How Old Windows Can Damage Your Home

Get New Windows: How Old Windows Can Damage Your Home

New windows, like any home improvement project, take time to get into your home. Once you see the signs that it’s time to replace your windows, you have to decide what you want in your new replacement windows. Then you must begin the process of choosing a company to work with.

Then—if you actually want a good set of windows—you’ll need to give the company time to make and properly install them into your home.

So, if you need to replace your windows, you shouldn’t put it off. Today, we’ll go through what can happen to you and your home if you don’t stay on top of this project.

Water Damage

If any part of your window’s frame is loose or rotted away, that can let water leak through. Water leaking into your home is a nightmare for most homeowners.

Water Leaking Through Old Window

The best-case scenario is that it stains your floor or messes up your paint. But in the worst case, your home’s structure rots and you get mold.

Those are dangerous problems if left unchecked, and expensive problems when it comes time to fix them.

Security Risk

95% of burglars force their way into a home through a window or door.

While glass can be broken in any window, a burglar will have an easier time getting in if your windows don’t lock properly, or your sashes are already loose in their frame.

burglar trying to break in through the door

New Windows for Increased Safety

Every year, over 3,000 children under the age of five fall through windows. Eight of them die, and 3,300 are hospitalized with serious injuries.

Open windows are dangerous. Our double hung windows are safer because we have night locks, which can be engaged so you can’t open the bottom of the window past about four inches.

Plus, you can open the top half of the window instead of the bottom, which children and pets are less likely to fall through. Both of those features make your new windows safer for your family.

High Energy Bills

If your energy bills are high, there’s a chance it’s coming from your worn-out windows.

A frame that’s loose or has worn out weatherstripping lets energy right out of your home. You know it if you’ve walked by and felt a draft.

Plus, old glass systems just aren’t as energy-efficient as current ones. If you put your hand against your glass from the inside of your house during winter and it feels cold, that’s a sign that your heat is seeping right through it.

man looking at the energy bill stressed

Now, the glass comes in multiple panes with technology like a Low-E coating and argon gas to make your home more energy-efficient.

No Time Like the Present

When it comes to the parts of your home that protect you from the elements, like new windows, you shouldn’t put off improvements.

Procrastinating could cost you thousands in damage to your home and put your family in danger.

If you want to get your window replacement project going, or if you need to replace your siding or roofing, contact us today and we can help you get started.


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