Getting new windows installed is one of the most important repairs you can make to improve the look, value, and efficiency of an aging home, and EC Roofing and Home Services is here to make sure the job gets done right. Having served Montgomery County and the surrounding Baltimore area for over two decades, you can trust your home is in good hands and you can expect a job well done the first time every time.
As the windows in a home age, they begin to deteriorate and become less effective at keeping the outside elements out and the inside air in. This can lead to uncomfortable temperatures in the home and an increase in energy costs when trying to compensate for it.
At EC Roofing, we appreciate the sensitivity when it comes to energy costs and comfort. Reach out today to find out how our experts can help you determine the most cost-effective and energy-efficient options for roof, siding, windows, and wallet by calling 410.237.8046.
When Should You Install New Windows?
It can be difficult to determine whether you need new windows or not if you do not know what signs you should be looking for. Windows will show signs that they need to be replaced as they age –some of the most common signs that your windows need to be replaced include:
- Condensation build-up
- Drafts coming in around the frame
- Increased energy costs
If this is happening to your windows, then there is an issue with the insulation of the glass or the seal around the frame itself. This can happen on older windows that need to be replaced or on new windows that were not installed properly.
When condensation builds up on the inside of the window, it tends to collect on the sill and drip down the wall beneath the window. This excess moisture not only raises the humidity level in your home but can damage drywall and even promote the growth of mold and mildew, which greatly reduces the overall air quality in the home.
If you are experiencing this problem, give us a call here at EC roofing to determine the cause of the condensation and give you a free estimate on the repair or replacement of the window.
One of the most common problems with aging windows is a deteriorating frame. This is more common with older wooden frames, which are more susceptible to breaking down than newer vinyl frame windows.
A deteriorating frame, or seal, allows outside air to enter the home and the inside conditioned air to exit. This means your home will stay cold in the winter months and be hot in the summer months. Apart from the discomfort, a drafty window will also be responsible for increasing your monthly energy bill.
To determine if you have a draft coming in, you can take a candle or a lighter and hold the flame in different spots around the window. If the flame moves while the fire’s source is still, then there is a draft entering your home. Another obvious sign of a draft is condensation building up on the inside of the window.
Increased Energy Costs
If you have an increase in energy bills, then it very well could be a result of windows that need to be replaced. This usually indicates a bad seal around a window frame allowing a draft to enter or a single-pane window without proper insulation.
It is estimated that you could save several hundred dollars per year by replacing old windows in your home. Since vinyl windows can last up to 30 years without needing replacement, they more than pay for themselves in the long run.
Discover Window Installation Services in Montgomery County
With over two and a half decades of doing business in Montgomery County and the surrounding area, you can count on us here at EC Roofing and Home Services for all your window installation needs. Give us a call today at 410.237.8046 or use our online form to schedule your free estimate with one of our trained experts.