4 Things to Look Out For That Could Mean it’s Time for Replacement Windows AND Doors

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Your windows and doors are there to protect your home from the outside elements, whether it be snow, rain, or intruders. Over time, your home’s windows and doors will deteriorate and need replacement. Luckily, the warning signs are pretty much the same for both your windows and your doors. Here are some common signs that it’s time for replacement windows and doors.

You feel a draft

If it’s cold outside, you might feel a draft when you walk by your old wood windows or patio doors. The same goes for when it’s hot outside. If you can run your hand along the frame and you feel a draft, you’re probably wasting a lot of money in energy bills. In fact, drafty windows that let air escape can increase your energy bills by 10% up to 25%.

Splitting or peeling paint

There is paint on the sill of your windows and the bottom rail of your doors. If you have paint that’s peeling or wood that’s splitting, moisture is getting into the wood and causing rot, structural issues, and even termites. That means it’s time to call in the professionals for residential door replacement and residential window replacement before your windows and doors rot away to nothing.

They are hard to open, close, or lock

Do you ever notice that your door or windows are difficult to open, close, or lock? You might have to shimmy them a little or push really hard, and that’s not normal. It can be dangerous if your windows and doors don’t open, close, or lock properly for a variety of reasons, but the main reason is that they might be letting in unwanted guests.

There’s light coming in

Obviously, your windows and even your doors (if they have glass panels) should be letting some light in. However, if you see light coming in under your door or window sill, that means other things can be coming in like water, ants, drafts, etc. The seal is probably broken around the frame, and it’s time for replacement windows and doors.

If you notice any of these signs in your home’s windows and/or doors, and you’re ready for new ones, give us a call today! Not only can replacement windows and doors save you money on your energy bills every month, but they increase the value of your home too.

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