Posted 12 June 2017
If you’re like the majority of Darien homeowners, chances are you don’t replace your windows unless a glass shatters or a frame is damaged beyond repair. This mentality isn’t unusual, most homeowners in America consider replacing their windows a “worst case scenario” option. Unfortunately, many homeowners spend years living with windows that need to be replaced without ever noticing it. To help ensure your windows are replaced when they should be, we have created a short list of signs to be on the lookout for.
Your Window Frequently Becomes Jammed in Place
If opening and closing your window feels like a workout, chances are it’s time to replace your windows. All windows have a slight resistance while opening and closing as an added safety measure, but windows that are frequently jammed in place are both a hassle and safety hazard. Windows that become stuck can slam shut at any given moment, seriously injuring those standing near them. This is especially dangerous in households where small children live. Keep everyone safe and sound by replacing your windows with new, easy to function window models.
It’s Become Increasingly Harder to Find Replacement Parts
Does it feel like a manhunt whenever you have to seek out replacement parts for your windows? There’s a good chance your window model has been discontinued and as a result, its coinciding parts are no longer being produced. This means the only replacement parts available are those in circulation. You can expect that these parts will only become more expensive and harder to find as time goes on, but most importantly you should consider why the manufacturer chose to discontinue the window in the first place. If your window has been deemed obsolete for whatever reason, it may be time to replace your windows with a model that’s up to the job.
You Plan on Reselling Your Home
Sometimes investing in your home is enough of a reason to replace your windows. Recent real estate studies have shown that homes featuring specific materials, such as vinyl, sell for higher prices than those without. If you are looking to raise your resale value, we suggest speaking with a real estate agent to learn which replacement window material is the best investment for your home. You may be surprised by how much a simple change can help you earn in the long run.
If you’re ready to start looking into replacement window options, speak with a Dilworth Windows and Doors Inc expert. Our technicians will help you analyze the existing problems with your current windows and will then match you with window options to fit your specific needs. Our team even offers a free, no pressure consultation to give you an idea of what your Darien, IL replacement windows project looks like economically. To schedule your free consultation today, give us a call at (630) 960-4300 or stop by our showroom located at 223 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559 to view our quality windows.