Windows are some of the most prominent parts of a house, yet except for being fitted with some sort of coverings, they tend to get ignored by residents. This is because they will last for years before failing completely. Even so, it’s a good idea to pay more attention to them. Window replacement in Denver may turn out to be needed after all.
Old Windows May Not Be as Efficient as Possible
Like everything else, windows have become better over time. While there may not be a big difference between today’s windows and those made 10 years ago, there’s no doubt that those made 40 or 50 years ago are obsolete. One of the biggest differences is the switch from single-glazed windows to double-glazed and even triple-glazed products. A double-glazed window has a layer of air or other gas sealed between the panes, and this serves as insulation.
Wooden Frames May Harbor Hidden Rot
Wooden window frames are subject to rot, insect infestation, mold, and cracking. However, these problems often start with what seems like a tiny worn spot – a spot small enough to be missed if the windows aren’t carefully looked over on a regular basis. Even worse, a small defect can allow water to enter the frame underneath the surface and cause extensive damage not only to it, but the structural framing around the window opening.
To prevent problems of this sort, make sure to check over the windows and the surrounding wall areas every few months. Even better, pre-emptively replace the windows with vinyl, which doesn’t rot, crack, or draw insects.
It’s Drafty Near the Windows
This shows that they aren’t forming tight seals. Either there are gaps between the glass and the frames or there are spaces between the frames and the house. If the windows have always been this way, they’re probably of the old, inefficient variety. Newer windows can be drafty, too – failed seals or damage between the window frames and the house will let air in. Either way, leaky windows should be replaced.
These are just some of the reasons windows should be replaced even if they’re working the way they always have done. New ones provide tight seals when closed, have multiple efficiency features, and in most cases, use frames that will never rot or crack. Check out the options today to see how much better the technology has become.
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