Signs Your House Needs New Windows

Replace Old Windows

When most people think of home renovations, big projects come to mind like roof replacement or bathroom remodel. While these are projects that Shepherd Renovations can tackle, many smaller home renovation projects are equally important and often go overlooked until it’s too late. 

One of the biggest offenders are old windows. 

Failing to replace the windows in your house; especially when red flags pop up, leads to decreased home safety, depreciating property value, and potential damage to your home.

 

Old Window Replacement High Energy Bills

Your windows are meant to insulate your home and keep the energy from your heater and AC unit inside your home. If your home has old windows, there are likely minor leaks releasing the energy your HVAC systems produce literally “fly out the window”.

If you notice that you’re paying higher-than-average energy bills, the problem could be your old windows. 

A home renovation expert can visit your home and address your concerns. We know how to detect damaged windows and can find a suitable replacement to get your energy budget back on track.

 

Jammed Windows Window Moisture

Home windows should last between 15 and 30 years. Once they reach the end of this time frame, you’ll notice that they tend to jam up or become extremely stubborn to open and close. 

Once the windows are jammed, they become a massive safety and health risk.  Your home is now exposed to moisture from the outside and could develop mold and mildew.

 

Decayed Window Frames

Your window frames are constantly exposed to the elements and will eventually succumb to the moisture they absorb. This is a real problem if your home has wooden window frames. Not only will excess moisture break down the integrity of the frames, but left unchecked moisture will begin to spread to the rest of your home and damage its structure.

When decay becomes a real problem, you’ll start to notice your windows “leaking” due to built-up condensation having nowhere to go but your home. If the damage accelerates, it’s definitely time to add window replacements to your home renovation checklist.

 

Too Much Noise

Even with great windows, you’re likely to hear noises like barking dogs or car honks creeping into your home. However, these sounds should be faint enough not to be a distraction. 

If you notice outside noises that seem unreasonably loud, as if they are right at your doorstep, then it’s time to replace your single or double-pane windows. Many energy-efficient options on the market can soundproof your home.

If you add window replacements to your next home renovation project, your contractor can help you pick the best window option for maintaining a quiet, peaceful home.

 

Front Window with Drape Window Renovation with Shepherd Renovations

If you have exterior or interior home renovations planned for the future, Shepherd Renovations is here to guide you through a successful project. Our contractors have decades of experience under their belts and can help you with any renovations you need.

Trust us to give you the best prices and quality results on any renovation you send our way. To learn more about our services and schedule an assessment with one of our contractors.