Trust us, we get it. Between shuttling the kids around, getting off to work on time and taking care of household chores, there are some areas of your home that just don’t get the attention they deserve. One area in particular that often goes neglected by Sacramento homeowners is their windows. While the state of your windows may seem like a trivial matter, they actually play a major role in your home’s expenses, energy use, and security. In fact, your windows may be showing you a number of signs that it’s time for them to be replaced. Here we will be running through some of the most telltale signs that it’s time to go window shopping.
If you have noticed a gradual rise in your energy bill, despite making energy-conscious choices in your home, your windows may be to blame. Over time, windows hold moisture within their frame, resulting in bubbling, warping, and even rotting to occur. This damage also creates drafts that allow your heating and air conditioning to literally go out the window. The end result is an energy bill no one wants to pay.
If you have to go on a full on manhunt to find replacement parts for your windows, chances are your window model is no longer in circulation. Once a window is discontinued, the parts are discontinued as well. This means parts will only become more expensive and difficult to find over time.
Depending on the type of window frame material you have, you can expect a certain amount of resistance when it’s time to open and close windows. However, you should never have to exert excessive force to when opening or closing them. If your windows frequently become jammed or stuck in place, they are not only an inconvenience but also a safety hazard. Jammed windows can slam shut unexpectedly, making them dangerous for those around them.
While the sound of birds chirping in the morning is welcomed in many homes, the sound of screaming kids, traffic, and construction typically is not. Older windows usually come with single pane glass that does a poor job of insulating and blocking out exterior noise. If you would like to restore some peace and quiet in your home, it may be time to replace your windows with models that feature double or triple pane glass, for optimal noise control.
If you notice one or more of the signs above, it may be time to go start shopping for replacement windows in Sacramento. Finding the perfect replacement windows for a home can be a challenge for many homeowners, which is why at Southgate Glass; our expert team is here to walk you through every step of the process. Call us today to speak with windows and doors expert and to receive your free estimate. Just dial 916-476-8396 or visit us in person at Southgate Glass 6852 Franklin Blvd Sacramento, CA 95823