If your toaster breaks, you can toast your bread in the oven. If your washing machine fails, you can go to a public laundromat to wash and dry your things until you can get your unit fixed. But there are things that should be replaced right away if they fail or cause you problems. One of them would have to be windows. If you need window replacement in Oregon City, OR, it’s best not to procrastinate or to choose quick fixes that won’t really solve the problem long term.
Here are some problems you might encounter if you decide to hold off on getting the replacement windows you desperately need for your home.
Lack of Safety
If your windows have seen better days or better years, then a window replacement project may be in order. Should you be unable to open or close them properly, you will be putting your family’s safety at risk. What happens if the windows won’t lock properly? This can obviously be a problem, especially for ground floor windows. And windows that are hard to operate could also present a safety issue in the event that your family members have to make a quick exit. It’s clear that you need to replace windows that are damaged to the point of being difficult to operate. Don’t wait until there’s a serious problem that could easily have been prevented with working windows.
When they’re working properly, your windows do a lot to create a strong barrier between the inside of your home and the outside of your home. But inefficient windows that do a poor job of preventing air seepage will result in higher heating and cooling expenses. There’s no way around it. Your furnace and air conditioner work hard enough as it is to keep your home comfortable, but they’ll have to work even harder if they need to compensate for your inefficient windows. So if you’d like your bills to be less scary, invest in replacement windows as needed.
While your inefficient windows lead to higher heating and cooling costs, they’ll also make the inside of your home less comfortable temperature-wise. The reason is that the temperate may not be consistent. During the winter, for instance, some rooms might be colder than they should be – not because there’s anything wrong with the furnace, necessarily. The real culprit may be inefficient windows that are not putting up much of a barrier between the inside and the outside.
When you need Oregon City, OR window replacements, contact us at Kemp’s Windows Inc. We have the selection of replacement windows you want for your home, and we also offer the sort of customer service that puts you first. We’re fully bonded, licensed, and insured in both Oregon and Washington. And since our installers are AAMA certified, you can count on your windows being put in expertly the first time around. Call us at (503) 659-7587 to get the ball rolling or stop by our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267 for a free in-person consultation. We’re here to help you in any way we can.