As the year draws to an end, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do to improve your property in 2019. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, increase energy efficiency, and make your place more comfortable is to have replacement windows and doors installed.
The Expected Life of Windows & Doors: The Real Deal
Because we’re a Scituate window and door company, a question we hear a lot is how long are windows and doors supposed to last. And we hate to give this answer, but it’s the truth – the expected life of windows and doors depends on a number of factors, including how well the windows are made, the quality of the installation, the weather the window or door has been exposed to, and usage patterns. If a window wasn’t all that great to begin with, and it’s on a wind-facing wall in Scituate taking the brunt of winter’s wrath all season long before getting open and closed constantly during the warm weather months, it might not last as long as a well-built window in a sheltered location that doesn’t see as much use.
That being said, we know that early generations of replacement windows, particularly the aluminum windows that were popular in the 70’s and the first generations of vinyl replacement windows, are beginning to age out of usefulness. It’s a good best practice to assess your windows on an annual basis to be sure they’re serving you well. And any window, regardless of age, that has been damaged by the weather, being hit by a baseball, bird strike, or other distressing event, is a good candidate for replacement.
The Best Replacement Windows & Doors for Scituate
Some neighborhoods are more appearance conscious than others, and Scituate is one neighborhood where people are very aware of curb appeal. When choosing replacement windows and doors, you want to pay attention to aesthetics as well as energy efficiency and performance. We’ll help you find the best options for you home. Give us a call today to get the process started.