Sponsored Story By Window Nation
It’s finally spring…time to plant a new garden, get out the grill and check the condition of your windows. Now is the perfect time to make sure that your windows are performing well, protecting your home from outside noise and moisture, and keeping it cool and comfortable through the heat of summer. Quality double-pane windows last from 15 to 20 years and with a little upkeep, will improve your property value, keep your utility bills low, and fill your home with warm, natural light.
How do you know when it’s time to replace your windows? Here’s a list of some things to help you answer that question:
- Check for condensation: On a rainy day, check to see if there is condensation on the glass. Chilly spots and condensation occur when the sealing in the window becomes worn and weak, allowing air to pass through. Condensation can also appear between panes.
- Watch your utility bills: Compare your costs today to what your bills were last year. If there are air leaks in the windows, the HVAC system has to work harder and uses more energy, costing you more.
- Window operation: If you have difficulty opening, closing or locking windows, they might be warped due to moisture.
- Sound penetration: Does outside noise seem louder than it used to? Over time, window sealant becomes thinner and cracks in the frame allow more sound from outside to pass through.
If your windows do need to be replaced, double pane windows are twice as effective at retaining heat or air conditioning. They are formed from two panes of laminated glass, held in a single frame with a cavity between them. The space is either a sealed vacuum or filled with a non-toxic gas such as argon.
Brand new windows can still leak if they are not installed properly. Window installation is one job that should be done professionally since fit is critical and companies like Window Nation, guarantee their work.
Time to go Window Shopping!