Things to Keep in Mind When Looking at Getting New Windows

Skywalker Windows and Siding

Windows play many important roles for your home or business, not least of which is their impact on your structure’s curbside appearance. Windows also play an important role in energy efficiency and safety, too. Want to know what’s ironic? Windows are often some of the last things many home and business owners consider replacing. Why is that? Part of the reason may be that people assume that if a window generally looks OK, it must be OK. But that’s not always the case.


When Should I Look at Replacing My Windows?

Just like everything else, windows do eventually wear out and need replacing. Here are a few signs to look for:

  • Windows jamming or sticking?

Infiltration of moisture over time can lead to swelling, rot, and/or rust, all of which can contribute to making windows increasingly harder to open and shut. If your windows are swollen or unbalanced, it may be time to consider replacing them. 

  • Do you feel a draft?

If you can feel a draft around your windows, you may have issues with your seals. Adding weather stripping or caulk may help, but if that doesn’t fix the problem then you probably have some deeper issues going on that need addressing.

  • Do you see clouds or sweat?

If you see a haze between your window panes, then your windows have likely lost their glaze, gas, or both. If moisture is finding its way inside your window, there’s a good bet that it’s also finding its way inside your home or business, too. 

  • Is it getting louder in here?

If you’re starting to notice more outside noises than before, that may mean your windows are losing their insulating properties. This is another indication that it may be time to look at windows replacement.

  • Windows cracked, broken, or damaged?

If your windows or frames are visibly broken or cracked, you should go ahead and act now. The longer you wait, the more negative impacts you’ll continue to see. Plus, you’ll be taking an unnecessary security risk, too; broken windows invite thieves and burglars!


Advantages and Benefits of Replacing Your Windows NOW

Here are a few reasons not to wait, but to go ahead and replace your windows now:

✔ Better UV protection to prevent furniture upholstery and carpet fading

✔ Much more energy efficient

✔ Simpler and easier to clean

✔ Improved home safety and security

✔ Added noise reduction

✔ Boost the curb appeal of your home or business

✔ Help increase your property value


Can I Install My Own Windows Myself?

Can window installation be a DIY project? Some folks may choose to take it on themselves, but that’s usually not the smartest move. If you don’t know what you’re doing when removing and installing windows, you can cause unnecessary damage to your framing, siding, and drywall. On top of that, if you’re not a licensed window installer, doing the installation yourself could nullify any product warranties from the manufacturer. It’s really not worth taking that risk!


Why Choose Skywalker For Your Windows Installation

The pros at Skywalker Windows & Siding would be glad to come out for a FREE home or business inspection, and then sit down with you to help you explore all your options. We always take the time to LISTEN to you, and we’ll help you find the right window replacement solution to suit both your needs AND your budget.

We’re one of the highest-rated, most-awarded contractors serving the NC Piedmont Triad, Piedmont Triangle, Charlotte Metro, and Roanoke, VA areas. More importantly, NOBODY beats our level of professionalism, workmanship, and personalized customer service!

Reach out to us today at (336) 265-9595, and give us a chance to show you the Skywalker difference!

Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

Owner - Skywalker Windows and Siding

Luke Wilson started working on roofs with his dad when he was a teenager, and eventually launched Skywalker Roofing in 2003. Skywalker operates in 5 locations across NC & VA, and now includes windows, siding, and other exterior services. Luke also hosts the popular Roofing Mythbusters series on YouTube.


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