How Long Do Replacement Windows Last?
Posted on October 11, 2017
Are you wondering if it’s time to replace your windows? Well, the average lifetime of a window replacement in Dallas depends on a couple of factors. For instance, the type of material the window is made from, as well as, the quality of the manufacturer can affect longevity. This is why you need to pick a reliable company for the job.
At Window Expo, we make sure to use only the best quality of materials and products to ensure that your windows will last as long as possible. We even back this up with our lifetime guarantee. Once you order a replacement through us, it’s covered for life against damage and defects. However, there are many window materials on the market that you may want to consider for your home.
We offer durable, vinyl windows that are resistant against mold and mildew, dents, cracks, and warping and are low maintenance. So, they generally last between 20 to 40 years.
Wood Replacement Windows
A more traditional wood window is resistant to extreme temperature changes, but may need regular painting to prevent warping, rot, or insect infestation. A well-maintained wooden window can last you between 10 to 20 years.
Aluminum Replacement Windows
An aluminum window is very strong, resisting mold, mildew, dents and chipping, but may corrode over time depending on the quality of its manufacturer. Plus, these materials aren’t great thermal barriers. An aluminum window can last between 30 to 40 years
When to Replace Windows?
When the window pane breaks or cracks is the most obvious sign that you need to call a Dallas replacement windows company. However, there are other signs around the frame that indicate the window is breaking down over time. These include:
- Splitting or Cracking
- Mold & Mildew Growth
- Drafts Around the Frame
- Difficulty Opening or Closing It
- Cracking and Decaying Seals
Some of these issues are minor repairs that don’t necessarily mean you need to replace the whole window, but it’s always good to speak with a professional about the problem before deciding. Another issue that has many homeowners ordering replacement windows are high utility bills. If your windows are old or made from metal, they probably aren’t energy efficient. You may need to invest in Low-E glass and advanced framing materials to keep your family comfortable.