How do you know when it’s time to replace your windows? There are many reasons, some perhaps more serious than others, that could warrant a move to buy replacement windows in Gladstone, OR for your residence. If you’re having issues with your windows and are wondering if it makes sense to replace them, here are some top signs that a change is in order.
Critters Getting Inside
If your window is getting old, you could find that pests, like insects or even rodents, are able to get in. You likely don’t have to be told how unfortunate an infestation of any pests can be – both in terms of damage to your home, damage to your health and damage to your wallet. Whether because of frayed weather stripping, degraded caulking or broken glass, pests can find their way inside. When it comes to rodents like mice or rats, you may find an increase in activity in your home during the fall as the temperature starts to fall. If you find that there’s an increase in pest activity, then you should deal with the problem thoroughly. So you don’t only want to get the situation under control by calling a pest control business, you also will want to deal with the primary issue. And this, of course, is the window problem. Replacement windows will help.
Do you need the strength of a super hero to operate your windows? If you have to strain to crank them open or to crank them closed, then you need to rectify the problem. Is the glass cracked in any way? You can be sure that if you’re experiencing any of these problems that your windows aren’t going to perform anywhere close to their top capacity. With problematic windows, you’ll be paying more to heat and cool your home since the outside air will get inside and the inside air will get outside. You’ll therefore have to crank up or crank down – depending on the season – your furnace or air conditioner. This will, in turn, result in higher monthly utility bills. By replacing your damaged windows, however, you’ll reduce your utility bills and maintain a comfortable interior temperature more easily.
If you’ve had your home for a while and have never replaced the windows, your windows may be detracting from the overall look of your home. In such cases, you may want to replace your older windows with new replacement windows.
These are just some of the reasons it makes sense to invest in Gladstone, OR replacement windows. For a free consultation, give us a call at Kemp’s Windows Inc. We’re the experts on all things related to windows, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (503) 659-7587. We’ll help you get the windows you want for your home. You can also visit our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267 if you want to take a look around and to talk to our staff in person. We’re here to help.