Your doors and windows are the most apparent parts of your house. Yet, it is easy to overlook their state, even when they are calling for your attention.
Fortunately, there are obvious signs that should hint at their state, and whether they need to be replaced. So, what are the key indications that your doors and windows need a replacement? Here are five sure signs.
Talk with experts when you need to replace your windows and doors
In order to maximize the efficiency of your home, all parts of your house should be kept at full functionality. A highly efficient house not only means you are achieving the best return on your investment but also attaining the highest quality and safety.
Weatherpro Windows and Doors Installers can help you assess the current situation of your doors and windows before recommending possible solutions to any apparent problems. Among the things they will inspect are the functionality of your cooling and heating system, ventilation, insulation, doors, windows, and general operations of your house.
Leaky Windows and Decaying Frames
If your windows are decaying, it can only mean one thing – that an upgrade is necessary.
Most of the time, decay results from the build-up of moisture. You are likely to see decay if you live in a predominantly wet and humid area. Usually, moisture and water increase damage to wood and metal, thereby accelerating the rate of decay.
Another issue is leaky windows. When you find pools of water on your floor due to leaking windows, you should make arrangements for them to be replaced. It doesn’t matter whether the problem will subside in the summer months. The longer you delay, the more likely you will face a bigger problem in the near future.
Fog between Double Pane Windows
Apart from moisture buildup and leaks, condensation is also another warning sign. Do you notice any moisture between your glass panes? Condensation could hint at the possibility of seal failure. It can turn into ice or frost in cold weather and obstruct light and vision, or even lead to further damage of the window.
There is a possibility that you might initiate repairs. If a repair is not possible, then a repair is the next alternative.
Your Doors and Windows no longer function well
If you are experiencing difficulties when opening, closing and locking your doors or windows, they are probably failing and you need to replace them. well-functioning windows should open and close without any problems.
While some opening and closing issues could be repaired without replacements, some severe issues may need just more than standard maintenance, such as replacing doors and locks.
Rising Air conditioning Costs
Worn single-pane and double-pane doors and windows are prone to leaks, which can amplify heating and cooling costs. Replacing them with high-efficiency units may be the best solution. Newer windows with highly-efficient IGUs can reduce thermal heat transfer and air leaks, and save you thousands in heating and cooling bills.
However, it is important to note that houses have different needs and that not all cases require new models of doors and windows to be installed.
Doors Have Become Noisy
Unusual noises when opening and closing doors are a huge red flag. Therefore, if your doors are getting noisier all the more, you should consider replacing them. Another aspect of sound that you should consider is the capacity to block noise. If your doors and windows are not effective sound barriers, they may need replacements.
Doors and windows that need forceful opening and shutting should also be replaced.
Remember doors and windows are investments that can boost or degrade the value of your house. So be sure to give experts at Weatherpro a call to know where you stand