Windows are designed to last for a long time. Nevertheless, due to age and exposure to varying weather conditions, it’s only normal for your windows to become worn out after several years. But how often should you replace your windows?
How Often Should Windows Be Replaced?
On average, windows have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. But depending on the level of care and maintenance they receive, your windows can exceed 20 years of use. Keep in mind, though, that you should start preparing for window replacement as soon as your window starts approaching its 20-year mark.
When Should Windows Be Replaced?
To know when you should start shopping for replacement windows, below are a few signs:
1. Warping and rotting usually occurs in wood windows. They may lead to other issues like air leaks and complete window failure.
2. Difficulty in operating your window can be due to age or normal wear. If you find it difficult to open and close your windows, call a professional to take a look at them.
3. A sudden and unexplained spike in your utility bills can also be caused by worn windows. Leaks, drafts, condensation and reduced energy efficiency are the common culprits behind this.
4. Severe storms can cause damage to your windows. That said, you should inspect your windows right away after a storm has passed. Failure to recognize or detect damage can lead to more serious problems down the road. It can potentially shorten the lifespan of your window, too.
Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming is a trusted expert in windows and sliding patio doors. Our team of professionals is trained to provide superb customer service and ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Call us at (307) 472-2199, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Laramie and Cheyenne, WY.