As a homeowner in the Southeastern United States, there are a number of different home renovations that you always have on your mind. After a severe storm, you might need to replace your roof or siding. After a cold winter, you might need to give the piping in your home some attention. After 10-15 years, there are a number of home appliances that you will likely need to replace.
Windows are no different. In fact, on average, windows will last between 15-20 years before they need to be replaced. That said, not all windows make it to that milestone.
At WinChoice USA, we provide the southeastern region with premier window repair and window replacement services — because sometimes windows fail — and there is really nothing that you can do to prevent that aside from regular maintenance.
In today’s blog, we will be discussing some of the more common window damages and failures that might prompt you to consider having your windows replaced. And when you need window replacements, we urge you to consider getting in touch with our Top Rated National® window replacement team.
COMMON WINDOW ISSUES IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
While there are many more than four issues that might prompt you to have your windows repaired or replaced, there are four primary issues that our team sees most in the southeastern region. The four most common window issues are:
Windows are meant to be a barrier between the indoors and the great outdoors. retain heat in the winter and keep cool air inside during the summer. Unless your windows are drafty, that is. Your windows can become drafty for a number of different reasons, including improper installation, faulty caulking or weatherstripping, and manufacturer defects.
While drafty windows are primarily undesirable because they affect the indoor climate by allowing air in and out of your home, they can also cause a large spike in your utility bills. As air escapes or enters your home through the drafty window, your heating and cooling systems will work harder to regulate the temperature in your home — thus raising your utility bills significantly.
If you notice that you have drafty windows, we urge you to get in touch with our window repair and window replacements team, here at WinChoice USA. In most cases, the cause of the draft can be identified and fixed — and if the windows can’t be fixed, our team can work with you to discuss window replacements.
Another common issue that our team sees in the southeastern region is window condensation — or a buildup of water between the window panes as a result of the humid climate. Much like a draft, window condensation suggests that there is some sort of air leak in the window that is allowing the condensation to get between the panes.
When windows accumulate condensation between the pains, it can cause the window to become foggy or cloudy. That said, the cloudiness between the panes does not just inhibit your ability to see outside. Instead, much like a window draft, the condensation suggests that there is an air leak and that your heating and cooling systems are working harder to maintain the temperature in your home.
While you might be able to find a do-it-yourself guide online that claims to be “the perfect remedy” to your situation, most guides only account for the removal of the condensation and do not address fixing the insulation of the window. Because of that, it is our recommendation to consider window replacements that have a warranty on their seal — something that our team would be happy to help you with.
Warping, Rotting, Or Cracked Wood
While some of the most common issues with windows in the Southeastern United States are related to the window itself, the wooden frame that holds the window in place can also become damaged. Due to our humid climate, it is not uncommon for improperly sealed or damaged wood to become rotten — and if the weather becomes hot and dry while the wood is saturated, it can even crack or warp too.
Whether the wooden frame has become warped, cracked, or rotten, it is important that you have the window frame or the window itself replaced or repaired quickly. If damaged wood or wooden window frames are not replaced or repaired quickly, it can lead to further damages to your home. If you notice issues with your window frame or the wood surrounding it, we urge you to contact our team to schedule a window inspection right away.
When it comes to your home’s windows, there is nothing more dangerous, frustrating, or costly as having one or more faulty windows. Windows can be faulty for a number of reasons. Sometimes they are improperly installed and are unable to function properly from the get-go. Other times, they become faulty over a long period of time because of improper maintenance or other factors that are outside of your hands as a homeowner.
Regardless of why your windows have become faulty, whether you need to prop the window open, it doesn’t retain heat, or it becomes stuck — it is important that you get in touch with a professional window repair or window replacement team to address the issue. At WinChoice USA, our team will inspect your faulty windows and determine if the can be repaired. If they can’t, we will work with you to find an affordable, high-quality window replacement solution.
NOTE: When you are shopping for new windows in your home, be sure to find a window manufacturer and installer (like WinChoice USA) that offers and exceptional Limited Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.
WHEN SHOPPING FOR WINDOWS, THINK WINCHOICE USA
If you want your home to be equipped with high-quality windows that are sure to withstand the test of time, come visit us at WinChoice USA. Serving the entire Southeastern region of the United States, WinChoice USA is your Top Rated National® window repairs and window replacement team — and we would be happy to help you find the windows that you deserve.
As a homeowner, every single home improvement project is planned and executed for a reason. For some, they have moved into their dream home where they plan to retire but want to make some practical changes. For others, home improvements are made in an effort to increase the value of their property before listing it for sale. At WinChoice USA, we are here to remind you that home improvement decisions don’t need to be made in such a black and white way.
When it comes to home improvements, there are two variables that will affect your decision. Those two variables are time and value. For people who decide to renovate the home that they intend on living in for a long time, time is likely the biggest factor affecting their decision. For people who are currently thinking about putting their home on the market, the most important factor is the added value to the home.
But what if you plan on living somewhere for a couple of years before selling the home? Is there still a reason to make the home improvements?
At WinChoice USA, we believe that the best time to make home renovations is a couple of years before you move — especially when it comes to installing new vinyl windows.
Why Renovate Years Before Moving?
When it comes to large, costly home improvements like roofing, it might not matter when you have the roof replaced. In fact, the roof doesn’t need to be replaced until the moment that you move because the value of the return is so high. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, homeowners can expect to gain 105% of re-roofing costs when selling their home. Essentially, what this means is that by replacing the roof before listing your home can add up to 5% of value to your home while the re-roofing costs are still covered in the added value to your home. So why not wait until right before moving if your roof is in an aging, but functional, condition.
Windows, on the other hand, are a little bit different from home improvements like roofing because they have a slightly lower return on investment. When you install energy-efficient vinyl windows, it is estimated that you will see around 80% return on your investment.
The reason that we believe window replacements are still a good idea a few years before you plan on moving is that in doing so you can add 80% of the window costs to the valuation of your home while still being able to benefit from the energy-efficient windows and recoup extra return on investment through lower utility bills for years to come.
Why Choose Vinyl Windows From WinChoice USA?
WinChoice USA is the premier window manufacturer, seller, and installer of windows in the Southeastern United States — and we are here to help you with all of your home window renovation needs.
At WinChoice USA, we offer the following window types and styles:
Single Sliding Windows
Double Sliding Windows
Casement & Awning Windows
Bow & Bay Windows
Basement Hopper Windows
Sliding Patio Doors
Our window replacements are offered with:
Multiple Decorative Options
Warm Edge Spacer Technology
Energy Saving, Low-E Glass
WinChoice USA Vinyl Replacement Window Specials (On Top of Your ≈ 80% ROI)
At WinChoice, we don’t just bring our customers high-quality windows, but we also bring them affordable ways to do so! After all, there is no such thing as a cheap home improvement, so we are here to give you a way to save a little more.
Replacement Window Payments
First thing’s first, we understand that windows are expensive. In fact, seeing a price tag to replace all of the windows in your home with our vinyl, energy-efficient windows might deter you from doing it. That’s why we offer unlimited windows to our customers for as low as $89 per month. All you need to do is:
Meet minimum purchase (Call for details)
Have approved credit
$500 Discount on Vinyl Replacement Windows
Being able to cash in a return on your renovation investment with added home value is nice, but wouldn’t it be nice to save even more. Say… somewhere in the ballpark of $500? Well, all you have to do is mention our website and our discount to cash in. In order to receive the discount, you must:
Meet minimum purchase (Call for details)
Have approved credit
Schedule an Estimate or Inspection Today!
If you are considering renovating your home with high-quality, efficient vinyl windows, we urge you to get in touch with us at WinChoice USA. Whether you are preparing your home for listing or simply thinking about it in the future, there is no bad time to replace your windows.
Do you have older windows in your home? If so, there is a good chance that they might need replacement.
Depending on what kind of windows were installed in your home, they can last anywhere from 20–40 years. That said, if you home was built more than two decades ago, there is a good chance that your windows are not functioning as well as they should be — meaning that you are actually wasting money on your utility bills each month.
Sure, it is easy to decide that you need windows, but it is incredibly hard to actually make the decision to do so. Why? Well, in the grand scheme of things, replacing your windows is a large investment — as any major home improvement would be.
At WinChoice USA, the premier window replacement company in the Southeastern United States, we are here to help you find the most affordable, energy-efficient windows possible. As a manufacturer, seller, and installer of high-quality windows, our team is here to help you every single step of the way. From estimates to window selection and the installment of favorable payment plans, WinChoice USA is here for you!
But how much does it actually cost to shop for new windows?
Window Replacement Costs
When you are shopping for replacement windows, there are multiple different things that will affect the overall cost of your project. Style, building materials, energy efficiency, and installation are all things that you have to carefully consider before deciding what option is most equitable for your home and your wallet. So before you settle on a window manufacturer and window installer, it is important to consider the following factors that might impact the total cost:
What Style of Windows Are You Looking For?
When it comes to windows, there is a wide range of costs associated with different window types. Single hung windows are among the more affordable window options and more complex windows like casement and awning windows can be quite expensive.
More complex window styles are more expensive because they require more building materials and unique parts to create. Additionally, the complexity of a window will likely contribute to higher installation costs — being that installation will likely be much more intensive.
What Materials Are the Windows?
In addition to the style of the window, the window materials and efficiency will also affect the cost of your window replacement project. Building materials like aluminum and wood are substantially cheaper than building materials like vinyl and fiberglass — making the financial burden of the project a little bit more manageable.
Choosing to go with replacement windows built using cheaper products might impact your wallet less on the day of purchase. That said, you still might end up paying more in the long run, as up to 30% of your heating and cooling energy is lost through the window frames of your home.
While it might be difficult to see the bill for your project when you install new, high-quality vinyl or fiberglass windows, you will end up saving money down the road on recouped utility costs.
Are There Different Costs Between Purchase & Installation?
If you have been researching different window manufacturers in search of the best deal, you have likely noticed that some companies will sell you their windows and then refer you to an installation company. When this is done, you are dealing with two quotes from two seperate companies — meaning that it can be difficult to predetermine the project costs from start to finish.
When you work with an experienced window manufacturer and installer like us, here at WinChoice USA, you can rest easy knowing that the project quote and the estimate that you were provided with is accurate and won’t change unless serious issues arise during installation (extensive existing damages to the old window frame).
In addition to providing you with a more concrete project quote, working with a full-service window company can also ensure that your windows last longer. Every window manufacturer, including us, provides customers with a manufacturer’s warranty that is voided if the window are installed incorrectly. When you work with a full-service window company, you can rest easy knowing that the windows are being installed in compliance with the manufacturer’s warranty.
For the Most Affordable Windows, Think Winchoice USA!
So you might be thinking “How much do windows cost at WinChoice USA?”
While our products might range in price because of the reasons that we have discussed in today’s blog post, we can offer all of our customers unlimited replacement windows for just $89 per month. Yes, you read that right. You can get an unlimited number of new replacement windows and you only have to pay $89 per month. And to top it off, mention our website and get an extra $500 off of your entire purchase as long as you make the minimum purchase and have approved credit.
Are You Ready for New Windows? Contact Us Today!
If you are ready to begin your next window replacement project, we urge you to come visit us today! Not only will we work with you through the entirety of the window replacement process, but we will also help you determine what windows might look best on your home, what windows will conserve the most energy, as well as what windows will lessen the financial burden on your wallet or purse.
At WinChoice USA, we have a commitment to quality. From the moment you walk into our showroom to the moment the last window is installed on your home, our team is here to help.
Have you ever seen a thermal image of a home with old windows? When a home with older windows is looked at through a thermal camera, the siding, doors, and roof of the house will appear to be hues dark green and blue while the windows are lit up with an orangish-red glow.
Essentially, what a thermal image of a home with older windows will show you is that almost all of the heat loss in your home occurs through your inefficient, old windows.
Thermal imaging can take a perfectly good home and make it look like a scary version of itself — but what is even scarier is how much money you are losing because of inefficient windows. Lucky for you, you don’t have to keep losing money and overworking your heater.
For years, our team of window installation specialists at WinChoice USA has been helping homeowners avoid heat loss and high utility bills. Offering window repairs and energy-efficient window installation, our team is here to do the very same thing for you.
How Much energy Are you Losing Through Your Windows?
It is estimated that the average home can lose up to 30% of its heating and cooling energy because of air leaks and inefficient windows. No, upgrading your home windows to a high-quality, efficient window from WinChoice USA won’t completely eliminate the energy loss in your home (because physics doesn’t work that way), but it can reduce your energy loss to as little as 15%.
Inefficient windows are a pain — and now you know how much money you could be saving if you upgraded your windows to an energy-efficient model. That said, how do you know if you have inefficient windows in the first place?
What Makes a Window Inefficient?
Below, we have listed a few of the factors that might help you determine if you have inefficient windows installed in your home.
The Frame – The frame material of your old windows can help you determine whether or not your windows are old and inefficient. Older windows are made using aluminum frames and allow hot and cold air to move from one side to the other. Energy-efficient windows are often constructed using vinyl or fiberglass to combat this issue.
The Number of Panes – Older windows traditionally have a single pane of glass. Because of this, it is easier for airt to escape — thus making your heating and cooling systems work harder to maintain the indoor temperature. Newer windows feature multiple panes.
The Installation Quality – Regardless of if you have the newest, most efficient window or an old inefficient one, nothing matters if it is not properly installed. Improper installation can allow for the movement of air and moisture into and out of your home.
How Much Will an Energy-Efficient Window Save You?
So by now, you have likely started to look at the windows in your home critically — and we would be willing to bet that your current windows are not the most efficient model. But is shopping for new, energy-efficient windows something that would be worth it for your home? After all, it is a large expense to replace all of your windows.
In short, yes — it is a worthwhile investment. Especially if you don’t plan on moving any time soon. In fact, according to the United States Department of Energy, replacing multiple or all of the single-pane windows in your home with energy-efficient windows can save you between $126 and $465 each year on your utility bills. In fact, you can also see savings by replacing your older double-pane windows — with new, energy-efficient windows saving you as much as $111 per year.
Where Can You Buy Energy-Efficient Windows?
If today’s blog post has convinced you that it is time to purchase energy-efficient replacement windows for your home, we sincerely hope that you let our team help.
At WinChoice USA, the premier window company in the Southeastern United States, we manufacture, sell, and install all of our energy-efficient windows.
Featuring innovative window technologies like WinChoice USA® Insulated Glass System and durable WinChoice USA® Vinyl Compound, our energy-efficient windows are built to do a lot more than help you save a dollar or two — they’re also built to last.
But we don’t stop there! As the manufacturer, seller, and certified installer of our own windows, our team is here for you every step of the way — from purchase to installation. So what are you waiting for? Don’t work with a company that will sell you windows but forces you to hire a third-party installer and work with us instead!