How to Tell if You Need New Windows
Just like other structural systems, your home’s windows suffer from wear and tear and should be replaced every 20 years or so. Part of your yearly home maintenance checklist must be an evaluation of your windows. Older windows can lose efficiency, causing heating and cooling bills to rise. When it’s time to replace your windows, invest in thermally efficient replacement windows from Northern Virginia Roofing to help lower your monthly energy bills and keep your family safe and comfortable all year long.
Here are ways to tell if your home’s windows are costing you money through inefficient performance:
- Do your windows have only a single pane of glass? Single pane windows let heat and cold pass through easily.
- Is there condensation between the panes of glass on double- or triple-paned windows. This could indicate seal failure. If this is the case, you might need to replace the glass or the entire window.
- Check to see if there are any faded areas on your carpets and furnishings where ultraviolet rays have damaged the interior of your home. This is an indication that your windows need Low E glass to block the sun’s harmful rays.
- Are your windows difficult to open or close? This may indicate warping or expansion of the frame, which can lead to gaps around the edges that allow air to enter your home.
If your windows are costing you money and compromising the comfort and safety of your family, the time to replace them is now. Choose the replacement windows contractor Northern Virginia trusts to deliver quality windows and professional service – Northern Virginia Roofing.
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