How are your home windows doing? It's often the case that if you think your windows need replacing, then they do. However, if you're not sure, here are a few things you can look for while trying to decide. With just a few simple observations, you'll be able to tell if you need window replacement in Alexandria.
An easy thing to look at is cosmetics. Just see what your house looks like from across the street. Is the color fading or peeling from your windows? Are any of them sagging? You can even take a few moments to decide if they're all in the most attractive places or not.
Now head inside. In each room and at each window check for a draft. The easiest way is to watch your curtains on a breezy day. If you get some sway even though the window is shut, there's some definite air coming in. If there's no wind, just run your hand along the edge of the window. Is it much warmer or colder than the surrounding wall? You may need window replacement in Alexandria.
While your inside, check that your windows smoothly open and close, and that any locks are in working order. These are security checks, you want your windows to open easily in case of a fire, and for the locks to latch properly to keep out those with criminal intent.
Finally, check your energy bill. Most energy companies will show you how much energy you've been using across some number of months; this way you can see if there's been a steady increase in your use even. A slowly rising energy bill can mean your windows aren't energy efficient.
With these simple checks, you'll know whether or not you need replacement windows in Alexandria. Your windows serve many functions in the look and feel of your home, as well as your security and energy efficiency. Make sure you inspect your windows today.
Posted on April 25, 2016.