Winter is the ultimate test for your home. The extreme temperatures, strong winds and the ever-present threat of snow and moisture can take a toll on every part of your home, especially the windows. How can you tell if your home is in need of new windows installation after winter season? The answer lies in the aftermath of the cold season.
The warm indoor air and the cold outdoor air can cause uneven temperatures on both sides of the window, causing the frame to bend or warp. A strong enough wind can also carry debris that could hit your windows, causing unsightly cracks. If you see signs of damage on your windows, you need to have them replaced ASAP.
2. Excessive Energy Consumption
Windows are designed to help with your home’s overall insulation. If you’re sure your roof, siding and doors are in good shape, and you think you’re still paying too much for your monthly electric bill during winter, it means that your windows are no longer providing adequate insulation. Get in touch with us, and we can provide you a wide array of more energy-efficient windows to help you reduce your monthly energy consumption.
3. You Feel Extra Cold
People always talk about the energy efficiency and appearance of windows, but one of the most important functions of a home is to make its indoors more comfortable. Because of the extreme cold associated with winter, even the slightest gap in the window frames will be enough to cause discomfort in your home.
4. Worn-Out Appearance
Having a traditional home doesn’t mean you need to keep your old windows. Worn-out windows already look bad, but they look even worse after taking a beating from the harsh winter season because older materials are more vulnerable to wear and tear. Fortunately, modern window companies, such as Renewal by Andersen®, offer modern windows that use durable materials, such as Fibrex®, while still having a classic look that suits most traditional home styles, such as casement windows with a wooden finish.
Are your windows showing any of these signs? If you answered yes, then it’s time to get new windows. Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis will be more than happy to help you get the best replacement windows in St. Charles and other areas in Missouri. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our online form to get a free estimate.