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Is it Time to Replace Your Windows?

Is it Time to Replace Your Windows?
By johncal Dec 10, 2018


Is it time for Seattle, WA replacement windows? If you’re not an expert contractor, there’s a chance that you might not notice when it’s time to replace your windows. They’re often not the first thing you think of when you start renovation projects.  

However, your windows add character. If they’re cracked, old, or grimy, your home won’t look nearly as nice as it could. Your interiors will appear darker as the dirt blocks sunlight from pouring into your rooms.  

1. The wood is Rotting  

Wooden window frames can look stunning. However, they’re not perfect. They require maintenance to keep looking good. You should examine the state of your wooden frames at least once a year.  

If you forget about regular upkeep, the condition of the wood can begin to deteriorate. Once this happens, it’s almost impossible to stop.  

To get rid of the rot, your best option is to replace your windows. Fixing the problem would be expensive and likely wouldn’t work regardless.  

2. The Windows Won’t Open... or Close  

If your windows are jammed, calling a professional to take a look is a good idea. It’s actually safety issue. You might need to make a hasty escape in the advent of a fire or other emergency.  

Additionally, if your windows won’t close properly, you’re inviting a draft into your home.  

There are many, many reasons why your window might be jammed. The frame could be warped or the window might be painted shut. Whatever the cause is, trouble opening your windows is definitely a sign that you could use a replacement window.  

3. It’s Been 20 Years 

If you’ve been in your home for more than 20 years and you haven’t touched the windows during that time, you need to think about replacing them. Older windows aren’t as durable or as energy-efficient as ones built recently.  

By updating your windows, you might be able to skim a lot of money off of your energy bill. 

4. You Have Single-Pane Glass 

Your windows might be single-pane glass. These windows can make your home uncomfortable because they’re not nearly as effective as ones made with double-pane glass. The only thing you can do is replace them. Once that happens, you should notice a difference in the temperature of your home.  

5. You Hear Your Neighbors 

Thin windows provide minimal sound insulation. Hearing your neighbors every conversation will quickly grow old. Modern windows are designed to protect you from outside noise. The only way you can enjoy peace in your own home is to install new windows with an eye toward noise reduction.  

When you're planning for Seattle, WA replacement windowscall us at Everlast Window and Door. We can be reached at (206) 722-3303. Schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated sales people. We’d love to answer any questions you might have. We’re located at 3829B S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118. 


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