Are you considering replacing some or all of the windows in your home? Perhaps you have noticed drafts, condensation between the panes of glass, or even moisture leaking in around your windows. Maybe your windows no longer operate easily (or at all). Maybe they are showing signs of rot, peeling paint, or cracked or broken glass. Or maybe the windows are just becoming an eyesore to your home. Whatever your reasons for considering replacement, certainly you understand that replacement windows are a significant investment in your home and you may be overwhelmed by the number of choices and products that are available in the market. Here are some things to consider as you make the decision of whether or not to replace your windows.

Is it time to replace your windows?

If you answer “YES” to any of the following questions, then it may be time to consider replacing your windows.

Is your home more than 15 years old?

There have been significant advancements in window technology over the last 15 years. If you’ve noticed that your windows are no longer performing as they should, then it may be time to replace them. New windows can help improve the appearance of your home, lower your utility bills, reduce noise transmission, and improve the overall energy efficiency of your home.

Do your windows leak water or let in drafts?

If your windows are letting outside elements inside, then it is time to replace them. You may be surprised to learn that the cost of replacing failing windows can, over time, be offset by the savings in energy costs new windows can yield.

Are your windows difficult to operate?

Do you have windows that cannot be opened? Do you have windows that get stuck in the up or open position? Not only can this be a headache that keeps homeowners from fully enjoying their homes, but it can be dangerous. Windows that do not operate can impede escape in case of fire.

Are your window frames rotting, blistering, or peeling?

Frequent touch-ups, repairs, and maintenance are time-consuming and costly. Rotting windows should be replaced right away. Replacement windows are available in finishes that will not fade, flake, blister, chalk, or peel, saving homeowners time and money.

Do your windows look drab, dated, or out of place?

Hometown offers beautiful, high-quality replacement windows in a variety of styles. Certainly, we can suggest a product and style that will enhance the beauty of your home. With designs available to coordinate with any architectural style, our windows and trim options will look beautiful together, but also with your home.

Benefits of Replacing Your Windows

New Windows Offer Better Performance & Energy Efficiency

By replacing your old windows with new, energy-efficient windows, you can significantly reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home. New windows can also help reduce drafts and filter harmful UV rays and soil water infiltration.

New Windows are Easier to Use

It’s difficult to get fresh air into your home when you cannot open your windows and windows that do not close all the way waste energy. Modern technology available in replacement windows makes operation much easier and more reliable.

New Windows are a Breeze to Clean

Andersen windows offer features such as tilt-in sashes and removable or between-the-glass grills, making it easy and convenient to clean your windows — inside and out!

New Windows are Virtually Maintenance-Free

Sun, wind, and rain can really take a toll on old wood windows. New windows eliminate almost all the need for upkeep.

New Windows are Beautiful

Replacement windows can really enhance the beauty of your home, inside and out. Preserve your home’s appearance and character with styles to match any design.

New Windows are a Good Investment

There are few home improvements you can make that will do as much to boost the curb appeal and increase the value of your home as replacing old, worn-out windows with new, energy-efficient windows.

Is it time to replace your windows? 

If after considering all of this, you have determined that it is in fact time to replace your old windows, then contact us at Hometown. Schedule an in-home consultation for advice on selecting the best product and installation method for your home.