Windows & Doors Replacement
Any house would be very unpleasant to live in without windows to let the sunshine in. But by their very nature, a window creates opportunities for gaps to emerge that will allow conditioned air to escape, which drives up your utility bills. Sometimes problems with windows can be hard to spot. Other times, they are obvious. The good news is that there are a number of telltale signs that it's time to swap out your old windows for new ones.
Below, are some things to look out for to gauge when its times for new windows & doors. You can also contact us here for a free estimate.
WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY 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.
DO YOUR WINDOWS LEAK WATER OR LET IN TOO MUCH AIR IN THE WINTER OR SUMMER MONTHS?
The weather conditions outside your home should not appear on the inside—a good sign that your windows need to be replaced. Inefficient windows can leak, allowing water to come into your house both in front of and behind the walls—a leading cause of mold and mildew in homes. Old, worn-out windows or patio doors often leak air, resulting in high energy bills during peak heating and cooling months. The glass may be loose or the seal between the sash and frame may have weakened. We recommend replacing old single-pane windows with new windows that feature dual-pane low-E glass for substantial energy savings. You’ll see the cost for replacing failing windows is often diminished by overall household energy cost savings.
ARE YOUR WINDOWS DIFFICULT TO CLEAN?
There have been great advancements over the years to window technology; thankfully, some of these advancements have provided more convenient cleaning options. Double-hung windows, for example, had to be cleaned from the outside. Now our double-hung windows feature tilt-in sash designs, which means the exterior glass can be cleaned from inside by tilting the sash inward for easy access. If you like the look of grilles but want windows that are low maintenance, consider grilles between-the-glass or removable interior grilles.
ARE YOUR WINDOWS AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU WOULD LIKE THEM?
Your home is a big investment and an important part of your life. Replacing old mismatched or drab windows can vastly improve the look of your home and the value of your investment. With Pine Valleys replacement windows and doors, you’ll enjoy instant comfort with virtually no maintenance, plus energy savings and long-lasting beauty.