In Moorpark Valley and throughout the country, many homeowners are living with outdated windows that are affecting the quality of their home life. While your windows may not appear to play a large role in your day to day life, in reality outdated windows can raise your electric bill, make your home feel uncomfortable and even put your family in danger. Still, many homeowners struggle on determining whether their windows need to be replaced or simply need a repair. We have put together this list of signs to help you determine if it’s time to purchase new windows for your home.
- Your Electric Bill Continues to Rise. Many homeowners don’t realize that their expensive electric bill is due to outdated windows. If you have made an effort to make your home more energy efficient and you are still faced with a rising electric bill, it’s time to replace your windows. Chances are your outdated windows have warped and developed a draft, releasing a good deal of your heating and air conditioning. Consider switching to a more energy-efficient window option like vinyl windows.
- You Hear Every Noise Outside. Many homeowners prefer to keep their home quiet and peaceful. Unfortunately, older windows typically feature single pane glass that makes this virtually impossible. Single pane glass is too thin to block out the majority of outside noise, disrupting the peace in your home. Try switching to a double or triple pane glass to restore the silence.
- It Has Become Increasingly More Difficult to Find Replacement Parts. If it feels like Mission Impossible to locate a spare part for your window, it’s likely the window has been discontinued. Once a window is discontinued, their parts are no longer produced, making the parts currently in circulation become increasingly more expensive and difficult to find.
- Opening and Closing Your Windows Require Extra Strength. Windows should open with just the right amount of effort, but when opening your windows feel more like a workout it may be time to replace them. Not only are windows that get stuck or jammed a hassle, they are also incredibly dangerous. Jammed windows can slam shut at any given time, making them a major hazard in homes with children.
If you have noticed one or more of the signs above, it’s time to start shopping for your Moorpark, CA windows. At Quality Windows our highly trained team is ready to introduce you to the many window styles available while helping you find the perfect windows for your home. We can also answer any questions or concerns you may have, provide installation, and even provide you with a free estimate. If you would like to receive a free estimate today give us a call at our Ventura County location (805.984.5895) our Santa Barbara location (805.564.7600) or our Malibu location (310.456.3979). Feel free to visit us in person at 1420 S Oxnard Blvd. Oxnard, California 93030, or at our Santa Barbara location located at 534 N Milpas St. Santa Barbara, California 93101.