The telltale signs it’s time for new windows

September 17, 2023 by

Homeowners often underestimate the importance of their windows. They’re not just there to provide a view of the outside world or to let natural light flood your interiors. Windows significantly contribute to your home’s overall aesthetic appeal. They’re architectural elements that can either enhance or diminish the beauty of your home, depending on their condition and style. As part of our commitment to helping homeowners maintain the beauty of their homes, we at Gunner Roofing, an Andersen Certified Contractor, want to bring attention to the importance of window maintenance and timely replacement.

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Home before siding and window installation

back view of home after window and siding repair

Home after window and siding installation

Beyond their aesthetic role, windows play a crucial role in maintaining your home’s energy-efficiency and overall comfort. A well-insulated window can prevent heat loss during winter and keep your home cool during summer, leading to lower energy bills. Conversely, old, drafty windows can significantly increase your heating and cooling costs. Over time, the cost of maintaining these inefficient windows could far outweigh the cost of replacing them. Understanding when to consider window replacement is key to maintaining a comfortable, energy-efficient home. That’s why we’ve put together a list of signs that it might be time to think about replacing your windows.

Drafts and fluctuating temperatures

Feeling a breeze when your windows are closed is a sure sign that they aren’t sealing properly. This issue leads to unwanted air exchange, creating an imbalance in your home’s indoor climate. As a result, your HVAC system is forced to work harder to compensate for these temperature fluctuations, leading to higher energy bills. This is more than a mere inconvenience; it’s a clear indication of an energy-inefficiency issue that could be resolved with window replacement.

Operational difficulty

If you’re wrestling with your windows just to open, close, or lock them, you’re dealing with more than a stubborn fixture. This struggle is a clear sign of a failing balance system or a window warped over time. Beyond being an inconvenience, these problems pose a significant safety risk. They indicate the need for replacement windows, a task that should be tackled sooner rather than later to prevent potential accidents.

Condensation build-up

If you’re noticing fogging or condensation between your window panes, you’re seeing the evidence of failing seals. These failed seals allow moisture in, which drastically reduces your windows’ energy-efficiency. But don’t despair: Andersen’s energy-efficient windows, with their innovative approach to design and use of materials like argon-gas-filled panes, offer a viable solution. These windows are designed to combat this exact issue, helping to restore your home’s energy-efficiency.

Decaying frames and leaks

Spotting soft or chipped wood, mold, or pooling water around your windows is more than just an aesthetic issue. These signs of decay and leakage are urgent calls to action. If these issues are ignored, they could lead to serious structural damage over time. To avoid these costly repairs, it’s advisable to bring in an Andersen Certified Installer. They can assess the extent of the damage and recommend appropriate actions, potentially saving your home from severe damage.

Noise pollution

If your home is constantly filled with sounds from the outside world, even when your windows are closed, it might be time for an upgrade. Modern windows, such as Andersen’s range of double-hung, sliding, and awning windows, are equipped with superior soundproofing technologies. These technologies can drastically reduce outside noise, making your home a more peaceful place.

High energy bills

Old single-pane windows are notorious energy wasters. Replacing them with new windows, such as Andersen’s double- or triple-pane windows, can help make your home more energy-efficient and reduce utility costs.

Outdated design

Windows aren’t just functional; they’re an integral part of your home’s aesthetic appeal. If your windows look worn out or don’t match your home’s style, an upgrade could be the perfect solution. Andersen offers a wide range of window styles, from traditional wood windows to modern fiberglass and vinyl windows. With this variety, you can find windows that not only improve your home’s energy-efficiency but also enhance its curb appeal.

Frequent repairs

Constant window repairs are a clear sign that your windows are past their prime. A full window replacement might be more cost-effective in the long run.

At Gunner Roofing, our team of Andersen Certified Installers has undergone rigorous hands-on training to ensure proper installation methods are followed for optimal performance of Andersen products. Whether you’re looking at replacing single-hung windows, adding energy-efficient awning windows, or considering the benefits of fiberglass or vinyl windows, our team can guide you through the process.

Remember, replacing your windows is not just about enhancing the look of your home. It’s about improving energy-efficiency, reducing noise pollution, and enhancing home value. This home project is an investment in your home’s future.

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Home before window installation

Front view of home with white siding

Home after window installation

So if you’re noticing any of these signs, it’s time to consider replacing your windows. Don’t wait until minor issues become major problems. Reach out to Gunner Roofing, your trusted Andersen Certified Contractor, for a thorough inspection and expert advice.

When you choose Gunner Roofing for your window replacement project, you’re assured of a professional consultation, detailed free quote, professional installation, and post-installation support. Our partnership with Andersen allows us to provide the highest-quality products and warranties. Andersen’s energy-efficient windows meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® performance criteria, promising peak performance and energy savings.

Here’s what you can expect when you choose Gunner Roofing as your Andersen Windows Certified contractor:

Professional consultation

We’ll start by assessing your current windows’ condition and understanding your specific needs. We’ll then provide expert recommendations on the right Andersen window products for your home.

Detailed quotation

We believe in complete transparency. Once we’ve identified the best windows for your home, we’ll provide a detailed quote that outlines the costs and timeline for the project.

Professional installation

Our team of experts will handle the installation with utmost professionalism and respect for your property. We’ll ensure minimal disruption to your daily routine and leave your home as clean as we found it.

Post-installation support

Our commitment doesn’t end with the installation. We offer after-sales support and service to ensure your new Andersen windows are performing as expected.

Choosing to replace your windows, whether it’s a single unit or a full house revamp, is a significant home improvement decision. At Gunner Roofing, we appreciate the weight of this choice and are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Perhaps you’re dealing with a single troublesome window that’s been giving you grief, or you’re contemplating a complete overhaul with new construction windows for your entire home. Regardless of the scale of your project, our team of Andersen Certified Contractors is ready to assist.

Making the first move can often be the hardest part of any project. That’s why we’re offering a free in-home consultation to get you started. During this consultation, our experts will assess your current window situation, discuss your needs and preferences, and provide tailored advice. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and explore various Andersen window products and styles, all from the comfort of your own home.Home after window installation

Investing in Andersen windows means more than just aesthetic upgrades or functionality improvements. These high-quality, energy-efficient windows could enhance your home’s overall comfort, potentially reduce your energy bills, and even increase your property’s market value.

So why wait? Contact Gunner Roofing today, and take the first step toward securing a brighter, more energy-efficient future for your home. Let’s work together to make your house the best it can be, starting with high-quality, energy-efficient Andersen windows.