do the job. While it is true that homeowners who are confident of their DIY skills can take on the project, they may encounter unforeseen issues that can put them in a pinch. These include bowing along the house frame, misaligned studs, non-standard sized window opening and even rot on the house frame. Experienced installers have enough experience to deal with such problems and have the tools to do the job the right way. This is why it is best to leave window installation in the hands of experts.
More recent window models often have widely available replacement parts. In most cases, replacing faulty parts is all that you need to restore the functionality of your window. Making repairs on this type of windows can be accomplished even by those who only have limited handyman skills using basic tools.
Pocket windows often have panes that can easily be pulled from the frame. Other window models also have replacement window sashes that are also easy to replace. Even for making simple repairs, you can also opt to hire professional window installers to make sure that your replacement parts are installed properly.
Alexandria is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with around 100,000 residents. The city boasts of a rich history that dates back to the 1700s when the United States was still a part of the British territories. This is the reason behind the city’s diverse mix of residential structures from rustic colonial style homes to contemporary and modern house designs. It will be best to hire window installers who have experience installing windows on houses that are similar to your home.
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