Installing new replacement windows is a big deal. Homeowners often replace windows to repair damage, save money by reducing energy consumption or enhance the beauty of their home. Others want easier maintenance, a way to block outside noise or shade from unwelcome light. Some just like the privacy certain windows afford. Here at Pinnacle, we work with customers to get them exactly what they want and need. If you are unsure about whether or not you need new windows, read the article below or give us a call for a free window inspection.

When Should I Replace My Windows?

1. They’re damaged, warped, or broken

Damaged windows often have cracks, condensation between the panes, a draft around the edges or occasionally leaky seams. It’s sometimes possible to repair a window instead of replacing it if your window’s problem is minor, such as needing new weatherstripping or hardware. But replacing a damaged, warped, or broken window sash or frame is almost always the best option.

2. You want to reduce the cost of your energy bill

Windows, doors and skylights protect you from the elements just like a winter coat. They allow the sun to heat our homes in the winter and help to keep out excess heat in the summer. But minor window wear and tear can drastically affect the cost of your monthly energy bill. In fact, drafty windows could cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher than normal.

To ensure that your home is running at peak efficiency we only install Energy Star qualified windows. These double pane windows are independently tested, certified, and verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), and have NFRC ratings that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In other words, you will receive the best bang for your buck.

3. There was a recent severe storm

Severe storms and old age are the two largest factors of broken or inefficient windows. High winds, heavy rains, and other severe weather conditions can cause stress on the window seams increasing the chance of drafts and leaks. If you have recently weathered a storm and believe that it may have caused potential damage, give us a call for a free inspection.

4. Your home needs a makeover

Windows are one of the most prominent features of a home, and if they look worn, your house will too. Look to see whether the color is fading or the window material is warping, or whether old screens or storm windows detract from the curb appeal of your home. Rotting window sills could also be a sign of gutter leaks or moisture problems. While windows may seem like an expensive upgrade, research shows that 70-80% of the cost will be recouped in the market value of your home.

If you’ve experienced any of the problems above or simply want to test the efficiency of your current windows, click the button below.

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