Replacing a window upfront some consider too pricey, but not replacing them can lead to higher energy bill costs and damaged walls and floors. Windows are the last line of defense against water damage, meaning that a poorly installed window with gaps and leaks lets water in. This water can easily go on to cause mold, mildew, and rot, as well as severe water damage to walls and the surrounding frame.
Another major job of windows is to act as insulation. The average US home between 1,700 and 2,600 sqft loses hundreds of dollars per year just by not replacing their windows. Replacing one pane windows with three pane windows, depending on the climate, can reduce energy bill costs by over $500 every year. With 98 million homes across the country classified as under-insulated, having inefficient windows is extremely common. Choosing the right frame material and window operation is also vital for how well a window will perform. Frames made of wood require high maintenance to keep up their look and function, but vinyl is best for keeping out moisture and keeping in heat.
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