Do You Need To Replace Your Home’s Windows?

August 10, 2021

Tools required for window work sit next to a recently installed window

Here in the dog days of  Summer, drafty windows may be the last thing on your mind.  But now is the perfect time to assess the condition of your windows. Read on to learn all you need to know about window replacement before you spend the winter watching your heating dollars fly out of them.

 

Replacing your home’s windows can be a significant expense. Check your windows for these signs to see if now is the time to make this investment in your home. 

 

High Energy Bills

While we’re talking about heating (and cooling dollars), take a look at your energy bills? Have they been creeping up over the last couple of years? One reason may be drafty windows. One quick way to check for a draft is to hold a candle or a lit incense stick by your window and see if the flame or smoke is pulled in a specific direction. You can also go outside and shine a flashlight at the frames of your windows at nighttime. Any light shining through the cracks will show you the culprit behind those rising energy costs. 

 

Window Operation 

Now try opening and closing those windows. Are your biceps and triceps feeling the burn? It’s not you; it’s me, ahem, I mean your windows. Wood windows are especially vulnerable to shrinking and swelling over time depending on weather conditions. 

 

Leaking Windows

Now this one might seem obvious, but sometimes when the leak is small, we’re tempted just to lay down a towel and keep going. But, unfortunately, even a little bit of moisture can lead to bigger problems, like mold inside your walls very quickly. 

 

Soundproofing

Suburbia can be a veritable orchestra of lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and garbage trucks. That noise,  a minor annoyance on the weekends, can be a major distraction if you find yourself now working from home.  New windows, however, can offer you energy efficiency for your wallet and soundproofing for your sanity.


At Fairview Home Improvement, we offer a variety of window products from multiple distributors to make sure you can find the right solution for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our options and get pricing information to suit your budget and needs.