How often do I need to replace my windows?

This often depends on the quality of the windows you’ve installed and how you’ve maintained them over the years. Generally, homeowners that have had the same windows in their homes for over twenty years are strongly advised to consider replacements. Signs that your windows are beyond repair include condensation or frost build up on the window pane, and if the area around the window itself feels colder than the rest of the house. Also, note whether the interior pane feels cold to the touch in the winter and warm to the touch in the summer. If you have any windows that are sealed shut, painted shut, non-functioning, or highly energy inefficient, you would also do well to opt for replacements. If you install new, energy efficient windows, you will not only save on utility bills, but you’ll enhance the resale value of your home and have all the aesthetic benefits that new windows impart.