Top 4 Reasons Your Vinyl Windows Need Replacing

koops-modern-new-construction10Do you wonder when your vinyl windows need replacing? Though they are virtually maintenance-free and last years longer than traditional materials, vinyl windows do deteriorate over time. From the components to the actual vinyl itself, here are some things that will tell you your vinyl windows are at the end of their life:

The vinyl itself.

When you open or close your windows do you risk losing a piece of them each time? Older vinyl materials get brittle over time, which can cause cracking or entire pieces to break off.

They’re off their tracks.

Does one window look slightly askew? The tracks they hang on to, which allow windows to go up and down smoothly and hang straight, can break down. This causes a crooked looking window, not to mention drafty.

They aren’t maintenance-free.

If your windows are single pane, you likely need storm windows. This causes condensation and a constant dirty or dusty look. When you get around to cleaning them, it’s an all-day process, only to have them look dirty again in a day or two.

Modifications are needed.

Do you have a pencil holding up one window? How about screws to keep them closed? Windows should stay open or closed on their own and don’t need modifications. If your windows require extra assistance to do their job, they likely need replacing.

Vinyl replacement windows have come a long way since they were first introduced. They offer many benefits, such as:

  • Tilt-in for easy cleaning
  • Double or triple pane options
  • Window stops to maintain security while the windows are open
  • Easy screen inserts

New windows add life to the indoor air comfort of your home. Vinyl replacement windows are energy efficient and can save you hundreds of dollars on your heating and cooling costs over the course of a year.

Upgrade your windows before the temps drop and the snow starts to fly to ensure your home is cozy and warm for the winter. Contact us today to find the vinyl windows that will fit your style and budget!

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