Brighten up your home with window replacements
One of the biggest culprits of heat loss are windows, especially in older houses. Leaky seams, loose panes, and cracked glass force your furnace to run constantly. Don’t know whether you should update your windows? Below are some clues on what to look for when examing your windows for replacement.
When should you consider window replacements?
Window components should be tight and secure. Try shaking them gently. If any window pieces rattle, it means they’re not sealing tightly – which means they’re letting air seep in. Storm windows in particular are key culprits. When they get loose, they don’t protect as well as they should. If you find that your windows are loose, it's time to consider replacing your windows.
Look for daylight around the window frame. Whenever you see light coming from the outdoors, you can be sure cold air is coming in too. You can fix this yourself by caulking or weather-stripping the seams or give us a call. We can help you insulate your home with window replacements.
Examine your window panes and make sure that there are no cracks or fissures. Even the smallest crack can leak air which means a repair or replacement is required.
Check your window locks and closures. Do they still work? Save yourself some stress and perform tests on your locks. Your window locks not only protect your home but also seal the opening to close in the warm air.
Other than for aesthetics or allowing more light, there are many reasons why window replacements are necessary. Give us a call and we can help you figure out what works best.