As the winter weather quickly approaches and the temperature becomes cooler, it is the perfect time to start thinking about having your windows and doors replaced with Carranza Roofing & Remodeling. Proper maintenance and care is key in order to protect your home from seasonal elements and the natural effects of time. Whether you live in an older home that is due for a remodel, or you want to improve the efficiency of your space, replacing your windows and doors is a great investment that will be rewarding in many ways over time.
There are several advantages to having your doors, windows, or both replaced before winter rolls around this year. Most importantly, leaky or drafty windows and doors can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher. Replacing them with new, energy-efficient doors and windows that keep the cold air out and the heat in can result in cost-savings for you. In addition, old glass can potentially be dangerous to you and all others living in your household because it becomes brittle and fragile. Lead paint is also commonly used on older window frames and doors, which can be detrimental to children and pets when it eventually chips off. And for windows specifically, older ones tend to be single-paned, which means that they allow more moisture into the house than new, double-paned windows. This moisture can build up, turning into mold and mildew as time passes.
When is it the best time to have your windows and doors replaced? If you are renovating a historic home, it is a necessity in most cases. Aesthetically speaking, keeping older windows and doors might prohibit you from achieving the overall look you desire, but it could be dangerous as well. Minor damages can sometimes be repaired if you desire to keep the original pieces, but a damaged, warped, or broken window sash or frame should almost always be replaced. These damages can lead to leaking and unwanted airflow, allowing for a cool draft to come through and providing an escape for your pricey heating. The age of the doors or windows is not always the cause of the damage, however. A storm or any kind of intense weather can take a toll on the materials, especially if they are older. Window and door replacements can be done at any point throughout the year, but it is always a good idea to have work done before the colder weather hits to avoid any major issues. This will ensure that you have enough time to research different materials and styles before the urgency of the colder weather hits.
Don’t wait to replace out those old or damaged windows and doors! Failing to replace them will likely lead to energy waste and possible damage to your home. So if your home is in need of some new windows and doors, don’t hesitate to contact Carranza Roofing & Remodeling by calling 610-270-0305 or visiting us online!