Some things let you know exactly when they need to be replaced – like how your smoke detector makes that beeping sound to tell you it’s time to change the batteries.
Windows aren’t so vocal. Unless the neighbors’ kid put a baseball through one of them, there’s no definitive answer for when it’s time to replace your windows.
However, your glass surfaces play a huge role in the security and comfortability of your home. Outdated, poorly-sealed windows will compromise your home’s insulation and make you more vulnerable to break-ins.
To help you decide if it’s time to replace your windows, we’ve compiled a shortlist of ways to know it’s time to upgrade your home with energy-efficient double pane windows.
You’ve Noticed Your Energy Bill Going Up
The draftier your windows, the harder your HVAC system has to work to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. If you’ve noticed your energy bill has been increasing, that’s a pretty good indicator that you could benefit from more energy-efficient windows.
Replacing older, outdated glass with newer windows will lower your utility costs significantly. In addition to our double pane windows, our replacement glass services ensure your new windows are high-quality and expertly sealed to improve the insulation in your home dramatically.
You Still Have Single Pane Windows
Older homes tend to still have single pane windows. If your home feels a little drafty, and you can’t pinpoint why, there’s a good chance single-pane windows are to blame.
Double pane windows are built with a buffer of air (usually argon gas) between two glass panes. Double pane windows create an airtight seal between the inside and the outside of your home when properly installed. The result is excellent insulation and much better control over your home’s indoor temperature – no more drafts!
Your Windows Aren’t As Secure as They Could Be
Outdated windows are a bigger deal than just the drafts they cause – they’re a security risk. Older single pane windows are easier to break. They also don’t usually have locks, which now come standard on most windows.
Replacing older windows with double pane windows made from newer glass materials fortifies your home against break-ins. Many materials used in modern glass windows, such as tempered or acrylic glass, are far stronger than those found in outdated windows. This makes your home more secure and less vulnerable to theft.
Home renovations can be overwhelming. From knowing which materials to choose to finding the right installer, replacing your windows can be a huge hassle.
Golden Glass makes replacing your glass surfaces a breeze. From fabricating every window in-house to expertly installing them ourselves, we’ll make sure you have the best possible experience upgrading your home with double-pane windows.
For over 35 years, our expert team of glazing contractors has transformed homes across Southern California and beyond. We’re more than happy to answer any questions and provide you with a complimentary quote – simply call us today at (800) 64-GLASS or contact us online to get started. We’d love to help you with your next home renovation project