Window Replacement: When Your Windows Start to Fail

Your Orange County windows aren’t invincible. However, this doesn’t mean that you should put up with your damaged or underperforming window units. Repairs can help extend the life of your windows, but they can only do so much. In some cases, replacement is the better and more cost-effective option. Here are four examples:

#1 Old age. Time is not kind to windows. In the long run, cracks and scratches are bound to appear. This is especially true for windows that are constantly subjected to severe weather. Old windows make terrible shields against the elements. They won’t provide ample security and privacy either. Often, visibility and ventilation of a unit get compromised over time too.

While repairs can fix your old windows’ problems temporarily, if they’re really old, they won’t hold up for very long. It’s better to replace them once and for all.

#2 Weather damage. Your windows in Orange County take the most beating from the elements. Heavy rains bring with them excessive moisture that cause frames to warp, peel, and rot. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can also cause the window units to fade and prematurely age. Like time, weather is not something you can actually control. If your window has been made worse for wear by the elements, your best bet would be to replace it.

Opt for replacement units made with more durable materials that can withstand the seasons better. Fibrex® from Renewal by Andersen® is a composite material that expands and contracts very little under even the harshest weather conditions. It’s tough enough to avoid cracks and bowing, which could lead to leakage of air and water. Fibrex is not prone to rot, decay, or mold either, so it lasts longer than other materials.

#3 Poor-quality material. Framing is not the only component of a window that needs to be made with top-class materials. The glass is especially important. The whole unit could fail if the glass is inefficient. You could tell when a window isn’t doing its job right when there’s fogging or condensation on the glass. If this is the case, you’re better off replacing the unit altogether.

Renewal by Andersen’s windows come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. It has superb heat insulation, which prevents it from condensing or fogging. Visibility is never compromised even when it’s blocking off harmful UV rays from the sun.

Multiple layers of low-emissivity (low-e) coating aid in keeping indoor temperatures at comfortable levels. This takes the strain off heating and cooling systems, effectively reducing utility bills. Depending on where you live, you can cut down energy expenses by up to 25%!

#4 Poor installation. Sometimes, a window that was newly bought or made with fine-quality materials will still underperform. The culprit? Improper installation. Replacement units need to be properly fitted into a home for them to perform their best. That’s why it’s important to trust only experts with the job.

Here at Renewal by Andersen of Orange County, we make sure that our replacement process is just as high quality as our windows. Our installers are experienced and well-trained. They know by heart the many critical steps needed to properly fit the windows to your home. A job done by our expert installers is a job done right.

Finally, we don’t just show up on your doorstep and install your new windows. We take pride in an exceptional start-to-finish process that begins with a face-to-face consultation to determine the right window solution for your needs.

Contact us today to schedule an in-home consultation at a time convenient for you.

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