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New windows deliver a welcomed transformation to your home’s beauty and function while enhancing your life with refreshing natural light, great views, and delightful breezes. The good news is that you don’t have to wonder if it’s time to get new windows or not. Let’s take a look at some clear signs that it’s time for replacement windows so you can forge ahead with confidence and get them!  

How to Know It Is Time for New Windows      

1. Do uncomfortable drafts seep into your home through your windows? 

When windows become drafty, your air conditioning and heating are “going right out the window.” This causes your HVAC unit to work harder and wear out faster. It also contributes to increasing utility bills and makes your home uncomfortable. 

New windows deliver the indoor comfort you desire, and preserve the lifespan of your air conditioning and heating unit.

2. Do you have single-paned windows?

Singe-paned windows were the standard years ago, and they contribute to higher energy bills. They don’t reduce thermal transfer like today’s double- or triple-pane windows. 

New windows have argon gas between the multiple panes to improve insulation and decrease thermal transfer. 

3. Are you tired of the outdoor noise that filters into your home? 

Do the sounds of neighborhood dogs, trains, planes, or street noise penetrate your home, disrupting the peace and quiet you desire? If so, your windows may need to be replaced so you can enjoy the refuge your house was meant to be. 

New windows come with sound-reducing qualities. While they are not totally soundproof, they do offer greater noise reduction, providing a more peaceful atmosphere in your home interior (and perhaps helping you get a better night sleep!). 

4. Are your energy bills skyrocketing?

If your utility bills have increased, your windows may be the culprit. 

New windows are energy efficient, come with multiple panes, and are well sealed, which helps you use less energy to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

5. Do your current windows look outdated?

Old windows hinder a home’s curb appeal, leaving it looking drab and less than ideal. If your windows are outdated, it’s time to replace them. 

New windows create a more contemporary look for your home, with slimmer frames, expansive views, and crisp frame colors. Create the ideal aesthetic with the perfect style from double-hung and casement windows to expansive picture windows. New windows will transform your property and update its look. 

6. Is it hard to open and close your current windows?

It should be easy to operate your windows, particularly in case of an emergency. If your windows are stuck closed, that’s a clear sign it’s time to replace them. 

New windows are easy to operate, making them ready at all times in case you ever need to exit through one of them quickly in an emergency. 

7. Are your existing windows damaged?

Did your window get cracked due to a stray flyball or flying debris during a recent storm? Cracked windows can break completely, leaving your home vulnerable to intruders, moisture intrusion, and pest infestation. When one of your windows breaks, it’s important to have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible to fortify your home’s security and protect it from the elements. 

New windows will have glass that’s intact and are delightful to look out. 

8. How old are your current windows? 

If your windows are more than 15-20 years old, they should be replaced. Once they live out their lifespan, their seals weaken or fail, leaving your home vulnerable to costly moisture intrusion and uncomfortable drafts. 

New windows will bring a welcomed update to your house, giving it a more contemporary look. 

9. Is your interior fading due to old windows? 

Old windows don’t have the UV protection offered by today’s windows. Do you notice that your furniture, carpeting, and décor have faded due to their exposed to sunshine coming through your current windows? If so, it’s time to replace them. 

New windows come with UV protection offered by the low-E glass that keeps UV rays and solar heat from passing through them. They also often come with a microscopic invisible film covering. This safeguards your carpeting and furnishings from fading, and keeps your house cooler each summer. 

10. Are your allergies worse than usual? 

When window seals get old, outdoor allergens can make their way into your home more easily, creating unwanted, pesky symptoms to overcome. 

New windows offer a tight-fitting seal that keeps outdoor seasonal allergens at bay. 

11. Are your windows cloudy and no longer easy to see through? 

Condensation on the outside of your windows is no cause for concern. It just means that it’s warmer and more humid outside than it is inside. But condensation on the inside of your windows means they are leaking air or your home is humid. If condensation has developed between the double- or triple-panes of your insulating glass, the seal between the panes has failed, allowing moisture to leak in, and the insulating gas to leak out. When old windows become cloudy due to condensation inside or between the panes, replacement is usually in order. 

New windows offer clear, uninterrupted views of the outdoors, unhindered by condensation. 

Transform Your New York Home with Beautiful New Windows

Don’t settle for old, worn-out windows that don’t function properly. Get premium replacement windows installed to perfection so you can enjoy their expansive views, refreshing breezes, and uplifting natural light. At Giant Siding and Window, we have been family owned and operated for three generations. Our experienced in-house team installs premium Marvin Windows, which come in a variety of styles to bring out the best in your home. Learn more about how our window services can transform your house’s aesthetics, increase its value, and enhance your lifestyle.