How Often Should Residential Windows Be Replaced?
As a homeowner, you may have questions about how you should be taking care of your residential windows. How often do they need to be replaced? How do I know the signs that it is time for an upgrade? Having up to date windows on your home is one of the most important things you can do because it not only provides you protection and safety but also plays a huge role in your indoor climate control and electric bill. Many issues can be solved in your home when your windows are taken care of correctly!
There is not an exact science to when your windows need to be replaced, but as soon as you start to see a decrease in their performance, then you should definitely start considering.
How long do windows typically last?
Even the best of the best won’t last you forever – although they can hold on for quite some time. A general rule for the time span of Tampa Bay residential windows is 15-20 years. That is not to say that you won’t need replacing before then or that they won’t last over 2 decades, however this is a time frame that we have seen quite common.
You usually won’t even have to question much when the time comes for a replacement need. There are some tell tale signs that your home is ready for an upgrade!
Here are a few of the signs:
- Drafts or Leaks
- High Energy Bills
- Warped or Rotting Frames
- Difficulty Opening & Shutting
- Condensation Between Frames
Although you may not be looking forward to having to replace your windows, we can assure you that there are many benefits to doing so – especially when the signs are there already. You will start to notice increased comfortability in your home, lower energy bills, added curb appeal, an increase in your home’s value, and that added level of increased protection.
At Bay Glass and Window, we love to serve the Tampa Bay residents with their home window installations. We are here to answer any questions you may have & navigate the process with you. Are you needing some professional opinions as to whether or not your windows are ready to be replaced? Contact us any time & we would be happy to assist.