Windows are an important area of your home that you don’t often think of as you are involved in the everyday affairs of your life. However, some symptoms can alert you to the fact that you may need window or siding replacement.
If a window will not stay up because the fastening is loose, it can become a danger as it slams down, possibly injuring the poor person who just wanted a little fresh air. This condition can be repaired many times, but eventually the window replacement cost alone is “cheaper” than having to repair broken glass, cracked window sill, and a window replacement.
The need for replacement can also be indicated by an old window that moves and makes cracking sounds with the wind. This means that the old window is in its frame hanging loosely with no sealant to keep your air conditioned in the way you want. That means it is no longer energy efficient and at risk for shattering if the wind becomes too great.