Clear Signs Your Windows and Doors Need a Renovation

Clear Signs Your Windows and Doors Need a Renovation
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Every Canadian recognizes how important it is for their home to protect them against harsh winter weather, and homeowners are no exception.

In every home, your windows and doors go a long way in protecting your space and keeping it warm, safe, and secure - from enhancing your home’s appearance for guests and visitors to bringing in more natural light and improving air circulation. That’s why keeping your windows and doors in good condition is essential, and knowing when it’s time to renovate them can have a major impact on the comfort and energy-efficiency of your home.

Recognizing the signs that it’s time to replace your windows and doors is an important assurance for Canadian homeowners. Whether you’re starting to notice increased energy consumption reflected through your monthly bills or you’re coming across moisture, mildew, or rot in your home, knowing what to look for is key.

Signs Your Windows and Doors Need Replacing

  1. Difficult to Operate

If opening and closing your windows and doors starts to become more of a challenge than it used to be, then it might be time to replace them. Relying on the functionality of your doors should be flexible and easy year-round, regardless of the weather or any other conditions outside your home.

As soon as your windows and doors begin to lose this functionality, it’s time to start shopping for replacement ones.

  1. Outdoor Noise

From neighbouring dogs to nearby traffic, outside noise can be a nuisance. Replacing your windows or doors can help minimize the level of external noise that penetrates your home, keeping it as comfortable as possible.

  1. Your Windows and Doors Are Visibly Damaged

Visible damage should be the most noticeable sign that you need to upgrade your doors and windows. Beyond affecting the visual appeal of your home’s exterior, it can also leave your home liable to further concerns such as mould, mildew, water outflow, and pests.

Replacing a damaged door or window as soon as possible will protect you and your family, along with helping you avoid future expenses.

  1. Your Electricity Bills Are Higher

If you notice an increase in your utility bills, older doors and windows could be why.

An increased workload on your HVAC unit can reduce its lifespan. Therefore, replacing old doors and windows with new energy-efficient ones prevents air from escaping. This also helps minimize your electricity bills and reduces the workload on your air conditioner.

Replacing Your Windows and Doors: What to Expect

If you’ve decided that it’s time to enhance your home with new doors and windows, it’s important to now understand the renovation process step by step.

  1. Prepare for Delivery

Preparing for your installation team to deliver your new windows or doors is the first step of every renovation. Make sure the space in which the team will be working is ready for them to set up, removing any blinds or window treatments in the way. 

  1. Clear Every Obstruction for Installers

Your team of installers will need a lot of space to work on replacing your windows and doors. Remove any furniture situated close to or directly in front of the doors and windows that must be replaced to help them work - this may include lawn ornaments, patio furniture, moving boats, etc. 

Your installers may also need access to spaces where ladders will need to be set up. If bulky windows or doors must be pulled through the house, clear an open route through narrow hallways or near tight corners.

  1. Protect Your Property 

An experienced installer will avoid damaging your property, but at the end of the day, anything is possible. Remove objects such as floor lamps from the workspace to reduce the possibility of an accident. Also, remove any shades, curtains, and blinds you plan on reusing, or ask that your installation team wraps them up in plastic.

Replacing old or outdated windows and doors is a significant investment for your home - it increases its aesthetic value, curb appeal, security, soundproofing, and energy efficiency. That’s why choosing the right company to handle the job is essential for protecting the future of your home.

At Canadian Choice Windows and Doors, our team of experienced installers is here for you to answer any and all questions you may have about your window and door replacement needs. Reach out to a member of our team today to get started on your window and door renovation project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Know When Your Windows Need to Be Replaced?

Great windows look attractive, reduce noise, provide ventilation, help save on energy bills, and keep your space secure. If your windows are no longer performing up to the standard you need them to, it may be a sign that they should be replaced.

How Do I Know If My Windows Are Energy Efficient?

You can use the following criteria to detect your window’s energy efficiency:

  1. Use visual inspection to detect leaks
  2. Use an infrared laser thermometer to measure temperatures
  3. Use a u-value kit or try the smoke test

Do New Windows Make a Difference?

Yes, they definitely do. Below are a few reasons you should consider investing in new windows:

  1. Increased Home Value
  2. Energy Savings
  3. Improved Aesthetics

Julia Gurevich
Julia Gurevich

Julia Gurevich is a versatile content writer with a passion for delivering captivating narratives through a diverse and attentive approach. Her eye for detail helps her craft content that resonates with audiences across varied home improvement industries, capturing the perfect balance between information and entertainment. As a content coordinator, Julia takes pride in delivering content that leaves a lasting impact through her ability to navigate seamless content strategies and collaborative projects between teams. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Toronto’s cultural landscape, visiting local parks, and getting to know members of the community through events and activities.

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