When your windows are no longer performing well, you may be faced with the option to repair or replace them. Replacing windows that simply need to be fixed might result in unnecessary cost. However, substantial money may also be lost if you attempt to repair windows that must be replaced. Recognizing three common issues that signal your windows are likely beyond repair can help you make a wise investment.
Your Windows No Longer Operate Properly
While simple weather stripping or new hardware can solve some functionality issues, windows that refuse to close or stick as you try to open them may signal a more significant problem.
You Feel a Draft
If you notice a temperature change as you near your window, it may need to be replaced. Drafty windows can increase your energy bill by undermining your HVAC system, causing it to work harder.
You Hear Excess Outside Noise
Heavy noise transmission indicates that your windows may not be sufficiently insulated. Not only can this also affect your energy bills, but the incessant sounds of surrounding streets, trains and airports may become an issue.
Learning to recognize the difference between windows that can be salvaged and those beyond repair is a critical step in making the right decision for your home. For more information about window replacement, call Zumwalt Corporation.