When you live in an older home, there are always going to be home improvement projects you could take on. Which project is right for you at this time? It’s quite possible that you need Idaho Falls, ID replacement windows. Check these items to see if it’s the right process for you to take on or if there’s another home improvement you need to do instead.
Issue: Energy Efficiency Is Severely Lacking
How can you tell the energy efficiency in your home is less than it should be? Well, your monthly energy bill will be able to tell you much of the story. If the bill is high and only getting higher, it’s not just because of rising energy prices. You can add insulation to your attic or get energy efficiency appliances, but the real change will likely come from replacement windows. Have an energy consultant come to your home, or a window professional inspect your windows. They will be able to tell you if your windows are causing the energy efficiency deficit. Before you take on any other projects, you’ll want to address that so you can save money on energy bills that you can use in other places.
Issue: Windows Can’t Be Repaired
If you keep up with the maintenance on old, wood windows, they can last for decades. But if someone else owned the house before and didn’t do the necessary work, or if the windows are just so old that no maintenance can really help them, replacement windows are going to be the right move for you. Wood windows can warp over time and that can prevent them from opening and closing. The wood can also start to rot, which can’t be stopped once it starts. And there are also mold possibilities any time there’s moisture getting into your windows. Mold is never a good thing within any home and can be very hazardous to your health. If your windows have problems that can’t be repaired with maintenance, painting, caulk, weather stripping or other tricks, it’s time to get new ones.
These are a few of the issues you might have within your home that will show you it’s time for Idaho Falls, ID replacement windows. If you aren’t sure if it’s the exact right project to take on first among the renovations you need to do, discuss the topic with the window professionals at View Point Windows. We’re honest with our clients and will tell you our exact expert opinion, even if that means we don’t get your business at this time. We treat your house like ours. We aren’t going to recommend that you get new windows if you don’t need them. Give us a call with your questions or to set up a free consultation at (208) 854-1877. We’d love to help you out either now or in the future, depending on what your home needs. You can also stop by our showroom and just look around. We’re located at 6715 W State St, Boise, ID 83714.