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7 Signs You Need Replacement Windows

Winter weather often brings snow and ice—but it can also bring the first signs that it’s time for replacement windows. Let this be the last winter with annoying drafts. The list below will help you decide if now is the time for new replacement windows Calgary.

1. Your energy bills have been creeping up.

Old windows give cold or hot air a fast track into your home, forcing the heating or AC unit to work overtime. Replace old windows with energy-efficient models that will help lower those utility bills. At Cossins our replacement windows are the highest quality and best suited for the Calgary climate, we offer guidance for choosing the best energy-saving options for your home.

2. The windows show signs of deterioration.

Chips, breaks, warps, or rotten spots can indicate it’s time for replacement. These red flags allow drafts to easily find their way into your home. In some cases, a repair may be possible. For example, you may be able to DIY repairs like installing weather stripping. If you have questions give us a call, we are window replacement professionals and have no problem offering advice before having to quote for replacement windows.

3. The windows don’t open or shut properly.

If you’re often stuck juggling, shoving, or propping a window pane, it might be time for new windows. Of course, struggling to open or close a window is inconvenient, but it can also be dangerous if you have an emergency that requires you or family members to exit through a window.

4. Your windows are subjected to extreme temperature fluctuations.

While many homeowners link roof damage to storms, windows take a beating as well. This is especially true in our Calgary climate, where the combination of cold weather one day and warm chinooks the next can affect the integrity of your windows performance over time.

5. You want to refresh your home’s exterior.

When you want to boost curb appeal, replacement windows are a natural choice. Your windows are subject to abuse from sunlight, storms, and drastic temperature changes. As a result, they can look worn and battered well before other exterior features. Investing in new windows Calgary will give you the opportunity to create an updated look that also happens to be energy efficient—a win-win!

6. Your home’s interior is bombarded by exterior noise.

The same pathways that allow drafts to creep through a window allow sound waves through as well. While there’s no way to shut off the noise from the outside world, replacement windows can help put a damper on outside noise from neighbors, traffic, and other sources.

7. You’re thinking about selling your home.

New windows are a great selling point when you’re ready to list your property. On average, homeowners recoup about 60-90% of the cost of new, energy-efficient windows, making them a sound investment for giving a home sell-ability.

Whether you want to lower the energy costs of your home or you want to improve your curb appeal give us a call to schedule a free window inspection in Calgary and surrounding area.  Cossins has been serving Calgary for over 40 years with replacement windows and exterior doors.  No hassle, no hidden fees just quality service.

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