As a general rule, our homes are the most expensive purchases we make in our lifetime. As such, they should be treated with care and attention to prevent it from falling into disrepair. Once you’ve recognized the signs that your house windows need replacement, it’s critical that you start the process of getting free estimates. Failure to do so can have detrimental consequences. Here are just a few.
Wood Rot: Rot around house windows can happen when they’re improperly installed, caulking is missing, or window flashing is incorrectly installed. Until the moisture source that creates the fungi that allows wood rot to thrive is identified, the rot will continue to spread. The longer wood rot is ignored, the costlier the fix becomes, especially once mold enters the picture.
Elevated Utility Costs: One of the biggest contributors to astronomical energy costs are house windows that are worn-out. Corroded weather-stripping, seal failure, and loose frames all allow exterior air to make their way indoors. This causes your furnace or air conditioner to work harder than it should have to in order to regulate your indoor temperatures, resulting in high energy bills. Ignore this problem long enough and you could also cause your HVAC unit to fail prematurely as well.
Compromised Security: For burglars, one of the easiest entry points into a home is through windows with failed locking mechanisms or windows with visible sashes that are loose within their frames. Prevent yourself from being an easy target by replacing house windows that have reached the end of their lifespan. In addition, homeowners with small children should swiftly replace windows that do not lock because they pose a significant fall hazard.
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Skyrocketing Material Costs: In the home improvement sector, annual material price increases are the norm. In uncertain times, such as these, many factories have been shut down for extended periods of time. This creates material shortages. Industry insiders are already predicting that the 2021 spring window manufacturer price increases will be steeper than years past.
Increased Lead Times: The winter months are an optimum time for window installation projects because many contractors have reduced waiting times for estimates and installation due to lower demand. This is partly due to the false belief that new house windows cannot be installed year-round. In actuality, because a window’s rough opening is only exposed for a short period of time, winter window replacement can take place in the Twin Cities without issue.