October 15, 2018
When It’s Time for Replacement Windows and Doors
There are lots of potential issues with your windows and doors, but only some of them require replacements. Learn more about problems that necessitate investing in replacement windows and doors.
Deciding if and when to replace your windows and doors can be tricky, as the process can get expensive. Deciding when to invest in replacement windows and doors for your Lakewood, WA home isn’t something you should take lightly. In fact, there are only a few big reasons why you should get new doors and windows. Some of these reasons are:
- Rot – If you have wooden windows or doors, one of your biggest concerns should be rot. Rotted wood sashes, dividers and frames are a big problem because they allow water, air, and pests to creep into your home. Not to mention, rot is unsanitary and potentially unhealthy. Rotten doors and windows also look awful, and detract from your home’s value.
- Blown Seals – Most window and door glass is double pane glass, meaning there is a chamber filled with gas between the two layers of glass. This gas and chamber are great for energy efficiency and strength; however, when the seal breaks, you have a big problem. Once a seal breaks, that window or door is done for and needs to be replaced.
- Drafts – Drafty windows and doors are the worst. There’s nothing more unappealing than cold wind from the water finding its way into your home. Old or worn down windows and doors often have peeling or cracked caulk, loose sashes or weather-stripping and rotted wood that allow outside air to rush into your house between the frames, dividers and sashes. These drafts make your energy use skyrocket and your home uncomfortable.
- Energy Bill -- Your windows and doors are essentially holes in your home’s insulation, constantly allowing outside air into your home and letting the clean, conditioned air out. Even the most energy efficient windows and doors can still dramatically increase your energy use, which is bad for the environment and your bank account. However, replacing old or worn down windows and doors can make a considerable dent in these unavoidable costs. You can save, on average, seven to 15 percent on your annual energy bill when you replace bad windows and doors.
If you see any of these issues in your home, its definitely time to invest in replacement windows and doors. While the project may seem too expensive or overwhelming, it’s always a good idea in the long run. You and your family deserve high-functioning windows and doors to make a safe and comfortable home.
Don’t let the stress of the impending project get the better of you; come to Puget Sound Window & Door. We have years of Lakewood, WA replacement window and door experience, and would love to use that expertise to help you make your home the best it can be with new doors and windows. Pay a visit to our showroom at 445 E Main Ave Puyallup, WA 98372 to see some of our options or to meet with us in person. You can also give us a call at (253) 904-8658 to schedule a consultation or for more information.