Even the sturdiest windows are bound to deteriorate and require replacement at some point. How do you know if your windows need replacement? There are a few instances when your only option is to get rid of an old window and replace it with a completely new one. Knowing these “whens” of window replacement will help you get more value out of your replacement windows while also avoiding spending extra on unnecessary repairs.
When the Window Is Too Old
Towards the end of their expected lifespan, a window tends to deteriorate at a much higher rate. Its structural integrity takes a hit, and it becomes prone to having a common window issue. You can call a window company to have the issue fixed, but the rest of the window’s other components are still likely to experience problems.
By having the window completely replaced, you won’t have to worry about calling for more repairs in such a short amount of time. Even better, since the newer window is made of modern, more durable material, you won’t have to worry about deterioration issues for many years to come.
When the Window Is Too Damaged
Most window problems can be dealt with if you act early. For example, you can call a window company as soon as you notice that there’s a lot of friction when you open your double-hung windows. However, there are cases when the window experiences a problem so severe that repairs are impractical, if not impossible.
Severe window problems tend to happen during times of extreme weather. For example, strong winds can blow debris into your windows, smashing glass panels or bending the frames enough to render them inoperable. Minor problems that were left neglected can also turn into major issues that could permanently compromise a window’s performance.
When the Window Doesn’t Match Your Home
There are cases where the window is in good condition, but doesn’t perform well because of other reasons. It could also be a matter of home design, where old fashioned double-hung windows have to be replaced with fresh-looking sliding windows or double-hung windows with sleeker, thinner frames.
Another way that a window doesn’t match with the home is if it’s no longer capable of meeting the household’s needs. Today’s windows boast better energy efficiency because they come with newer technology or made of more efficient materials. Installing new windows instead of upgrading old ones will yield better improvements and help homeowners save in the long run.
When You’re After Long-term Value
There’s no reason to limit your option to window repairs. Getting replacement windows may look like it would cost you more than just getting a window fixed. Their long-term value makes them well worth the investment, whether talking about energy, maintenance or even their effect on your home’s curb appeal.
The long-term value of your new windows gets even better if they are installed by certified window technicians because you can be sure that they will perform just as advertised by their manufacturers. Last but not least, windows installed by pros are also protected by product or service warranties so you don’t spend as much on repairs if something happens.
Whether you’re getting classic bay windows or sleek, minimalist sliding windows, we’re more than happy to give you a hand. Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville is the leading window replacement contractor in Nashville, TN. You can call us at (615) 238-9463, or fill out this contact form to request a quote.