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How to Know When it’s Time to Replace your Windows

WhenToReplaceWindowsBlog092115TundralandKnowing when to replace your windows can be tough. Sometimes a simple repair job can do the trick, but there are certain signs that may point towards replacement instead of repair. Review these questions and if you’re answering yes to any of them, you may want to consider contacting a Tundraland representative to review your window replacement options.

Do your windows have single-pane glass?

Many older homes were built with single-pane windows which have only one layer of glass. Even if the windows appear to be in good working order, they are most likely incredibly drafty and not energy efficient. If you’re a Wisconsin homeowner, you know that sub-zero temperatures are common and one pane of glass won’t keep your house warm.

Are your windows leaking water?

Leaks are often a sign of an aging or improperly installed window. Leaks can be as harmless as a few drops of moisture on the sill, or as harmful as mold growth, insulation damage and structural issues. Any signs of a leak, no matter how small, may mean your windows are not doing their job anymore.

Are your windows frequently getting stuck?

Depending on what your windows are made out of, there are a few reasons that they may be difficult to open and close. Wood models expand and contract depending on the levels of humidity in the environment, an indication that your seal (and energy efficiency) changes depending on the weather. Vinyl models, which use springs, can be difficult to operate if those springs fail. Identifying exactly why your windows are sticking will determine whether a repair or replacement is necessary.

Are you feeling drafts in your home?

With Wisconsin’s winter only months away, cool winds are already upon us. If standing in your home feels like standing outside despite turning up the thermostat, your windows could be to blame.

Are you unsatisfied with your windows’ appearance?

Your satisfaction with the style and structure of your windows is an important component when deciding whether or not to invest in replacements. If your windows are outdated, ugly or don’t match the style of your home, it may be worth it to replace them to improve your home’s appearance and increase its value.

There are many benefits of replacement windows from Tundraland and if your current ones aren’t holding up against the elements, it would be wise to make the investment. If you’re unsure about the replacement process or what Tundraland has to offer, browse through our styles or contact a representative.

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