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Pros & Cons of Metal Roofing

Whether intended for a large industrial or commercial structure, an outdoor agricultural building, or sprucing up a family home with a fresh clean look, modern metal roofing is a great option. This article briefly delves into the big-ticket pros and cons of choosing metal roofing along with some of the basics. Let’s start by examining the basics below:

Common Materials: The most common types of metal roofing on the consumer market today are Aluminum, Copper, Corrugated, Metal Tiles, Tin, and Zinc. Each have their own appearances, pros and cons, and associated costs. 

Pricing: Prices fluctuate over time depending on open global market conditions, but generally speaking metal roofing costs will range from $5.00 to $12.00 per square foot. Of course there are cheaper options like corrugated steel with vulnerability to leaks and rust, as well as much more expensive high-end materials with hefty installation prices like copper.

Choosing Quality Manufacturers: Metal roofing should be officially tested and labeled by primary organizations like UL or FM Global to ensure performance, durability, weathering, and other environmental standards are clearly met. 

Pros of Metal Roofing

First, the biggest pro of metal roofing is it lasts longer than other roofing materials. A shingle roof for example that’s made with asphalt shingles will last roughly 15 to 20 years with decent maintenance. Rubber lasts for about 10 to 15 and architectural asphalt shingles from 25 to 30 years. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can last between 40 and 70 years with good maintenance!

Along with a much slower breakdown of materials, metal roofing is going to be far more durable – capable of taking more of a beating, like sustained gusts of 140mph, while also requiring less maintenance along the way. Three other benefits are as follows:

  • Fire Safety: Metals won’t go up in flames, spark, ignite or melt as easily as other materials, even when exposed to wildfires. 
  • Efficiency: Metals tend to reflect solar light and heat rather than absorb or conduct it, which reduces cooling or air conditioning costs by 10-25%. 
  • Going Green: Along with reducing cooling costs, metal roofing can be made of as high as 95% recycled content. When the material has run its course on the roof, it can all be recycled, whereas with other building materials waste is a common problem (an estimated $20 billion annually). 

Cons of Metal Roofing

Obviously there’s no such thing as absolutely perfect roofing material that lasts and stays looking pretty forever for next to nothing. Well, not yet anyway, so metal roofing has its challenges like any other material. The first of which is affordability, where upfront and installation costs are going to be higher. It’s going to feel like more of an investment when looking at a home or industrial/commercial structure.

Payoffs on the investment are increased property value, lower insurance rates and maintenance costs, increased longevity, and so forth. That said, other than affordability, three other common drawbacks have more to do with the type of metal chosen. 

  • Metal Behavior: If improperly installed, or if installed in large, low-quality panels, there is likely to be expansion and contraction during summer/winter seasons. During the spring and fall rain, hail, and heavy winds can be somewhat noisier than softer materials. Proper installation and better quality metal roofing really help here. 
  • Coloring Issues: Over time, repairs may be needed, but finding exact matches for existing metal roofing can be challenging. This becomes more of an issue with homeowners, when years after installing the metal roofing they decide on an extension.   
  • Overall Performance: Like any other material, metals have their weaknesses – foremost of which is water! When it accumulates or leaks serious damage can ensue. Again, this is often either due to improper installation or neglected maintenance. Then it’s important to take into consideration the grade of the metal, high or low, relative to its durability and thickness. 

And that about wraps it up in terms of the basics and pros and cons of choosing metal roofing. The magic happens when the right metal roofing product is chosen for the job, installed correctly, and maintained responsibly. 

If you need to install a metal roof on your home or business this fall, our team at Advanced Roofing & Siding is ready to assist! Reach out to our team by calling us at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your metal roofing installation needs!

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How Quality Installations Affect Your Roof

The roof is an important part of the house. It sounds silly to put it so bluntly, but it’s true. There are a lot of homeowners that know little about their roofs, including the last time any sort of repairs or installation took place. Owning a home can cause headaches for a variety of reasons, and dealing with roof issues is on the top of that list. For that reason, finding a quality team to work on your roof is crucial. The installation of your roof and its parts can really affect the health of your home, which in turn affects your wallet. Here’s why quality installations have an impact on your home’s roof:

Quality Installations Matter

There are a lot of companies that claim to know how to perform work on a roof, but do they perform quality installations? It matters, for you and your home. Here are some ways to tell if the team you’re hiring is prepared to get the job done. 

Experience is Everything

The amount of time a team has spent working on roofs can really affect the job they do. For example, any project can start to expose new concerns and issues, and crews experience plays an enormous role in how they respond to and handle these problems. To no fault of the professionals own, a roof’s shingles and prior installation can cause issues, and an experienced team won’t balk at the complications they provide. Less experienced roofing professionals might get thrown off by the extra complications, but experience is everything when it comes to roofing. 

Keep An Eye on the Little Things

When it comes to replacing a roof, it’s not all about the big details. While the entire project needs to have a plan set in place, it’s the little things that can really make or break a quality roof – literally. The small details noted by the best roofing teams can make the difference between a long-lasting job, and a roof that’ll need some extra work in just a year or two. 

A Great Roofing Team Works with You

Quality contractors and teams will meet with you, get your signature, and complete the work with an open line of communication. Communication is key on a project like a roofing installation, so make sure the team you’re working with is talking you through things every step of the way! 

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Quality installations come down to a team that knows how to get your home up to its top standard. Looking for a quality team to work on your roof? Our team at Advanced Roofing & Siding is ready to assist! Reach out to our team by filling out our online contact form or calling us at (978) 440-5020! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!

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Common Mistakes Inexperienced Roofers Make

Some contractors will convince you that they know how to replace a roof, but when it comes time to complete the work, it becomes obvious that they are not well versed in the process. Keep an eye out for these 8 common mistakes amateurs roofers make! Improper installation can cost you much more than hiring a professional in the long run!

Nailing Issues

Roof shingles seem simple enough to replace, but sometimes things can get a little topsy-turvy. When nailed in improperly, the shingle and roof itself can be in danger. Exposed or over-driven nails can even cause safety concerns. If the roof’s shingles are installed incorrectly, a whole new batch of issues can pop up. 

No Drip Edge Installed

Drip edges are metal barriers on the roof, and when forgotten, you’ll notice shortly after. Other than general aesthetics, a lack of installed drip edge can lead to openings for bugs and other undesirables entering your home via gaps. Forgetting the drip edge can also lead to water running down your home’s siding and leading to mold and water damage. 

Bad Start

A bad starter section of a roof can really lead to a whole mess of problems. A good shingle foundation is necessary for a functioning roof! Ensure that your contractor is using starter shingles, or you may lose a few shingles during a particularly windy day!

Poor Roof Sloping

A lot of amateur roofers looking to do things on their own miss the mark on the slope. It’s a precise angle needed to ensure the roof does its job, so be sure your contractor gets it right, or gutters and shingles can become damaged.

Improperly Installed Gutters

Speaking of gutters, they too can cause problems if they are improperly installed. Ensure your contractor installs them with the proper support and seals the system, otherwise, your home’s siding and foundation can be exposed to serious water damage!

Misaligned Shingles

If shingles are overlapping, misaligned, or incorrectly placed onto the roof, it can be highly problematic for your home. Dripping water might be a nuisance, but major damage can come from the wrong arrangements of shingles. 

Incorrect Flashing

A major problem when installing flashing is using the wrong kind. Older flashings and low-quality builds can really cause headaches during the Spring & Winter

Lacking Leak Barrier

Vulnerable areas on the roof are protected by installing a leak barrier. When the barrier is incorrectly installed, or worse, forgotten altogether as it often happens with inexperienced roofers, your whole home is at risk.

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Reach out to our team at Advanced Roofing & Siding today to ensure none of these problems happen to your home. When it comes to an important investment like your roof, it is best to leave the installation process to professionals! If you’re in need of a roof replacement, reach out to our team today at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!

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A Guide To The Most Popular Window Styles

When it comes time to replace your home’s windows, the options can be overwhelming! There is simply an enormous selection of window manufacturers, materials and styles to choose from! If you’ve been looking for help, take a look at our blog to learn more about different window styles, and the best rooms to install them in to maximize their efficiency and functionality!

Double-Hung Windows

When it comes to windows, the first style that comes to most homeowners minds is the double-hung. This is the most commonly installed window style, comprised of two independently moving sashes, which allows the window to open vertically from the top or bottom. This style of window is easy to operate, and widely available at a relatively low price point due to widespread manufacturing. The only issue with this window is that they can be dangerous for children who may accidentally close the window on themselves, although this risk can be mitigated by opening the window from the top rather than the bottom. They are perfect for bedrooms, studies, or other rooms where easy ventilation is needed.

Casement Windows

The casement is arguably the second most popular window design. It offers ease of operation, as it is opened and closed via a crank that allows the window to open horizontally outward. This makes it a safe and easy option for children to use, making it the perfect window for playrooms! Another common application for casements is in kitchens and bathrooms, as a crank operated window is easier to use with wet hands than trying to open a double-hung window!

Awning Windows

Similar to the casement, an awning window is also crank-operated, but rather than opening horizontally outward, it is hinged at the top and opens up-and-outwards. Its design makes it the perfect window to allow in a pleasant breeze during a rainstorm or windy day without allowing debris and moisture into your windows!

Picture Windows

Quite possibly the most simple window design, picture windows simply consist of a fixed sash that doesn’t open or operate in any way. These are most often installed in rooms as an aesthetic piece, allowing in a flood of light into a room that doesn’t need ventilation. They are most commonly installed in hallways or great rooms, or in combination with another style of window that can provide ventilation, such as a double-hung or casement window.

Slider Windows

Another window style that is easy to operate, sliders move horizontally in a track, making them quite possibly the easiest window to operate. This style lends itself well to the same situations where you may want to use a casement, such as in a kitchen or bathroom where you have wet hands and need a window that is easy to operate. Slider windows also tend to be relatively inexpensive thanks to their simple design. The one negative of slider windows is that they tend to accumulate more dirt than and grime than a typical window frame, but frequent cleaning can mitigate the grime that builds up.

Bay & Bow Windows

Finally, we have arrived at the most elegant of all window designs; bay & bow windows. These two window styles are generally the same, but while a bay window has a boxier shape, a bow window has a rounder shape, which generally just involves having one more window included in the unit! The typical construction of a bay window consists of fixed picture windows comprising the center of the piece, flanked by either double-hung or casement windows at the edges of the unit. Bay and Bow windows look fantastic, and they will boost your home’s curb appeal considerably. They also offer a wonderful place to lounge and read while enjoying all of the sunlight that the unit has to offer! Bay and Bow windows are generally installed in living rooms facing towards the street, as they provide a great deal of curb appeal!

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If you’re interested in installing any of the window styles above into your home, our team is ready to assist you! We have an enormous variety of materials, styles, and manufacturers for homeowners to choose from, ensuring you can find the perfect windows for every room in your home! You can reach out to our team today by calling us at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!

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Most Common Roofing Mistakes

Installing a roof is a complicated process.  There are a lot of fine details that need to be kept track of in order to ensure that the roof is installed properly.  A misstep or two along the way could seriously compromise the integrity and longevity of your roof. If you’ve been wondering how you can spot an inexperienced roofer, keep reading our blog to learn about some of the most common roofing mistakes that inexperienced crews make!

Forgetting To Install The Starter Shingles

This is one of the first steps of installing a new roof, and it is vitally important to your roof’s health. Forgetting the starter shingles can result in water finding its way into your roof deck where it can cause significant structural damage. Furthermore, forgetting to install the starter shingles can result in the bottom layer of your shingles blowing away!

Improper Overhang Of Shingles

Another mistake that an inexperienced roofer will make is giving the shingles too much overhang.  While there should be a few millimeters of overhang to help guide water into your gutter system, too much overhang can lead to wind ripping up your shingle system and causing significant damage to your home.

Forgetting The Underlayment

Another mistake that an inexperienced roofer will make is forgetting to install an underlayment below the shingle system.  Underlayments provide important benefits for a roof, as they act as your roofs final line of moisture defense if water finds a way to permeate into your roofing system.

Forgetting Flashing Around Vents and in Valleys

Another installation mistake that inexperienced roofers often make is forgetting to flash around any openings in your roof like vents or your chimney, or within the valleys of your roof, which act as funnels during a rainstorm. Flashing, and counter flashing, help to keep moisture out of the openings in your roof where they could cause significant damage. An inexperienced roofer will often remember to flash around openings, but not in the valleys of your roof, which handle significant amounts of water run-off during storms.

Improper Shingle Installation

The installation issue that most homeowners likely think of is improper shingle installation. This entails a number of different issues, from too much space between shingles, to not enough, to using the wrong number of nails or putting them in incorrect locations. There are many ways to install shingles incorrectly, so be on the lookout for a variety of signs!

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There are plenty of mistakes that can be made when installing shingles, which is why it’s important to work with a roofing professional who knows how to install your roof down to the finest details. If you’re looking for an experienced roofing contractor who can install your roof the right way, our team at Advanced Roofing & Siding is ready to help! We can be reached over the phone at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing installation needs!

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Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Home’s Exterior

When the cold weather has passed and the warmth of spring beckons, it’s time to get outdoors and address some of the issues/damage that the winter season may have created for your home’s exterior. Spring is about restoration and revitalization, and it’s a great time to spruce up, renovate and restore beauty and curb appeal to your home’s exterior in order to make a good first impression. Spring maintenance is something that every homeowner should perform and here are some tips for your home’s exterior.

Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Winter frost can cause debris to become lodged in gutters and downspouts. As a result, cleaning them, especially after the winter season, is key to removing debris and leaves that can rot and attract critters. The frost can also damage the structure of gutters and downspouts and repairing them should be a priority to maintain their proper function, diverting water away from your home and protecting its foundation. Cleaning and repair are also needed to prepare for spring rains.

Reseal Exterior Woodwork

Outdoor structures like wood decks, fences and pergolas are exposed to the elements that can damage their finish. Rain, ice, and heat can cause these structures to become dull and lose their luster or particular varnish. It’s best to re-stain and re-seal your wood structures annually and repair woodwork where needed.

Inspect Roof, Windows, and Doors

Your home’s roofing, doors, and windows are vulnerable to humidity, rain, and extreme temperatures and can suffer deterioration when exposed to the elements. It is wise to visually inspect your roof, windows, and doors in the springtime and identify any damage that could compromise their designed function. Try to spot cracks in windows, scrapes along the floor, missing shingles, deteriorating granules, and blocked vents, and fix these issues found during the inspection.

Paint the Exterior

Spring is the ideal time to take on a paint job because the temperature is more ideal for outdoor labor. Walls and your siding can become dusty, chalky, dull, and the paint will simply fade over time. You may just want to add a fresh touch to your home’s exterior with a new paint color. Choosing the right hue can go a long way to make your home’s exterior beautiful and appealing.

Schedule Air-Conditioning Service

With warmer weather in the spring, it’s essential that your home’s air-conditioning system is in good working condition. HVAC systems accumulate dust and dirt in condensing coils and air filters that impact their efficiency. Cleaning these areas is necessary for operating efficiency and keeping your home cool and increasing the life of your cooling system. Changing the filters is necessary at least once each season.

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If you are unsure about how to perform certain spring maintenance work on the exterior of your home, call the professionals at Advanced Roofing & Siding. Reach out to our team today at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your exterior remodeling needs!

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Benefits of Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has been one of the most popular siding materials in New England for decades, and for good reason.  It is a wonderful siding option that keep homes protected from anything Mother Nature has to throw at them.  If you are interested in learning more about why vinyl siding is such a great option, keeping reading below:

Economical

Vinyl siding is one of the least expensive siding materials to install, because it’s relatively cheap to manufacture and it’s ease of installation means it’s also inexpensive to install. If you are interested in replacing your home’s siding on a budget, vinyl siding is arguably the best choice.

Aesthetics & Customization

If you are interested in finding a siding option that can fulfill a particular aesthetic vision you have in mind for your home, vinyl siding is arguably the best option. Due to the high volume of manufacturers constructing vinyl siding, it is available in an enormous array of finishes and textures, meaning if you have a particular aesthetic vision in mind for your home, vinyl siding is the best choice to fulfill that vision. New vinyl siding looks fantastic, and can certainly boost your home’s curb appeal.

Durable & Weather Resistant

Vinyl siding is highly durable. When properly installed and maintained, vinyl siding can last up to 50 years.  It is weather resistant, with resistance to warping, cracking, and molding.  Additionally, vinyl siding is highly wind resistant, with most basic vinyl siding rated to withstand wind speeds of up to 110mph, making it a fantastic option for those windy Massachusetts days. There are also siding options that are rated to withstand over 200mph winds, meaning your home’s siding will be able to withstand hurricane force winds.

Energy Efficiency

Vinyl siding also has the potential to help improve your home’s energy efficiency.  While basic vinyl siding isn’t a great insulator, it is possible to get insulated vinyl siding that will help protect your home from unwanted energy loss.

Low Maintenance

Finally, vinyl siding is an extremely low maintenance siding option, requiring almost no maintenance after installation. After installation, the most maintenance you will likely need to do to maintain your siding is paint it on occasion if your finish begins to wear away, or wash off any dirt or grime with a hose and a bit of soap or vinegar if any mildew growth is occurring.

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If you are interested in replacing your home’s siding, reach out to our team today to get started! We can be contacted over the phone at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding replacement needs!

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Pros & Cons of Asphalt Shingles

When it comes to roofing materials, none is more universally used than asphalt shingles.  They are the most common roofing material on residential homes in the United States, and for good reason. They offer a variety of benefits for the homeowners who choose to install them. However, like any other roofing material option, they also present their own drawbacks that should be considered before installation.  Take a look at our blog to learn about the pros and cons of asphalt shingles.

Pros:

Longevity: Asphalt shingles have a variable lifespan depending on the quality of the shingles themselves, but generally, they have a competitively long lifespan.  On average, a well-maintained asphalt shingle roof will last from 20-30 years.  However, the highest quality asphalt shingles have been known to last for 50 years or more.

Ease of Installation: Generally, a contractor who installs roofs of any sort is able to install asphalt shingles.  They are one of the easiest roofing materials to install, as they are simpler to install than metal roofing, and far less fragile than slate, which is prone to cracking if you don’t know how to work with the material. This also makes it easy to find another contractor who can make repairs on your roof if need be.

Economical: If you are interested in replacing your roof on a budget, asphalt shingles are certainly your best option. Metal and slate roofing both cost twice as much as your typical asphalt shingle roof, making it the best option if you are interested in replacing your roof for a good price.

Aesthetics: When it comes to style options, no other materials can truly compare to asphalt shingles. Due to the fact that so many manufacturers produce asphalt shingles, they are available an in enormous variety of styles, colors, and even textures. If you have a particular color scheme or aesthetic in mind for your home, asphalt shingles are likely your best bet to fulfill your vision.

Cons:

Environmental Effect: If you are interested in installing a roofing option that offers environmental benefits, there are better options than asphalt roofing. Fossil fuels are used in the manufacturing of asphalt shingles, which immediately hurts their ability to be an environmentally roofing option. Furthermore, asphalt shingles account for about 5% of the United States yearly waste.  With so many shingles being thrown away at the end of their lifespans, it’s hard for asphalt shingles to be a truly green roofing option.  Hopefully as the recycling process gets better, asphalt shingles will become a green option in their own right.

Maintenance: If you are interested in installing a roofing material that you won’t have to think about once its been installed on your home, asphalt shingles are not the best option.  They require periodic maintenance to keep in good shape, from keeping debris cleared from your roof, to ensuring you take care of any moss or algae growth that occurs.

Overall, asphalt shingles are a wonderful roofing option for any home.   While they have a couple of clear drawbacks, they offer so many benefits that make them truly competitive with any other roofing material on the market.  Here at Advanced Roofing & Siding, we are happy to be able to offer our homeowners the Owens Corning line of asphalt shingles.  Owens Corning is one of the premier shingle manufacturers in North America and we are happy to be able to install their wonderful products for our homeowners.

Interested in learning more about asphalt shingles and the services we offer? Reach out to our team today by calling us at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to assisting with all of your roofing needs!

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Best Season To Replace Your Roof

When it comes to roof replacements, there are times that are better for replacing your roof than others.  You may be wondering which season is the best for replacing your roof. Take a look at our guide to learn more about the ideal time to replace your roof:

Winter

As you may have guessed, winter is the worst time to replace a roof, particularly in a snowy climate like New England.  All the snow and ice makes full roof replacements exceedingly difficult, if not downright impossible.  While you may be able to have some spot repairs done on your roof in the winter, if you need a full replacement, you’re better off waiting until the warmer months, when the materials can be properly installed. Sealants in particular won’t work as well in the winter months, and your roof could pay for it later on.

Spring

Spring time is a good time to replace your roof.  If you can set up your appointment early in the spring, you have a better chance of getting your work booked and completed in a timely manner.  For many contractors, the busy season begins around mid-April to May, so if you can book your work for late March or early April, this may be one of your best chances.

Summer

Summer can be a bit of a toss-up when it comes to completing your exterior remodeling projects.  In general, contractors busiest season runs the course of the summer, from roughly April-September, so you may have trouble getting your homes remodeling project completed quickly. Furthermore, extreme heat can make installing a roof just as difficult as frigid mid-winter temperatures.  Both extremes effect the way the sealants set, and although it shouldn’t be a concern on all but the hottest summer days, it can still be a factor to consider.

Fall

Finally, we have arrived at what is arguably the best season to replace your roof, Fall.  There are a few reasons why fall beats out the other seasons, the first of which is that the contractors busy season is typically drawing to a close.  This means that you won’t have to wait for weeks to have your work started, and once your project begins, it will be completed quickly. Another reason Fall is ideal is because of the mild weather.  Unlike early Spring, which has the tendency to be damp from both spring showers and winter precipitation, Fall is generally much drier, and the mild temperatures mean that your roof installation should be ideal for the installation, with your contractors able to work without extreme heat or frigid cold affecting the materials or the contractors themselves. Furthermore, completing your roof replacement before winter rolls around will give you peace of mind that your roof is protected from the New England weather all winter.

Have more questions about replacing your home’s roof? Reach out to our team at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form today! We look forward to helping you with all of your roofing needs!

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Four Signs You Need To Replace Your Windows

Sometimes the signs that your home needs exterior remodeling are obvious. Having a tree limb fall through your roof or break a large portion of your siding will leave you with obvious repairs to make.  However, when it comes to your windows, the signs that you need to replace them can be more subtle, but just as important for the health of your home.  Interested in learning more about some of the signs you may have missed? Check out all of the things you should look out for below!

High Energy Bills

One of the most obvious signs that your windows need to be replaced is when your energy bills seem to be much higher than they should be.  If your windows have a draft, you could be losing a significant amount of heat through them. The easiest way to check is to hold a candle around your window frames. If you see it flickering, you know there is a draft coming through the windows.  If you have particularly old windows, they could be hurting your homes energy efficiency as well.  Windows used to have just a single pane of glass which is not energy efficient at all and is more prone to leaking.  If you have single-pane windows, even if they don’t have a draft, it is likely that you will see improvements in your energy bill just by switching to newer, more energy efficient windows.

Rotting Frames and Leaking Windows

These two issue tend to go hand in hand.  If your windows frames weren’t properly sealed, or even if you just live in high precipitation area, you may face rotting window frames. While you may not be worried about a bit of decay if water isn’t actively leaking into your home, you should replace rotten frames as soon as possible.  While they may be stopping moisture from making its way into your home for the time-being, it will continue to rot and eventually it will begin to either leak moisture into your home, or begin to the damage the walls of your home instead.  What could have been a simple window repair could turn into something far more expensive if left untreated.  Be sure to replace any rotten window frames and leaky windows as soon as possible.

Noise Pollution

Another issue you may face, particularly with old single-pane windows, is noise pollution. If you find the noise coming from the street to be very loud, even when your windows are closed, it is likely that you need to replace your windows.  Not only will replacing your windows improve the noise pollution inside your home, but it is likely that if your windows are letting in large amounts of noise pollution, they are also not as energy efficient as they should be.

Operation

Finally, if you find that you simply cannot open and close your windows easily anymore, it is likely that you need to replace the whole unit. Wood windows in particular tend to accumulate large amounts of moisture in their framework over the years.  If you can’t operate your windows, they won’t be much use to you.  Therefore, replace any windows that you cannot open and close!

Have more questions about replacing your windows? Reach out to our team by calling us at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you today!

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