On average, most replacement windows can last 15 to 20 years. This lifespan is affected by a number of different factors, the frame material, the local climate and the whether the windows were properly installed will all impact the lifespan.
Care and maintenance are among the biggest factors affecting the service life of your replacement windows. When it comes to properly taking care of your windows, there are many misconceptions and bad habits that homeowners are guilty of, sometimes unknowingly. Our window specialists at Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod enumerate a few of them below.
Storm Windows and Low-E Windows
Renewal by Andersen uses High-Performance™ Low-E4® coating as a standard for most of our windows replacement products. This special coating traps heat, reducing solar heat gain without compromising the amount of light that goes through the glass. Installing a storm window on top of a Low-E window can greatly reduce the performance of the unit and even shorten its lifespan.
Poor Use of Window Treatments
Covers, curtains and other window treatments can be useful in enhancing your interior design and privacy. Unfortunately, leaving them down for long periods of time, particularly in the winter, can lead to condensation problems. This can expose your windows to moisture, leading to damage.
Neglecting the Locks and Hardware
Leaving your windows open for extended periods can make them more prone to thermal expansion and contraction, which results in warping issues. Luckily, Fibrex® frames are designed to resist this type of problem.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, our windows replacement products are fitted with our exclusive Fibrex for framing material, giving them excellent durability and a longer lifespan. Give us a call at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation and request a free estimate on replacement windows today. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod and surrounding areas in MA.