Replacing your home windows can be costly, time consuming and slightly disruptive. That said, it can also be very worth it—financially, aesthetically and otherwise. If you’re looking for replacement windows in Chandler, AZ, there are nearby professionals who can point you in the right direction and make the process far less painful. There are, after all, any number of good reasons that you and your family should look into replacing your windows. It may be time. And those windows may be trying to let you know.
As Forbes put it in 2016, “Your house may not be able to talk to you, but nevertheless, it gives you signs when something’s not right. A home’s windows are particularly communicative.”
So what are some of the signs that something isn’t right?
The first is that your windows may be broken, warped or otherwise damaged. They may even seem to be working. But that doesn’t mean they’re working properly. Before you know it, you may have a larger problem on your hands, particularly if you don’t have those windows replaced in time. If you’ve had the same windows for more than 10 or 15 years, there’s certainly a chance that something is wrong with them. Modern standards generally assure that newly installed windows last at least 20 or 30 years. That may not be the case with all older windows. Additionally, damage caused by weather or other circumstances may necessitate that windows are replaced sooner than might otherwise be the case. You may wish to look into how old your current windows are, particularly if your house is older. That’s a good starting point when determining whether it’s time for a replacement.
Another reason to replace your windows is energy efficiency. Remember that your windows provided badly needed insulation from the elements, particularly when it’s hot or cold outside. This will affect the extent to which your air conditioner is working overtime. In turn, the quality of your windows and extent to which they’re up to modern standards will also impact your energy bill, sometimes drastically. So even if you aren’t too enthused about the cost of replacing your windows, it could wind up saving you some serious money over the next 10 years (or more).
Finally, newer windows can make your home far more attractive, both inside and out. If you’re looking to update your look in general (e.g. buying new furniture) or renovating your house in any capacity, it may be a good time for windows to come along for the ride. The right windows can also improve your home’s curb appeal, making it look better for those looking at your house from the outside. Such a replacement project may be particularly wise if you’re looking to sell your home or, at any rate, improve its long-term value in the event you eventually wish to do so.
If you require help regarding replacement windows in or near the Chandler, AZ, area, feel free to reach out to Cougar Windows & Doors. We look forward to handling your window needs in a prompt and professional fashion. You may visit us at 3820 E Main St Ste 5, Mesa, AZ 85205 or place a phone call to (480) 699-9066.