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Does Your Home Need New Windows?

Does Your Home Need New Windows?
By johncal Jun 24, 2019

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It’s not always easy to tell when you need replacement windows Seattle, WA. If you’re not experienced in home repair, you’re not going to know all the signs that you need to watch out for. Your windows aren’t like the rest of your house. When something goes wrong, it might not be immediately obvious.  
 
 
 
Windows, obviously, don’t last forever. Windows built within the last few years will last longer than those built earlier. Modern homebuilders use better materials and adhere to better standards now. Still, even these windows will one day need to be replaced.  
 
 
 
There are signs that your windows need to be replaced. One of the biggest ones is age. If you live in an older home, you need to figure out when the windows were last upgraded. An old window might only last 20 to 30 years.  
 
 
 
If you live in a new home, you don’t have to be as worried about natural wear. However, there are other problems that you may encounter. General damage might be enough. Repairing a window often doesn’t make sense. The cost for the repair is usually equal to, or even greater, than the cost of a complete window replacement.  
 
 
 
It’s a bad idea to ignore window damage. A small crack in the glass may seem like a minor problem but it’s actually a pretty big deal. The crack will widen over time and grow worse. While it exists, you’ll be allowing a draft to wnter your home. Drafts are terrible because they affect your utility bill. It’ll be harder to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  
 
 
 
It’s possible to have a draft without having a visible crack in the window. If you suspect that air is getting into the building anyway, you can test your suspicions by holding a candle in front of the window and moving it around to the corners. If the flame flickers, you know that you have a problem.  
 
 
 
You should also think about changing your windows when you want a new aesthetic. Tastes grow. It’s possible that the design features that pleased you when bought the house no longer make you happy. If you’re in the mood for a dramatic change, you can completely alter your windows. Make them bigger, make them smaller, add a new one.  
 
 
 
Once you decide it’s time for a major change, you need to start contacting professional window companies. Working with a pro team will make your job that much easier. Replacing windows involves working with the frame of your house. It’s better avoided unless you have a lot of experience.  
 
 
 
At Everlast Window and Door, we know how to handle replacement windows Seattle, WA. Our showroom is located at 3829B S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA, 98118. Stop by if you want to see examples of what we can do. Or give us a call at (206) 722-3303. If you want to turn your home improvement goals into reality, you need to work with a reputable company.  
 
 


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