Windows aren’t something you dwell on, right? In fact, you probably take them for granted much of the time. You look through them, but you don’t look AT them very often. The good news is, your windows have ways of tell you when it is time to replace them with new windows. All you have to do is take a few moments to think through the following items and you will have your answer!
Do your windows leak or cause drafts?
If you answered yes to this question, it’s time for new windows. Windows that aren’t sealed to the house well will let air in and out of your home. That means the hot Texas weather is seeping into your house and your air conditioned air is flying right out. You can’t maintain a comfortable temperature without running the air conditioner constantly and that wreaks havoc on your utility bills! Leaky windows are not only causing uncomfortable drafts, they’re also causing you to pay a lot more for bills than you should.
Do your windows look old and worn?
While you may or may not be caught up in appearance, at some point, windows will simply look worn out. If you’ve lived in your house for years and years and you’ve always wondered why it looks out of style no matter what you do, it could very well be the windows. Getting new windows can bring your house up to a new level. The windows look great both inside and out and can really change the overall aesthetic of the home.
Are you windows single-pane?
If your windows are old enough that they only have single-pane glass, you need to replace them. Today, windows come with double-pane glass as a minimum standard. Some even have triple-pane glass included. When you have single-pane glass, the glass is easy to break. It is also a very low insulator for your home. Hot and cold air can flow through it with ease. Double and triple-pane glass offer you higher insulation values and protect your home from intruders and your windows from trauma.
Are you windows stuck closed or hard to open?
If your windows have been painted closed or are just old and warped and refuse to open without a wrestling match, you need new windows. Windows are meant to be operational. If they don’t operate well, they aren’t serving their purpose. Plus, windows that don’t go up or down have other issues and are probably lacking in the security and energy efficiency areas as well.
If you still aren’t sure whether or not you need new windows in Dallas, TX, call the professionals at Southwest Door & Window at 214-341-2212. We pay attention to detail and we are happy to offer you our industry experience and advice to ensure that you get new windows when you need them. You can also stop by our showroom and check out the options we have available. We are located at 10990 Petal St #700, Dallas, TX 75238.