Window Replacement – Knowing When to Replace Your Windows

Changing windows in your current home can put a pinch in the bank book. How do you know as soon as your existing glass windows need to be changed? St. Charles, MO replacement windows

There are several factors that I utilization in deciding whether or not a window needs to be replaced. First and foremost, is your home window leaking air? When you place your hand inside the window does it feel cold or do you feel cold air coming through the edges? Check and make sure that your window is properly sealed. You could solve cold air stream through your window by ensuring that your home window is properly insulated. In the event that need be, eliminate the inside trim around the windows to take an improved look. 

Be sure that the outside of your window is properly sealed. In older homes, you will find that the caulk around the outside of the windowpane is old and broke thus allowing cold air to pass through. In the event this is an concern, simply remove the old caulk and replace it with a rubber silicon caulk. This is the best caulk to use as it provides the ability to expand and contract in extreme weather conditions. It will stand long use.

Lastly, have a look at your window. When you open it, is the sash rotten, paint old, or anything breaking away? This is common in older windows or homes which may have not had their windows replaced since the house was built. Preceding to 1980’s wood house windows were common and usually if your are finding that your windows are allowing cold air to pass and they have wood frames, chances are, they must be replaced. Plastic replacement windows is the most cost efficient alternative window to use.