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How To Know If My Windows Need To Be Replaced


Windows and the technology that goes into designing, building, and installing windows improve each and every year. Because of this, old windows pale in comparison to their newer counterparts.

Buying replacement windows and hiring an appropriate remodeling contractor for the installation is a big decision. There are a plethora of choices in windows, and making a bad choice will haunt you for decades down the line.

Luckily, Timbrecon Renovations is here to help you every step of the way by helping you choose the best replacement windows for your goals. Call us today at 978-447-1195 to schedule your free window installation quote today.

How Do New Windows Improve Energy Efficiency So Much?

Oftentimes, a classic window from the mid-twentieth century rattles within its frame and allows heating and air conditioning to escape without putting up much of a fight. In addition, the actual panes themselves, the glass, act as a liquid over time and become thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top as gravity works its magic. So not only were older windows built to be less energy efficient and secure, but time takes its toll and makes them even less energy efficient and secure over time.

Nowadays, windows fit into their frames perfectly and securely and are often made of several layers of tempered or treated glass that reflect harmful UV rays and contain the house's temperature. This means that you'll be spending less on heating and cooling costs with newer windows than with older ones. In addition, newer windows often open and close smoother and have locking mechanics that make the house more secure in general.

How Often Do I Need To Replace Windows To Stay Energy Efficient?

Buying replacement windows is a big investment, so timing is key if your want to stay energy efficient without breaking the bank. For those who want to stay as energy efficient as possible, replacing your windows every ten years to keep up with improved technology is the best option, but a more sensible number is between every fifteen and thirty years.

But these numbers can depend a lot on the initial investment as well. If you go low in your budget, your windows, while having the best technology at the time of purchase, may deteriorate faster than if you were to buy a top-of-the-line window that lasts longer. The longer your window lasts, the more energy efficient you will be as well.

Give Your Trusted Wilmington Remodeling Contractor A Call Today!