As a premier glass company in San Jose, we’re often asked about window replacement. How do you know if you need your windows replaced, and why would you consider getting the job done? Today we take a closer look at why you might want to change up your windows- and one where you don’t have to!

1) Improvement

Window replacement is a relatively simple process. If you’re trying to ‘green up’ an older house, it’s an easy area to focus on. A lot of heat is lost through windows, so installing newer, more energy-efficient windows (or even double-pane windows) can do a lot to make your home cheaper to run and easier to sell. It’s a neat two-for-one, as it also gets rid of leaky window frames!

2) Security

Windows are the first target in burglaries, so if you have windows that no longer lock correctly, you have a big risk on your hands. You also need them to open easily in case of emergencies like fire. Obviously, not every slightly worn window needs a full replacement, but if it’s warped/not closing properly, wooden frames are rotting and metal ones rusting, or you have cracked glass, it could be worth investing in safer windows through a trusted glass company that will look after you.

3) Upgrades

We all like our homes to look stylish, but builds inevitably date over time. Most key home features are difficult or expensive to upgrade. Window replacement, on the other hand, is relatively easy and pretty cost-effective. So if you’re looking to give your home a facelift, consider window replacement first.

4) Degeneration

This overlaps a lot with security. Everything in construction has a useful lifespan, which is why window replacement exists in the first place. There comes a time when the effort needed to repair a window is a bigger cost and waste of time than simply replacing it. From leaks to drafts, cracks, and condensation, don’t struggle when there’s an easier solution on hand.

5) Age

Some people replace windows by route because they were told to, but that’s not always necessary. Properly maintained windows can far outlast their factory lifespan. So we wouldn’t tell you to do this as an automatic home maintenance task, but if you notice damage, or want to embrace a new technology, it could be a good reason for a window replacement.

Do any of these 5 reasons for window replacement resonate with you? If you’re looking for quality window replacement in San Jose, we’re always happy to help.