Inefficient windows can take a toll on your home’s electricity bill. In fact, heat loss and gain through windows are responsible for up to 30% of your home’s total heating and cooling use. The natural solution to improve your home’s efficiency is to schedule a home window installation project.
Before you do, make sure you’re prepared by reading through our list of frequently asked questions to determine if you need new windows and what to expect during the replacement process.
How Often Should I Expect to Replace My Windows?
Generally speaking, windows can last between 15 and 30 years, depending on the window material and the climate in your area. In most cases, fiberglass windows last longer than vinyl windows, but it will ultimately vary based on the specifics of your windows. As a good rule of thumb, inspect your windows for signs of damage after 15 years and go from there.
How Do I Know if It’s Time to Replace My Windows?
When you inspect your windows, these are some of the telltale signs that your windows are starting to fail:
- You feel drafts coming through your closed windows
- Your electricity bills are higher than normal, even though your energy habits haven’t changed
- You notice mold, rot, or decay around your window frames
- You hear outside noise through your closed windows
- You notice condensation on your windows
If you notice any of these signs, schedule a consultation with our team before the issues get worse.
Do I Need to Replace All of My Windows at Once?
No! While you can replace all of your windows at the same time, you can also replace them as needed. However, many homeowners decide to replace at least a few at a time to save on installation and labor costs.
Is There a Specific Time of Year I Should Plan to Replace My Windows?
Our team is happy to install your windows based on what works best with your schedule. Caulk does cure best in warmer temperatures, but thanks to our mild Carolina temperatures, there’s never really a bad time to schedule your project.
How Much Can New Windows Help Me Save on Energy Costs?
The total amount you’ll save varies based on the types of windows you choose, the size of your home, and your heating and cooling habits. However, many of our customers save as much as 30% on their heating and cooling bills after our team completes the installation.
What Kind of Windows Do You Offer?
We’re proud to offer a variety of windows from two of the country’s leading manufacturers: Pella and Soft-Lite. With bay, casement, bow, double-hung, garden, and more styles to choose from, the possibilities are virtually limitless! Best of all, our windows come with a lifetime transferable warranty so you can feel good about your investment.
Schedule Your Home Window Installation Project
After reading through these FAQs, we hope you feel more prepared to replace your windows. When you’re ready to get your home window installation project on the books, our team is here to make the process an easy one. Contact us today to get started!