San Jose, CA replacement windows are something every home owner will have to invest in if they own a home long enough or if they buy an older home. But what are the signs that you need to look for to determine whether your windows need to be replaced?
First, you need to physically inspect your windows. Open and close your windows to see if they are easy to open and close or if you have difficulty opening and closing them. Run your hand around the window frame and window sash to feel whether air is coming in from the outside. Look for gaps between the window itself and the window sash and between the window frame and the sash.
Many older windows frames and sashes are constructed of wood or some other porous material that is prone to water damage. Water damage can cause the material to break down. This causes window frames and sashes to lose their structure over time and cause these kinds of gaps.
When you have gaps in your windows’ structures, you will most likely see that reflected in your power bills. It’s a good idea to look at the power bills during the coldest three months of winter and the hottest three months of summer to see whether your energy costs are going up even though your energy is staying constant.
Windows with structural problems will feel drafty in the winter. In the summer, you are likely to see condensation inside the panes of the window and it will be much more difficult to keep rooms as cool as you want them to be. These will inflate your power bills because your heating and air conditioning are having to work harder and more to maintain the inside temperature of the thermostat setting.
Replacing damaged and inefficient windows will save you money in more ways than one. It will not only increase the value of your home, but it will also help lower your energy bill all year long. One thing that you should be aware of is that you may be able to replace the windows of your home in stages, by room or by floor, which can make this a more affordable replacement windows project than it would be if you have to replace all of your windows at the same time.
Our team can assist you with inspecting your windows for structural damage, leaks, and condensation and we can help you determine if it is time to replace your windows.
If you determine that some or all of your windows need to be replaced, our team can help you with the various options and styles that both suit your home and are with your budget. We can also help you get the right measurements so that when you do purchase your replacement windows, they will fit perfectly.
You can find out more information about San Jose, CA replacement windows by speaking with our experienced staff at California Custom Creations. Call us today at (408) 316-6293 for a free in-home consultation.