Whether you decide to install impact-resistant windows and doors or not, you should know when to consider replacing windows and doors. When that time comes, you may decide it makes sense to invest in these to make your home safer, cheaper to insure and more attractive to future buyers.
These are some of the things you may notice happening that signal it’s time for replacements:
-The temperature in your home in inconsistent and hard to regulate. You may notice if feels drafty and cold in the winter and warm and humid during warmer months.
-Your power bill is rising. Spikes are typical during extreme cold or heat months, but if you notice your bill constant rising with no real reason, it may be time for replacements.
-Your windows and doors constantly jam, are hard to open, or, at worst, won’t open at all.
-Your windows are cracked. This may seem like a no-brainer, but a cracked window is not only unsafe, but it is also an opening to let the hot or cold in.
-Your windows are permanently hazy looking or your doors are faded. This can affect not only the view of your home from the outside, but how you see out of it from the inside.
-You find yourself constantly repairing your windows or doors. If they need to be adjusted often, puttied or painted, it may be time to simply start over with a better option with less upkeep and hassle. Replacing windows or doors would be advisable.
-Your home insurance premium is too high. If you are looking to save money in the long run, taking advantage of insurance discounts for impact-resistant windows and doors can save you a sizable amount of money each year on your annual rates.
- You are planning to sell your home. Impact-resistant windows are an important detail to potential buyers. They’ll want to feel secure in their new home and know their investment – and their family – is protected. Replacing windows can also up the resale value of your home.