How to Recognize When It Is Time for Replacement Windows for Your Home | Hawaii
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Thankfully, you do not have to replace your windows in your Hawaii home every year or even every five years. If you properly care for your windows, they can last from fifteen to twenty years. That is good news for many homeowners since getting replacement windows is quite a costly process. However, if you do replace your home’s windows when they need to be replaced, they can extend the life of your home and keep your family comfortable all throughout the year.
It can be difficult to know if it is time to get replacement windows in your Hawaii home. These signs are clear indications of when it is time for you to get them installed in your home.
Does Your Domicile Feel Drafty? A sure sign of age in windows is when they start getting smaller, break, or not close as they should. When this happens with your windows in your Hawaii home, it makes it possible for the warm air in your home to leave out of your windows during the cold winter months and can make your home a lot less energy efficient as well. If it seems like the amount of your electric bill is very high, put your hand in front of your windows to see how much air is getting out. Drafty windows are a clear indicator that is time for you to get replacement windows.
It is a Challenge to Open and Close Your Windows? Struggling to open and close your windows in your home in Hawaii should never be a task that you have to do. If it looks like the tracks on your windows do not go together anymore, then it could be time for you to get replacements.
Your Windows Will Not Stay Open. If it is impossible to keep your windows open unless you prop it open with something strong like a piece of wood, then you may definitely be in need of replacements. Propping your windows can be dangerous, especially if there are children living in your home. It is a good idea for you to get new windows before they hurt themselves.
Your Windows Will Not Lock. When your windows do not lock as they should, your home is not as safe as it should be. It makes it very easy for intruders to enter your home and that will put your family and your possessions at risk. Not only your family could not be safe, but the air that gets out of your windows can raise your electricity bills during every season of the year. If the lock is replaced and the windows still do not close as they should, then you should definitely consider getting replacement windows.
Condensation Forms on the Outside of Your Windows. One of the key indicators that it is time for you to get replacement windows is when you can see condensation or ice forming on the outside of your windows. If your windows are locked and shut all of the way, and you still find condensation on your windows in the morning, it is more than likely time for you to get replacements. During the winter season, you can even see a good amount of frost or ice on the inside of your windows. The frost and ice is bad for your health because they can cause mold to grow on your window frames and cause more damage. Getting replacement windows is a good idea because doing so can minimize more issues.
The Outside Noises are Bothersome. If you have windows that are older, is that they allow a lot of noise to get into your home. That can be really bad, especially if you reside in a congested or noisy part of Hawaii. Getting well-sealed double-pane or tri-pane windows may make a big difference in the level of noise that gets into your home.
Your Energy Bills Are Really High. Getting replacement windows can reduce the amount of your energy bills and they can lower your carbon footprint as well. They will also provide you with a lot of insulation by keeping the warm air in your home in the winter and let it out during the warm weather months.
You Are Selling or Renovating Your Place of Residence. If you are remodeling your place of residence, it is a good idea for you to get replacement windows. If you do not, your home can appear to be mismatched or out-of-date and old fashioned. You should also think about getting replacements before you put your home on the market for sale.
There Is Water Leakage. When you find water leaking on the inside of your windows in your home, it is more than often coming from around the windows instead of through the window. Having drainpipes and gutters that drain improperly can force water through your windows. If you have windows seal, they will keep out a good amount of water, but not water that comes through with great force.
Excessive water infiltration around your windows can mean that your exterior casing can be bad. However, that is not a window issue but it has to do with the outside of your home as a whole. If water is coming through your windows, then it is probably time for you to get replacement windows.
Broken or Cracked Windows: Safety in your home, along with visual acuity has an important role for you to get new windows if they are in bad condition. Single-pane windows are easy to replace. Multi-paned windows may be okay with a sash replacement. However, if you have had your windows for a long time, then a broken or cracked window could be a good reason for you to get new windows.
If any of these things are going on with your windows, you should seriously consider getting new windows. Not only will they keep you safe from the elements outside and safe from safety hazards, they also look beautiful and will help keep your home looking at its best.