Jan 12, 2021

The Hazards of Putting Off Home Window Replacement

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 from a professional, licensed window contractor.  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.

 wood rot around old window

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.

Marvin Infinity Picture Window in living room

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 spring window manufacturer price increases will be steeper than years past.

contractor installing new sliding door

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. 

In conclusion, delaying home window replacement can lead to increased energy bills, compromised security, and diminished curb appeal. Don’t let these hazards impact your home. Take action today by contacting Lindus Construction for expert window replacement solutions that enhance your home’s comfort, safety, and aesthetic appeal.

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Twin Cities Full Frame Window Replacement Reviews:

"We had several large windows replaced. Everyone from the phone representative to the salesperson to the scheduler to the installers was knowledgeable, polite, easy to work with and professional. The installation went smoothly due to the skill and hard work of the installers and the windows look great. It seems like everyone was proud of their role in the Lindus team."

Mavis & Dannie G.
Anoka, MN
July 18, 2023

"Everything was done in a very satisfactory manner."

Lowell G.
Lake Elmo, MN
July 5, 2023

"Professional and courteous installment."

Daniel B.
Fridley, MN
March 20, 2023

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 2023

"Every Lindus employee we encountered throughout this project was easy to work with: responsive, friendly, professional and skilled.  We also liked working with Jake and Jim on their installation of the windows. Total pros and really nice guys!  We are very pleased with our new roof and windows.  We will definitely use your services in the future and confidently refer you to others.  Thanks so much!"

Kris & Stephanie S.
Shorewood, MN
March 18, 2023

"Very professional, super quality work, everyone was very pleasant, would highly recommend, will continue to use Lindus for all future projects."

Chuck V.
Chaska, MN
February 18, 2023
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