If your windows are less than perfect, you may be wondering if new windows are worth the investment. Whether or not you’re planning to sell your home, new windows can make a dramatic difference in the look and feel of your home. But are they an investment worth making? That depends.
Is The Insulation Gone In Your Double Pane Windows?
If this is the case, your glass has probably turned cloudy on the inside, where it’s impossible to clean. Constantly looking out cloudy windows can make your mood cloudy, as well as make your house look old and worn. This is an instance where it’s worth replacing those windows, both for the insulation value, and the improved view from the inside and the outside.
Are Your Windows “Drafty”?
If one or two of your windows have a little draft that you need to caulk up, it’s not worth replacing the entire windows. But if you find yourself blow-drying plastic sheeting over all your windows in the winter months to prevent big breezes from blowing in, it’s definitely time to go window shopping! The money you spend on new windows will be partially recompensed by the money you save on heating bills.
Is The Wood Around The Window Rotting?
Poorly sealed windows let rainwater seep in. Over time, this can lead to rotting wood on the sill, apron and trim around the window. You can recognize this condition by pushing lightly on these areas. If they give, even a little, you have a leaky window that should be replaced to prevent more water damage.
If you plan to sell you’re home soon but still aren’t sure about whether you should replace the windows before you list, call us today at 573-433-1091 for a free consultation. We’ll be more than happy to help!