If you aren’t loving the way your old windows look, that’s reason enough for some people to get replacement windows in Kaneohe, HI. But if you can live with an older appearance, there are other reasons you will want to start looking into new windows. When you really need them, you’ll know. And these could be one of the reasons why you know when the time has come.
The Window Frames Are Rotting
The most popular window frame in the past was wood. Wood is a great insulator, but if not well protected through proper maintenance and care, it can deteriorate pretty fast. If you’ve seen the wood around your windows start to soften and rot, there’s no stopping the process from happening further. There will be gaps and cracks and drafts and the windows will become a security risk as well. IT’s best to get new windows as soon as you notice rot settling in.
The Frames Are Warping
Wood can also bend and shift as time goes by and as the weather takes its toll. Homeowners that keep up with maintenance may not see this for a long time, but eventually, it can still happen. When the frames are visibly warped, or when you have trouble opening and closing windows, the frames might be bending as well. That means it’s time to get new windows because warped frames will let plenty of air in and out, which is not what you want.
The Window Seals Have Ailed
Every window has a seal around the glass to prevent air from getting in and out of the house. The seals should last for a long time, but eventually, they will fail. Once they do, the energy efficiency of your home will take a nosedive. You might see condensation building up between the panes of glass, which is a sure sign the seals are gone. Even if not every window’s seals are damaged or broken, you may as well replace them all because they’re all on their way in that direction.
These are just a few of the things you might see on your old windows that indicate they should be replaced. IF you haven’t seen these things, but you have other warning signs you want to ask about, call professionals for an inspection.
The experts at Discount Windows & Doors will be honest about what they see in your home. If we really think you need replacement windows in Kaneohe, HI, we’ll say so. If, on the other hand, your windows can be upgraded through new weather stripping or caulking around the frames and withstand more years of use, we’ll let you know that as well. You can call us at (808) 673-6656 and set up a time for us to come out for a free in-home consultation with no strings attached. You can also visit our showroom first to look around if you’d like. We’re located at 45-564 Kamehameha Hwy, Unit A1, Kaneohe, HI 96744.