When your home in Beloit and surrounding communities is in a climate that ranges from -55°F to 114°F your windows can sure take a beating. This includes water, wind, hail and everything else mother nature decides to serve up. How do you know when it’s time to replace your windows?
Condensation: Condensation on any window over time can leak down into to frame and wall causing the wood to rot. Eventually compromising the entire window. Condensation on single pane windows is because of the significant different in the temperature on each side of the glass which is a lack of insulation. Typically single pane glass was phased out in the 1970s. If you have double pane windows and you have condensation on the inside, it means the seal has been compromised and the insulation gas in between the dual panes has leaked out.
Single Pane Windows: The most inefficient windows are single pane windows. This is one piece of glass with no insulation value. Todays standard windows are double pane glass. This means there is gas between the two panes of glass that act as an insulator. Double pane windows keep the cold out in the winter and the cold in during the summer months. Once customer noticed a $650 energy savings in just one year after having their windows upgraded.
Hard to open and clean: If your windows don’t slide open easily this could be a sign of failure. Tracks wear out over time as well as hardware. Older windows also were not produce with higher quality products of today.
Increase the value of your home: Don’t wait until you are ready to sell to upgrade your windows. Do it now and enjoy the beneficts for years to come. New windows also increase the value of your home. We think its a win-win.
We serve Beloit and surrounding cities in Wisconsin. Our experts specialize in roof repairs, siding, painting and windows. If you need a hand, give us a call today at (608) 466-6872.