If your home’s windows look bad and function poorly, it’s time to upgrade to new replacement windows. Be aware that windows don’t last forever, especially the low-quality cheap aluminum replacement windows that were very popular in the Weymouth area in the seventies and eighties.
When replacement windows begin to fail, homeowners will experience the following:
Cold drafts and chilly breezes. These can happen in any room in the house, but are especially problematical in sleeping areas and bathrooms.
Excessive moisture and condensation. Windows that fog and freeze make the interior living space damp and uncomfortable. Moisture in the home can also contribute to mold and mildew problems, as well as rotting away window sills.
Lots of neighborhood noise. As windows fail, their ability to adequately buffer neighborhood noise diminishes. This means you hear more of the cars going by, people talking to each other, lawn mowers…you name it!
Higher energy bills. Energy efficiency experts estimate that you’ll lose up to 40% of your home’s energy through leaky windows. This means you’ll have to run your furnace more often, consuming more fuel and costing more money.
The early summer is the ideal time to upgrade the windows in your home. Here’s how the process works. Be aware that you don’t have to replace all of the windows in your house at once. It’s absolutely possible to upgrade your windows working one room at a time, or one side of the home at a time.
We’ve had clients who did all the windows on the street-facing side of the house first because they wanted to enjoy the boost in curb appeal that having replacement windows installed brings.
It’s also possible to upgrade your windows based on their current condition, prioritizing replacing the worst windows first. In some instances, where you have a large picture or specialty window that needs replacement, you’ll want to begin your project there as these older, larger windows tend to experience the most leaks and energy loss.