Windows are one of the most important parts of your home. While they might just seem like a way for you to see outside, they protect you from the worst of the winter chill outside, keep you safe against the elements, and also deter prospective intruders. Unfortunately, if your windows are damaged or in need of repair, they will not work as well as they used to. What are some of the signs that you need new windows this year?
Trouble Opening and Closing
Are your windows so tight that you find yourself dreading needing to open or close them for any reason? When the windows are starting to give you a hard time, it’s a sign that you might need new windows. If you find yourself forcing or shoving the window, it’s a sign that something has gone wrong. Things will not naturally improve over time, so taking action is critical.
Damaged or Worn Frames
Look at the frames of your current windows. Do you notice the wood sagging, drooping, or starting to decay? Even if you have great windows that were installed by a professional, they will start to decay over the decades. You might need new windows after the frames have become incredibly worn. We can visit your property to assess your current windows and let you know if the current levels of mold, rot or warping are something that requires new window installation.
Cracks or Damage to the Window
If there is any damage to the window frame or you notice signs of cracking or potential damage to the glass itself, you need new windows as soon as possible. These small cracks can grow over time. Additionally, even if they do not grow, they are costing you money every day as heat seeps out of your home and cold enters. One of the other signs that you might have damage or cracks that you can’t see yet is energy bills that are dramatically increasing. Letting cold air into your house will cause your heating system to work overtime to make up for the influx of air.
Get New Windows With Ease with Leland Fisher Lumber
Leland Fisher Lumber is a full-service lumber and hardware supplier. We’ve serviced homeowners and professional contractors in Montgomery County, Howard County, and Frederick County since 1894! Whether you want to remodel your home or upgrade your business, we have the professionalism and expertise to make any architectural vision come to life.
Be sure to visit Fisher Lumber’s Designer Showroom featuring displays of Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru entry doors, Simpson and Masonite exterior doors, and a wide selection of interior doors featuring Simpson, Masonite, Lemieux, and JELD-WEN. Our knowledgeable experts are ready to assist you! Contact us at 301-424-6500 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.