Glass WindowIf you own a home, you’ll eventually have to stop putting projects aside and actually replace some big assets in your home. It can be stressful and it can be expensive, but it’ll save you lots of frustration and money in the future. Windows start aging over the years, and they eventually reach a breaking point. When your windows start to give you problems, it’s time to reach out to the experts at American Window Products. We’ll make sure your window replacement project exceeds your expectations of new windows. We’ll help you make the right decisions for your home and for your wallet.

There are plenty of signs you should look out for when it comes to replacing your home windows. Your windows may not be able to tell you they need to be replaced, but it’s incredibly important to know when to take the leap and replace old, weathered windows.

One Pane of Glass

The first sign of outdated windows is if they’re single paned opposed to 2+ frames. If your windows have one pane of glass, they’re likely not doing their job to make your home energy efficient, protect from harmful UV rays and provide security. The number of panes is an easy way to know how old your windows really are.

Cracks in the Frames

Do the frames of your windows have cracks in them? These cracks are often a clear indication that the windows have undergone too much wear and tear. When wooden windows get older, they easily break down and crack. It’s not only unattractive, it makes your windows vulnerable to breaking and intrusion.

Feeling a Draft

The next time it’s really hot or cold outside, go up to the windows and see if you can feel a draft. Do you feel a draft seeping through? This air flow is an indicator that your windows are providing poor insulation. Drafts lead to energy loss, uncomfortable temperatures within your home and higher energy bills.

Windows are Broken

Nothing screams window replacement quite like broken windows. Cracks in the window pane can lead to serious problems if they aren’t taken care of immediately. Unfortunately, an easy fix like putting tape over the crack will just delay the inevitable (and it totally ruins your curb appeal!). Window cracks can lead to hazards in the home, energy loss and exposure to the outside elements. If you have broken windows, it’s time to get serious about replacing them.

Lacking Security

Do the windows you have in your home easily open and close? Do they have operable locks? These are important characteristics of a window that you can’t sacrifice. New technology allows you to lock windows when they’re open (to a certain point). These improvements create an incredibly secure environment for you and your family.

Our team of professionals at American Window Products would love to help with your window replacement project. Our team is ready and prepared to consult with you about the condition of your windows and give advice regarding what’s best for your family, home and finances.