Do you need replacement windows in Naperville? Your windows may have been begging you to replace them for some time, but if you didn’t know the signs to look for, you may have missed the cues. If your windows are 10-20 years old or older, it’s a good idea to start watching out for signs that they might be wearing down. You may be surprised how close you are to needing a replacement.
Windows do more than let in the light and outside views. They also work to insulate your home, both from cold or hot air outside and from sound. High quality replacement windows will help to soundproof your home – especially those with multiple panes of glass and gas fillings. But any window should soundproof your home at least a bit. If you’re hearing the traffic or your neighbor’s arguments a little too well, that could mean there’s a problem with your seal, or that your window panes are too flimsy.
Your window may let you know that it’s reached the end of the line with a few pesky operation problems. If you struggle to open or close your window, it’s probably time to invest in replacement windows. Your window lock may be stiff, or you may run into a “guillotine” problem, in which the window attempts to slam shut as soon as you open it. On the other hand, you may struggle to close your window if the frames have expanded and are swollen due to temperature changes or storm damage.
High Energy Bills
Have your energy bills been spiking lately? Obviously, energy bills are bound to go up during the winter when you’re at home more and turning up your heating system, but your windows should help to control the temperature in your home somewhat. If your windows have too much air leakage and allow drafts into your home, you’re going to use more heating to stabilize the temperature in your home. This will be evidenced in your energy bill. However, energy efficient replacement windows will work to insulate your home and lower your energy bills.
If your windows have reached the end of their functionality, The Door Store may have just the energy efficient replacement windows you need to make your house feel like home again. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.