Windows are the gateway to the outside world and for many homeowners, being able to stand or sit in front of one of the many windows in your home is a relaxing way to pass a few moments. And while the view from inside should be perfectly pristine, allowing you to see all facets of the outside world, there’s a decent chance that your view is a little obstructed—whether by fogged up panes or a few scrapes on the outside of the glass.
Are these minor imperfections worth dipping into your home’s budget for new home windows in Laramie, WY? How can you tell when your need for windows is a real one? Take a look at four of the most common signs that your windows have run the course of their life:
Your windows are old. If your home or your windows are more than 15 years old, it might be time to consider window replacements. Old windows are not only unsightly, they are also usually much less efficient at blocking the outdoor air, making your home cold in the winter and warm in the summer, causing you to put more energy and money into both heating a and cooling your home. Old windows often tend to be out-of-date. They can age your home immensely and make it look less aesthetically pleasing. New windows that are stylish and complement the design of your home are sure to give the exterior of your house an elevated and new look
You have noticed fogging between the panes. Fogging between windowpanes is a pretty good sign that your windows are ready to be replaced. This symbolizes that air has entered in between the pains, signaling that the windows are no longer sufficiently keeping the air outdoors at bay. It also looks quite unappealing and makes it nearly impossible for you to see through your windows.
You have noticed inefficiencies. As stated earlier, inefficient windows can be huge drain on energy and on your finances. Often times, you will be able to tell that you have inefficient windows just by how your home feels. Windows that aren’t doing their job often allow drafts to enter your home. Usually, the area around or rooms with the windows in question will be a noticeably different temperature of the rest of your home.
Your windows are damaged. This is a bit obvious, but often times, people trust that windows can still accurately do their job even with “minor” cracks, so long as they aren’t shattered. This isn’t true! If any of your windows are even slightly damaged, it’s time to replace them. A few scuffs to the glass here and there are okay, so long as these scuffs don’t break through the pane itself, in which case, you’ll clearly be able to see a crack forming.
Whether your windows are old, outdated and in need of a major lift or you have windows with fog trapped between the panes, it’s time to consider new windows. The good news is that replacing your windows doesn’t have to be stressful for you or break the bank. Cowboy Glass, LLC offers affordable prices and stellar service. We pride ourselves on being able to fix any glass situation and we are ready to help you restore your windows to their previous glory!