Like anything else in a home, windows age with time. The seals that block out wind and water can degrade, the frames can warp or sag, and glass can crack or become pitted – and any of those things may mean that you need new windows.
Windows are also susceptible to damage from storms or hail. It’s not uncommon for our clients with hail damage on their roof and fences to need window replacements as well.
Fortunately, New View Roofing can help you choose the right windows from the right manufacturers, and we can install them for you quickly and efficiently so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Window Installation by New View Roofing
Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up or you need to replace one or more windows in your home due to age, a break or something else, New View Roofing can help. Our team specializes in the entire window installation process – and we can even help you choose new windows that fit your lifestyle, match your home and fall within your budget.
Window Repair by New View Roofing
Cracked or broken windows are no problem for New View Roofing’s team of Dallas window installation experts. We can fix damaged window frames, replace sealant and so much more, so if one or more of your windows needs repair, our team has you covered.
How Do You Know You Need New Windows?
Windows aren’t like roofing materials – there’s no general guideline for how long they’ll last or how often they need to be replaced. Because there are so many manufacturers, so many different types and such a variety of things that could go wrong, determining whether you need windows can be tough. However, if you notice any of these red flags, it’s a sign that you may need to replace the windows in your home:
- Excessive noise coming in
- Drafts coming through
- Damaged frames
- Difficulty opening, closing or locking windows
- Condensation between panes
- Visible cracks
- High energy bills
Windows should block out a lot of the sounds from outdoors. Sure, you’ll hear your neighbor’s lawn mower, heavy traffic and emergency sirens – but you shouldn’t hear these things in the same way you would if you were outside your home. If your windows provide very little buffer for the sounds outside, it’s a sign that they’re not properly sealed, they were poorly made, or that there’s a failure somewhere in the system. It may even be time for you to upgrade to more modern windows, such as double- or triple-pane glass that’s insulated with argon gas, which can help to decrease outdoor noise.
Drafts Coming Through Your Windows
You shouldn’t feel a draft when you stand near your closed windows. The glass may be cooler or hotter than the room’s temperature – that’s normal – but if you feel a breeze with the windows shut, it’s a sign that your windows need to be replaced. There could be a number of things wrong with the window, ranging from faulty seals to poor installation, but in any case, you should have a professional Dallas window installer check them out.
Your window frames should be sturdy, well-made and hard. If they’re soft, chipped or water-damaged, you may have a big problem on your hand; soft frames are almost certain to indicate rot and water infiltration. There’s a good chance that they’ll start sagging, which can lead to a whole host of other problems, as well. Check all your window frames, inside and out, if you notice that one frame is damaged so you can determine the extent of the problem.
Difficulty Opening, Closing or Locking Windows
Your windows should open, close and lock without issue. If you have a hard time moving them on their tracks, or if the locks don’t easily snap into place, it’s a sign that they were improperly installed, the frames have been damaged, or that they have balance issues.
Condensation Between Panes of Glass
If you see moisture building up between the panes of glass in your windows, or if you see frost in that area, the seals have most likely failed. If it’s not the seals, there’s a crack somewhere in the glass that’s allowing moisture to get in. When the seals fail or a crack develops, the insulating gas leaks out, and your windows aren’t able to provide your home with the same level of protection that they once did.
Visible cracks aren’t only unsightly; they can let in moisture and decrease the efficiency of your windows. They also let insulating gas escape, which means your windows can’t provide you with a noise buffer, indoor climate control and a wide range of other issues.
High Energy Bills
If your energy bills are skyrocketing, your windows may be to blame. Windows are some of the most-cited issues for conditioned air loss in a home. In addition to letting in outdoor air, which disrupts your home’s inside temperature and makes your HVAC system work harder, they let conditioned air out; you’re essentially paying to heat or cool the outdoors when the air inside escapes your home. You should have your windows checked by a professional if you notice that your energy bills are going up more than usual.
If you see water leaking in around your windows, it’s a huge problem. Water leaks never get better with time, and they need to be addressed immediately. Leaking windows can damage more than just their own frames; they may allow water to seep into your walls, your floors and other areas of your home, which can eventually lead to mold growth and a wide range of other problems – and they’re all more expensive to fix than a set of new windows would be.
How Much Does Window Installation Cost in Dallas?
Window installation costs vary greatly based on several factors – including the number of windows you need, the types and sizes you choose, and how long it’ll take your Dallas window installation experts to complete the job. Your best bet is to get a free quote from New View Roofing to find out exactly how much it would cost to replace one or more of your windows; we can give you a price range on the spot so you can make an informed decision on what’s best for your home. Just to give you a general idea, a standard single window can cost between $300 and $1,200 for standard sizes; custom and bay windows can cost thousands of dollars. Every project has so many variables that the only way to know how much window installation costs is to get a quote form a professional.
How Long Does it Take to Install Windows?
Like window installation costs in Dallas, it’s hard to say how long your window installation project will take because there are so many variables. The timeline for your project depends on how many windows you have, whether they’re custom and we need to wait for them to arrive, and what types of windows they are.
Do You Need to Talk to a Professional About Dallas Window Installation?
New View Roofing can help you – just call our office today to start learning about your options for window installation in Dallas and the surrounding communities. We’ll be happy to give you a free, no-obligation quote for your project.