WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY WINDOWS? – Courtesy of Andersen Windows
Knowing when to replace your home’s windows isn’t always as clear as it may seem. If your home is older than 15 years, it’s probably a good time to check and make sure your windows are still operating correctly. For instance, do you have trouble opening or closing your windows? Do you consistently find moisture on your windows’ interior? Just like your washing machine, refrigerator, or roof shingles, over time, your windows and doors need to be replaced. To help you through the replacement process, Andersen provides tips and solutions to help determine if the time to replace and upgrade is now.
1. DO YOUR WINDOWS USE SINGLE-PANE GLASS?
Many older homes still use their original windows built with single-pane glass. Simply put, single-pane glass with windows is not energy efficient. These old windows often freeze open or shut, and they feel cold or icy to the touch. They’re also known to develop frost on the inside of the window, which increases the chances of breakage, ultimately causing damage to your home. Andersen introduced dual-pane glass in 1952, setting a new standard for energy efficiency in windows. Today, Andersen continues to lead the industry in pioneering advances in energy efficiency to improve the comfort of your home, while saving you money on your energy bills.