Window replacement is an upgrade homeowners will have to invest in at some point. But how often should windows be replaced, exactly? The short answer is: not often. Most residential windows will last up to 30 years, but this will depend on their quality, installation, and maintenance. Basically, once your existing windows are nearing the 20-year mark, you should start considering a replacement. Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, the premier window replacement company in the area, discusses more of the essentials here.
What Can Affect a Window’s Life Expectancy?
Windows will start to age as soon as they’re installed in your home. Normal wear and tear can shorten its life a little bit at a time, but there are also factors that accelerate how well your windows age. We’ve mentioned them above, but we’ll detail them here:
Quality of Materials. You probably already know that your window’s life and overall performance will depend largely on the components they’re made of. When the framing material is made of tougher material and the glass is energy-efficient, you can expect a longer life span. Check out the replacement windows offered by Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, for instance. They use Fibrex® composite material for sashes and frames, combining the strength and insulating value of wood with the low-maintenance properties of vinyl. Pair it with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass and you get windows that ensure long-lasting and energy-saving performance.
Installation. When windows aren’t sized or installed correctly, they won’t last long or even work properly. That’s why it pays to work with a trusted window replacement expert like Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod for the job. Our trained and experienced team always ensures the project is done perfectly right the first time, eliminating the potential of costly callbacks.
Maintenance. As with most home components that see constant use, your windows will require the occasional cleanup and maintenance. This way, they are able to operate the way they should and avoid any problems that can shorten their lifespan.
You’ll know you need a windows replacement when your current units are already damaged, cracked, or broken, allowing for significant energy loss and poor indoor comfort. To keep your home lovely, comfortable, and efficient, turn promptly to Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod for an upgrade. We’ll make sure your window replacement runs smoothly from start to finish. We proudly serve Cape Cod, MA and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (508) 205-1200 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.