A Simple Guide to Replacing Windows

A window can last 15 to 20 years on average. But if you do a splendid job of maintaining them, your window can even go beyond two decades.

Knowing when to let go of an old window can sometimes be tricky, though. 

Why You Should Replace Windows

If you’re still shopping for a replacement window, you might want to consider switching to an energy-efficient alternative. Here are some of the benefits of getting an energy-efficient window:

  1. Improve the energy efficiency of your home. You can expect to decrease your energy bills by up to 20%.

  2. Enjoy increased comfort in your home. An energy-efficient window can reflect heat out in the summer and prevent cold drafts in the winter.

  3. Improve the security of your home by opting for advanced latch systems and tempered glass.

  4. New windows can boost your home’s curb appeal and increase your home’s resale value.

When to Replace Windows

If you’re not sure if your window is ready for replacement, the best thing to do is consult with a professional. You can also refer to the list below to determine if it’s time:

  1. Warped or Rotten Window Frame – Apart from being unsightly, it can also result in leaks and complete window failure.

  2. Condensation – This usually occurs between the panes and indicates a broken seal or moisture problems.

  3. Difficulty in Opening and Closing the Window – This occurs when the window becomes unbalanced or jammed.

  4. Drafts – A new window can also develop air leaks so carry out maintenance checks once in a while.

Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities is a trusted replacement windows company that guarantees top-notch products and services. Call us at (309) 644-4769, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Davenport, IA, and nearby areas.