Do you know when it might be time to change your windows? Sometimes people don’t move forward with a replacement window project because they honestly don’t know that they should, and other times people drag their feet on such a project because they don’t really want to do it. But if your home in Portland, OR needs replacement windows, it’s best to do what needs to be done. Consider these 5 reasons why you shouldn’t delay a replacement window project.
1. Delay Means You Might End Up Paying More Later
You know what can happen if you delay a needed project for too long? Sometimes you’ll end up spending more later on than you would have had you completed the project sooner. Why? If your windows are, say, letting in water, you might not only have to pay to get replacement windows, but also have to pay to address mold or other problems. So you can actually end up saving money if you tackle a replacement project as soon as it’s needed.
2. Delay Means You’ll Pay Higher Utilities
Have you recently noticed that your utility bills seem to be higher than usual? If your windows are worn and torn, you will find that they don’t do as good a job as they should at keeping air from seeping in. This will translate into higher bills to heat your home and higher bills to cool your home. So more of your hard-earned money will leave your wallet each money if your delay a replacement window project.
3. Delay Means You Might Experience Pest Infestation
If your old windows are damaged to the point where there are gaps between the frame and the wall, then your home might be at a higher risk of pest infestation. Pests don’t need a whole lot of room to get in and wreak havoc. Replacing your windows will prevent this problem altogether.
4. Delay Means Your Home will be Less Comfortable
If some windows are damaged while others are okay, you may find that the temperature in your home fluctuates depending on which room you’re in. You can ensure that the temperature in your home is consistent throughout if your windows are in good working condition.
5. Delay Means Your HVAC Unit will Work Too Hard
If air is seeping in, your HVAC equipment will have to work too hard to warm up or cool down your home. It won’t have to work nearly as hard if there are no air leaks.
Now that you know what problems can be brought on by delaying needed window replacements, are you ready to consider contacting a Portland, OR replacement window retailer? If so, Kemp’s Windows Inc. is at your service. Visit our showroom to see our quality windows, and to ask our staff whatever you want. We’re a local family owned and operated as well as a veteran owned and operated business. We’re also fully bonded, licensed, and insured in both Oregon and Washington. Our installers are AAMA-certified. This means your replacement windows will be installed by professionals who have the right skills and tools to do the job.