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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Signs Your Windows Need To Be Replaced

by Bradley Castillo

You may not think about the health of your windows until something drastic happens, like a huge storm that breaks or cracks the glass. As a result, the smaller issues that develop over time can be ignored and end up causing you significant energy loss and other problems. To keep your home in top condition, you should look for signs that your windows need to be replaced.


No home is draft free, but if you begin to avoid sitting anywhere near your windows during cooler weather, you may have a serious window problem. Your windows may be warped from long-term exposure to moisture, creating large gaps that allow air to pour through. Significant drafts usually mean you have air leaks that require more repair than weather stripping can provide. In these cases, window replacement is really the only practical answer to your problem.

Physical Signs

You will be able to see and touch signs of failing windows. For instance, if your windows are often covered with condensation or frost, they are simply letting too much air in, causing your energy bills to spike and your comfort level to drop. Window glass that is hot in the summer and cold in the winter is not protecting you properly from the elements. 

If you just look around your home, you will be able to see certain window problems. If your window frames are cracked or rotten, then you know it's past the time for new windows. Also, visible cracks in the actual panes should not be ignored. While your windows may stay intact for months or even years longer, you are losing an enormous amount of heating and cooling energy through those windows. 


If you can hear your neighbors backyard conversations clearly when your windows are closed, you need to have the windows replaced. Although you may enjoy having the inside scoop on the neighbors disagreements, you really should not be able to hear conversations that are not being shouted. Replacing your windows means less noise and probably better sleep for you and your family. 

Your windows will let you know when they need replacing. You simply need to heed the signs. When you realize that it's time to make a change, contact your local james hardie siding contractor  for an estimate. New windows will give your home a fabulous new look and save you money on your energy bills.