Your New Jersey or New York home’s windows may not be able to tell you when they have problems, but they can certainly communicate in other ways that they need some TLC. Your home’s windows work silently in the background keeping you safe and comfortable, but they do eventually wear out over time with daily use. Here are four signs your home may be trying to tell you it’s time to consider Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement windows and patio doors.
#1. Visible Structural Damage
Naturally, as our area is hit by violent seasonal thunderstorms, hurricanes and other severe weather, your windows and other home structural components can suffer damage. When things calm down, check your windows for:
- Cracked or broken glass panels
- Signs water is coming through the window unit
- Damage to frames, including moisture absorption that may lead to rapid deterioration as temperatures fluctuate
Even if your residence isn’t directly effected by a storm, it’s a good idea to check your windows for signs that you may benefit by upgrading with modern, high-quality Fibrex-frame replacement windows designed to eliminate moisture damage problems.
#2. Escalating Heating and Cooling Bills
Windows not only give your home a pleasant appearance, they capture sunlight during winter months to help you control heating costs and provide a barrier to restrict cooled air from sneaking out of your home during our hot, sweltering summers. When your monthly heating and air conditioning costs continue to inch up, this is a strong sign your windows aren’t working as well as they once did. Leaking windows could mean you spend 10–25 percent more keeping your home comfortable than you have to.
#3. Appearance & Performance Problems
Be honest. Does your home look tired and worn out? Do you have to find a “sash prop” to hold open your windows when you want to bring in some fresh air? Missing any handles or have some windows nailed or painted shut, making it impossible to open your windows? Even if you aren’t dealing with these hassles, old home windows may cause excessive condensation, cold drafty corners and just make your home look like it is way past time for a total makeover. Replacement windows eliminate all these performance problems, and beautify your view from inside and curbside.
#4. Low Resale Value
If you’re thinking about selling your home in the next few years, now is the time to start looking for ways to make your property more appealing to buyers. Poor window performance could mean a lower selling price. Real estate professionals often suggest you order a home energy audit before listing your property for sale. Your New Jersey or New York Metro utility provider may be able to recommend auditors in our area experienced in total home energy inspections. For more specific information about windows and patio doors, contact a Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro replacement window specialist who can help you explore solutions to restore your property for peak performance.
Listen to Your Home. Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Today to Schedule a Home Consultation
Whether you’re getting ready to list your home for sale, tired of dealing with high heating and cooling bills, or just don’t like the way your home looks and feels, your windows may be telling you it is time to consider replacement windows and patio doors. Our patented Fibrex frames and Energy Star certified glass options will help you reach your goal. Get started by filling in the short form on this page or calling 1-888-826-2451 to schedule your personal, in-home consultation now.
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