Windows are the gateway to the soul of any home. They help provide warmth by letting in sunlight, aid with ventilation, and determine the cost of your energy bills. Keeping your windows well maintained and ensuring that they are doing their job properly can help save you money and keep the rest of your home running smoothly. If you feel your windows are causing you to lose money, it may be time to consider having a home window replacement, to help restore your home back to a well-oiled machine.
Residential Window Replacement
At Gleason Home Improvements, we offer a variety of home window services, all geared towards your home running at its very best while still looking great. We have been servicing the High Point, NC for four generations and continue to wow our clients with our home window replacement service. We only use the best materials, our brand of choice being Vinylmax® Windows. If you would like to talk to a home improvement specialist about getting your windows replaced, call us today at (336) 823-6156.
Types of Home Window Replacements
We offer a variety of top-quality replacement windows that are all geared towards making your home more energy efficient, which saves you money and adds to your home’s overall value. We offer both double hung and single hung replacement windows, allowing you to choose the look that suits your home the best.
All of our windows are energy efficient, meaning that they help keep your home well ventilated and sealed to ensure that you are not having to pay more money to stay cool or warm. As an added bonus, energy efficient windows help protect your A/C and heating units, by ensuring that they are able to do their job properly, without having to work harder to get the wanted result. We understand that heating and air repairs can be costly, and we want you to be able to put your money to better use by spending it on the well-being of your family.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Maintain the Health of My Current Windows?
Performing regular maintenance on your windows is vital to ensuring the health of your home. By scrubbing away dirt on the glass panels, you can check for cracks in the glass. Cracking glass can be an escape point for air, which will make your energy bills rise.
Pay particular attention to the frame of your windows, looking for signs of moisture build-up or cracks. This is a sign that the structural integrity of your windows is in jeopardy and needs to be fixed. Cracks can be the perfect entry point for insects to enter your house. Weakened frames can also leave your house vulnerable to break-ins, which can lead to a lost sense of security for you and your family, and lead to the loss of your valuables.
Make sure to test the mobility of your windows by opening and closing them, making sure that the sash is able to support keeping your windows open, while also allowing them to close easily. This will help you during moments where you need to keep your windows open to fan out the house or lock them when you are going away on a holiday.
How Often Should I Get My Windows Replaced?
Most windows last a homeowner around 15-20 years. Our windows at Gleason Home Improvements come with a 20-25 year warranty, lasting you the lifetime of the window. You should also get your windows replaced if you begin to notice any of the following:
Cracked Frame or Sash
Warping or cracking of the window frame or sash can cause your home to become drafty, which lowers the energy efficiency of your home. (Some small cracks can be repaired with weather stripping, but it is always best to consult with a professional, so you can avoid having to pay for more costly fixes down the road.)
Fogging or Cloudy Glass
Double pane windows can suffer from tiny cracks in the glass over time. Cracks allow air to sneak in and begin to cloud up space between the two panes. If your window is becoming extremely foggy, to the point where you cannot see out of it, this is the sign of an exterior gas leak. This needs to be taken care of immediately to avoid the negative health implications of toxic natural gas.
Your Window is Constantly Sticking or Will Not Move at All
When you were in elementary school or your last safety meeting at work, you were probably told that if there was a fire, and you couldn’t escape through the door, the window is your next safe bet. Windows that are constantly sticking or will not move at all are dangerous for your home. Windows naturally have this problem towards the end of their life-span, as the constant stress of repeatedly opening and closing over the years causes divots or cracks to form along the grooves. When your window is becoming difficult, this is a sign that it is probably time for a home window replacement.
Higher Energy Bills
Higher energy bills are never fun and are a sign that your windows are a bit drafty. Drafty windows show that there is a problem within the frame or the glass, which means that it is time to be replaced.
If you think it is time for a home window replacement in your home, call your trusted team of home improvement professionals at Gleason Home Improvements. We will work with you to find the best looking and most energy efficient windows for your home. Your satisfaction is the driving force behind all of our work, and we would love to upgrade your home with top-quality windows. Call us today at (336) 823-6156 in High Point, NC for a free estimate.