window with condensationThere are many scenarios when you know you need new windows like fire or hail damage. Then there are times when you think new windows would be nice but are they really worth the expense? Here are some things to consider as you debate the need for replacement windows.

Signs You Really Need New Windows

There are a few times when you don’t need to debate the need for new windows and should just bite the bullet and call your local window replacement company. At the top of the reasons to replace your windows are rotting or deteriorating frames. If you window frames are rotting, you could have serious issues. Rotten frames happen for several reasons; the most common are dry rot and pests. Leaving either untreated can lead to bigger issues in your home. If the frame deteriorates too much, the window could simply fall out causing injury or leaving your home exposed to the elements.

The other two common reasons for considering new windows are condensation and comfort. Condensation isn’t always cause for concern but you should figure out why you’re having it. Condensation is a product of moisture in the air. When there is too much it forms on glass (like when you take a shower you’ll notice your mirror fogs up – this is a form of condensation). You want to be concerned when you can’t find the cause. Often it has to do with moisture outside getting in especially if you’re running your heat or AC. The most common cause is when the window isn’t sealed properly, often because of rotting frames.

Of course if the areas near your windows aren’t comfortable, you might want to consider new windows. As many experts point out the ROI through energy savings on replacement windows can be a decade or more, there are other factors to consider. If your HVAC system runs overtime to keep your house warm or cool, you will need a new unit sooner than you may if your windows are doing their job. Another consideration is personal comfort. If you’re tired of living in a drafty or noisy home, new windows might be the right solution.

Getting Started

When you’re ready to start the process of choosing new windows, call a professional window installation company. They can help you choose the right windows for your home and install them correctly. Homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex can call Affordable Replacement Windows for a free, no pressure estimate. Call us at (817) 264-6509 to schedule your appointment.

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