Nothing lasts forever, especially your windows. Over time, they will start to break down and eventually fail. When that happens, you have to replace them with better, energy-efficient units. However, premature window failure can occur because of various reasons.
Daily Exposure to the Elements
Windows are constantly exposed to the elements, but they have to remain operable and functional to provide ventilation and insulation for your home. Unfortunately, in areas where extreme temperatures or severe storms are common, the windows deteriorate much faster. Unless the ones in your home are of low-quality, expect your windows to last a couple of decades before you think of investing in replacement units.
Lack of Maintenance
Another reason why windows fail prematurely is neglected maintenance. Vinyl windows, for instance, have low-maintenance features, but that doesn’t mean they no longer require occasional cleaning of the frames and glass, and the removal of dirt and debris from the tracks. Just like your roof or siding, you have to pay attention to your windows and ensure they are in top shape.
Substandard installation is perhaps the leading cause of premature window failure. That’s why it is important to hire reputable window contractors with the expertise to get the job done right the first time. Window installation is a craft that requires skill, meticulous attention to detail and the use of proper tools and equipment, so be sure you work with experts who’ll see to it that your newly installed windows last a long time.
At Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC, we don’t just work on roof replacement projects. We also install replacement windows that are sourced straight from the factory and built to your specifications. They should be easy to use and match your home’s style. Get in touch with our professional crew today so we can assess your current windows, provide recommendations and guide you to the best replacement windows for your project.
Call (860) 346-7405, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve residents of Cromwell, CT, and the surrounding communities.