Welcome to Part 2 on our series on “Signs that your windows need to be replaced”
Your house may not be able to talk to you, but nevertheless, it gives you signs when something’s not right. A home’s windows are particularly communicative. Although they don’t last forever, high-quality, well-maintained windows could last for 20 years or more, but there are many factors at play. (Windows in a coastal city like Charleston, SC, might age faster than they would in Los Angeles, CA, for example.) If your windows are more than a few decades old, listen carefully to what they’re telling you, so you’ll know when they need to be replaced.
You want to reduce your energy bill
Windows provide some heat in the winter by letting in sunlight. But drafty windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher, according to Energy.gov. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can reduce your heating and cooling bills. Bonus: If you’re considering listing your home for sale, those new windows — and the resulting energy cost savings — can be a big selling point.
But don’t assume all windows are the same; it’s important to consider your specific needs. One factor? Your location. Deluxe offers a wide range of energy-efficient options and can tailor your windows to best suit your climate, Insulating glass is standard in all Deluxe windows, along with thousands of options that meet the Energy Star Most Efficient designation, the highest standard for efficiency for the program.”