How Long Will Replacement Windows Last?

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Replacement windows are an investment for your home that can improve its function, efficiency, and overall appeal. While windows from New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. are premium products made from reliable materials, like any other home fixture, they will experience wear and tear over time. Because of this, many homeowners wonder how long replacement windows last. Here, we provide insight into what you can expect from our replacement window products and services, as well as tips to help you extend the life of your current fixtures.

The Lifespan of Replacement Windows

When you think about home improvement projects, your windows may not be the first aspect that comes to mind. However, if it has been a while since your windows were treated or replaced, now may be the right time. The average lifespan of residential windows, especially older or new construction windows, is believed to be around 15 to 30 years.

Several factors help contribute to the longevity of your windows, but a general rule of thumb is once your windows start approaching two decades old, it’s time to think about replacing them.

In many cases, your windows will demonstrate signs that they may be nearing the end of their lifespan. These warning signs can include:

  • High energy bills due to drafts stemming from air leaks
  • Condensation between window panes
  • Warped or rotted window frames
  • Trouble operating windows (issues affecting opening and closing)

How to Extend the Longevity of Replacement Windows

Every homeowner wants to get the most out of their home improvement projects. Age aside, homeowners do have some control over how long their windows last. Steps you can take to extend the lifespan of your windows include:

Regular Cleaning

One of the easiest ways you can help extend the life of your windows is by regularly maintaining them with thorough cleanings. By properly cleaning key components of the window, such as the glass, casing, and surrounding walls, you help prevent dirt and dust build-up. When you fail to maintain your replacement windows, you run the risk of them jamming and not functioning as they should.

Inspect Windows Routinely

Another effective way of helping extend the longevity of your windows is by routinely inspecting the condition of your windows. When doing so, make sure you not only check the condition of your windows but also look for signs of rot and moisture infiltration. Spotting concerns early enough can help you prolong the life of your windows.

Replacement Window Services and More at New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc.

When looking for high-quality window replacements, turn to the experienced team at New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. For over 20 years, our family-owned company has proudly served residents in the Northern NJ area, providing them with several premium products, including top-of-the-line replacement window options.

Our team also specializes in helping homeowners revamp the look of their homes with new exterior siding. Our services involve vinyl siding from top brands and professional installation. To learn more about our advanced products and services, or to find out how our team can turn your dream into a reality, contact us today at New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc.