REASONS TO REPLACE AN OLD WINDOW
Had a window shatter lately? Are you feeling a draft?
When it comes to replacing your windows, how can you know that it’s time? The usual lifespan of a window can reach up to 40 years depending on how they were installed. As windows age, they begin to break down. This allows for a “draft” or for water to leak into it.
Water Leaks and Condensation
If you’re beginning to experience water leaks it’s best to try and fix the issue immediately. If left unchecked water can do untold damage to wood floors, paint, and carpet. There are several places water can leak into your home from a window.
- The seal around your window has rotted away letting water in
- The frame is bent from years of use stopping the full seal
- The windows have bent and now water leaks in between the two glass panes
Drafts or Air Leaks
If you’re feeling a draft, or a wind blowing through your home. It’s possible that your windows may be warped or there could be an issue with your roof. If you do have a draft, you could lose money from your A/C unit or Heater trying to overcompensate for the gain or loss of temperature. Those defects could include
- Broken or Bent frame
- No outside caulk seal
- Broken Glass
Give Rooftop Designs a call today to have your windows inspected to see if you have any defects. A professional eye from people working in the business is always a helpful thing.