8 Warning Signs that it’s Time to Replace Your Windows & Doors

If you’re wondering when the right time is to replace your windows & doors, we have you covered!  Read on to find out the key warning signs that will help you determine if your windows and doors need to be replaced.

1. Damaged, cracked, or warped glass

If the glass is cracked, warped, or foggy, then the structural integrity of your windows or doors may be compromised.  Whether due to antiquated windows, exposure to strong elements, or flying debris from a storm, if the glass is not intact, it’s time to replace.

2. Decayed window and door frames

Weather elements wear down the frames around windows and doors over time, affecting the structural integrity.  If those frames are beginning to corrode or decay, it’s time to replace.

3. Outside noise

Windows and doors should be a transparent barrier from outside noise.  If it feels like the outside noise is blending with the noise indoors, it’s time to upgrade to windows and doors with laminated glass or insulated laminated glass with argon gas. 

4. Sticky or hard to operate

Failure to open windows and doors can be a fire hazard, aside from the inconvenience of not being able to get fresh air.  If the window or door is damaged or you can’t open it, it’s time to replace.  Additionally, if a window that lifts up and down doesn’t stay up or sags, it’s time to replace.

5. Energy costs

If you’ve noticed your energy bills have been increasing, then it’s time to investigate.  Higher energy bills may be due to increased use of appliances, a new jacuzzi, or small gaps in windows and doors throughout the house.  Upgrading to new windows and doors will seal your home from these drafts, providing energy efficiency.  And, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, fixing air leaks in windows, doors, floors and ceilings can lower your energy costs by 30%.[1] 

6. Window and door condensation

If you notice moisture on the inside of your windows and doors, it means warm air outside is hitting cooler, air-conditioned air from inside your home.  What’s the problem?  This means the window’s or door’s seal is broken, and the window or door will likely have mold and mildew.  Time to install new windows and doors.

7. Door and window gaps, drafts

If you feel warm air coming through your windows and doors or notice gaps in the frames, it’s time to replace the windows and doors.  Warm air coming into your home will force your air conditioner to work harder to maintain the temperature in the room, and that energy use adds up in dollars.

8. Relocation

If you’re ready to move, then consider the additional value that new, energy-efficient windows and doors bring to your home.  Buyers typically look for newer homes, and investing in aesthetically-pleasing, high-efficiency windows and doors can be a major selling point over other homes.

If you have any of the 8 warning signs, it is time!  Contact CitiQuiet Windows and Doors for a free estimate to replace your old windows and doors with new, energy efficient and impact-resistant windows and doors.

CitiQuiet Windows and Doors

Since 2012, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors has been engineering and installing high-quality impact windows and doors for residential and commercial buildings throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. 

Based in Boca Raton, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors offers a turnkey service to clients including initial design, engineering and permitting, installation and finish work.  From elegant French doors to hurricane impact-resistant windows and sliding glass doors, CitiQuiet Windows and Doors has your solution. 

At CitiQuiet Windows and Doors, we carry only the highest-quality products from the nation’s top manufacturers – and we stand behind everything we sell.  For a free estimate, contact CitiQuiet Windows and Doors at 561-241-9463, visit us at citiquiethurricanewindows.com,  or stop by the showroom today at 910 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33487.

With an A+ rating from Better Business Bureau (BBB), CitiQuiet Windows and Doors consistently strives to exceed customer expectations.

[1] U.S. Department of Energy https://www.energy.gov/eere/why-energy-efficiency-upgrades

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