Sooner or later it’s going to become necessary to replace windows in your home. If you wait too long you risk experiencing water damage, home invasions, and drafts. These can be far costlier than simply replacing your windows in time. For that, you need a professional contractor.
But what do the professionals think about fixing up your windows? We’re going to answer that question using the advice of the experts.
How Long are They Designed to Last?
The average set of windows is designed to last from between 15 to 20 years before you start to experience problems. Take note that this is assuming that you have a set of quality products built with superior materials in your home. Anything less than this and your windows could last ten years if not less.
In terms of your investment, this is a massive difference and one that you shouldn’t ignore. Make sure that you have options that are built from quality materials to maximize your investment.
But What About Aluminum Clad?
Windows are lasting longer than ever before because of materials like aluminum clad. We produce these products and they easily last for up to 20 years or longer because of the strength of the material.
And we offer a warranty that lasts for at least 20 years, which essentially means that your windows are insured for their lifespan.
An easy rule of thumb for when to replace windows is to replace them when the warranty expires. But, of course, you need to make sure that you choose a quality company that offers a great warranty agreement in the first place.
Find out more about our guarantee for quality products by getting in touch with us today!
How Do I Know if Something is Wrong?
Inevitably, things happen, and your windows may need to be replaced sooner. Let’s take a look at some of the signs you should search for:
Drafts – The first sign that your windows need replacing is that you feel a draft. This means that the material has warped and no longer provides an airtight seal. It most commonly happens with low-quality and vinyl products.
Cracking – When your frame is cracked it means that the window has succumbed to extreme heat or extreme cold. These conditions cause the material to expand and contract, which can lead to damage.
High Energy Bills – Another telltale sign is that your energy bills have spiked, despite you making no changes to your energy usage. This means that your windows are no longer doing the job of keeping cold/warm air inside.
Is a Full Replacement Always Necessary?
Minor faults don’t necessarily require a full replacement. A window contractor will inspect your openings and determine whether some minor repairs can be carried out to correct the problem.
But to find out what’s wrong you need to get in touch with us first.