Replacing your windows during the weeks leading up to summer will help you prepare for hot weather. Worn or old windows not only let in the cold during winter, but they also allow the hot air in during the summer. If you have air conditioning, you will notice that your electric bill will be fairly higher than it could be with new, energy-efficient windows. Energy-efficient windows have multiple chambers in the frame and at least two panes of glass to help maintain a comfortable temperature in your home or office. In addition, new windows will also make your home more aesthetically pleasing and increase the value of the property.
Inspect Your Home
It’s always important to inspect your home at least twice a year. Your roof, gutters, windows, and doors are examples of essential areas that need to be checked thoroughly. Extreme cold and hot weather conditions can take its toll on your home. The longer you wait to remedy the problem, the worse it can get. If you notice any kind of water infiltration around your windows, you should also ask experts to inspect the area around the window for possible damage that might need to be repaired during the window replacement process. Make sure that you find out whether your window crew will be able to solve the problem or if you will need to call a separate contractor for structural damage. Remember, even if you only notice a small area of damp or mold, a far larger area could be affected. It’s best to remove the affected section of the wall since it can result in serious stability issues.
Replacing your windows during the warmer weather is certainly easier since you will not need to worry about snow, rain, or strong winds. When you order quality vinyl windows for your home or office, it’s good to ask about professional installation. Professionals have the proper tools and experience to get the job done right without any unnecessary delays. Windows need to be installed properly in order to ensure that they open and close properly. Proper installation also prevents unnecessary excessive wear and tear on the working parts. When a window is not correctly aligned, it can make it tough to close which means that excessive force is required to operate the window.
The NorthShield Advantage
At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we offer a wide range of high-quality vinyl windows to suit any home. Whether you prefer a classic casement window, a stylish bay window, or you need a custom window made to order; our team will provide you with the very best products and service. We offer free in-home estimates throughout Winnipeg and Toronto. We will come to you, perform measurements, offer advice, and answer any questions you may have. Contact our team at Winnipeg (204) 272-3725 / Toronto (905) 326-3444 to set up an appointment.