If the door is the smile of your house, then the windows are the eyes. As they are an integral part of its architecture, they are very important. But that being said, how do you know when you should replace them?
A window is expected to last 15 years, but it can also last 20 years, sometimes even more. When will you know that it’s time to change them? Here are some tell-tale signs:
Improving the energy efficiency can be another incentive – with new windows, you save 15 to 25% in energy. That sure makes a difference!
Basically, windows must be easy to manœuvre, they must be durable and attractive, while performing well energy-wise. Compliance with the final condition is a gauge of comfort for occupants.
If price is a factor that it is important, the quality-price ratio is even more so. Compare your choices from this perspective, that is, without totally sacrificing quality to save at all costs, because time will prove you wrong. Being very inexpensive is never synonymous with quality nor sustainability.
Before making a decision, inspect the samples while considering the following defining features:
And last, but not least, don’t forget that you can’t match a professional when it comes to guiding your choice well.
The warranty, so essential
Windows are covered by the warranty of their manufacturer, which can vary from one to the next. Take the time to review all the different warranties. At Verdun, our warranty ensures that you will benefit from the best protection in the industry. This means that in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty on your products, Portes et Fenêtres Verdun adds a lifetime warranty of twenty-five (25) years on all components of your windows and patio doors (frame, glass, shutter and hardware).
If a problem arises after some time, you will be glad you bought your doors and windows from an established company, one that offers a warranty giving you peace of mind over the long term.