Why Should I Replace My Windows?

Why Should I Replace My Windows?

There are many signs that you may need to replace your windows, it could be visible degradation of your existing windows, poor thermal performance or maybe even just the old age of the windows you have.  This article sets out to help you answer the question ‘ Why should I replace my windows ?’ and ‘When should I replace my windows?’

Climate Solutions vinyl windows and doors are precision engineered and manufactured in Chicago, Illinois, excelling in providing quality products and superior service.  For many years Climate Solutions has been serving the whole of the Midwest from it’s Chicagoland base, making superior vinyl doors and windows for both the replacement and new construction industries.

One of the signs that you may need to replace you old windows is if you really feel the cold when it’s winter and your home feels like a greenhouse in the summer.  Windows are designed to be a barrier between the outside and your home – you should be able to have a view and not worry about being uncomfortable and losing money on inefficient energy bills.

At Climate Solutions we tailor our windows to suit your environment, whether we’re making windows for Wisconsin, windows for Illinois, windows for Indiana or windows for Minnesota or even windows for Pennsylvania.  All of our windows can be configured to beat Energy Star 2016 with our wide range of glazing options, including Low Emissivity glass and super strength options such as Rhino Glass.

Another sign that your windows might need replacing is fogginess and damage – the fogginess can be seal-failure, meaning your double-pane unit is no longer functioning. In this case you can have someone repair the glass unit, but for only a small amount more you can get brand new windows.

Climate Solutions vinyl windows and doors are fully warranted against manufacturing defect with a limited lifetime warranty.  We are proud of our product and stand behind it 100%, should you have any issue with your product due to manufacturing defect we will provide parts to you at no charge.

The answer to the question ‘ Why Should I Replace My Windows ’ is very simple – when you don’t have the quality, peace of mind and economic benefits of Climate Solutions Windows & Doors.

Please feel to call us at 847.233.9800 and will be happy to answer any questions you have in regards to becoming a Climate Solutions Certified Dealer or head to our contact form.

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6 thoughts on “Why Should I Replace My Windows?”

  1. I can see why someone would need to replace their windows. I am pretty sure that there is some fog in our windows during storms and cold weather. Does that mean that we need to replace them? Or is that normal?

    1. It can depend on a multitude of factors – such as the moisture in your home or the state of your existing windows. The best thing to do would be to have a professional come and do an energy assessment on your home. If your windows need replacing they will be able to tell you!

  2. I didn’t know fogginess could mean the seal on your window was broken. The fogginess must be moisture leaking in from the outside then. I’ll have to keep an eye out for any fogginess in my windows.

    1. Absolutely, but only if the fogginess is [u]between[/u] the glass. When the seal fails it allows the gas that’s between the glass panes to escape and it is replaced with normal air, which contains moisture.

      Thanks for reading and I hope this helps!

  3. In your article, you suggested that one of the signs that you may need to replace you old windows is if you really feel the cold when it’s winter and your home feels like a greenhouse in the summer. My wife has been complaining about how cold it is in our house all the time. What types of windows would be great for a location that gets really cold in the winter and really hot in the summer?

    1. Hi Derek – thanks for your question! We would recommend going for a vinyl window that has a u-factor below 0.27. This means that it is an energy efficient window that exceeds Energy Star 2016 ratings (which means you can claim a rebate), but also indicates that the window has a very low rate of energy transfer. For the cold, we’d recommend going vinyl dual pane windows with i89 glass combined with a LoE glass – this will automatically bring down your u-factor to below 0.27 – you will see an enormous difference between this and older/standard windows. For stopping the ‘greenhouse’ feeling we’d recommend LoE366 as the glass that you’d combine, as this has the best Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) available on the market and will intercept a significant amount of the sun’s rays.
      If expense was no concern then to get the most efficient windows possible the best way would be to go for triple pane glass (i89/clear/LoE-366) and have the frames and sashes insulated with our eco-friendly soy-based foam.

      If you have any questions or need recommendations for a Climate Solutions dealer or supplier please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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