There are few better sounds than that of wind through trees and leaves. It’s a calming sound that can help us wind down after a particularly intense day at the office. But if you’re hearing that sound coming through a crack in your door or a gap in your window, your perspective can immediately change. These are the most apparent signs that you need new doors and windows. You might be wondering what else you should be looking for. Pulling from our years of experience, here are some signs you need new doors and windows.
If you’ve found yourself having to put a blanket or rolled up towel in front of exterior doors in your home then that is a sure-fire sign that you need to replace. Gaps between the frame and the door will happen over time, and the only way to fix it is by replacing the door completely. By replacing the door, you stop the draft, and cut down on heating and cooling costs!
Your doors, especially your front door, can represent you and your family. If you notice that it’s starting to look worn, it’s time to replace. While functionality is the most important part of doors and windows, aesthetics are a close second. A warped and cracked door can lose functionality, and disrupt your curb appeal.
If you’ve noticed an increase in your energy bills, your culprit might be your doors and windows. Older homes with single-pane windows or doors that are letting in drafts cause your in-home heating and cooling system to work overtime, which increases your energy bills. Newer windows are built with energy efficiency in mind, meaning that an upfront cost can save you money in the long run.
Over time, you may find that your doors and windows have become more difficult to open and close. Oftentimes, this can mean that they’re not sitting properly in their frames, which means it’s time for a replacement.