How Long Should Replacement Windows Last?

Dec 23, 2019

When you get replacement windows in Carlsbad, CA, it takes time, effort, and quite a monetary investment. You will want just the right windows and once you order them, it will take installers a day or maybe two to put the onto your house. Since it’s a large project, you likely don’t want to have to go through it very often—or ever again. How long do replacement windows last today? Do you have to budget for the project again and when? Here are some of the answers you might be looking for.

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Modern windows are very high in quality, even if you get standard windows. If you are careful to get quality materials from manufacturers that have a good track record, windows can last 3-40 years. Most last at least 20-25 years. If you take care of your new windows in the right manner, they can last even longer. With any luck, even if you stay in that house forever, you won’t have to replace the windows again. If you do, it’ll be decades down the road.

Vinyl replacement windows don’t take much upkeep, but if you do a few little things here and there, they can last more like that 30-40-year range instead of 20-25 years. Dust them when you are dusting the rest of the house, so the dust and debris doesn’t build up on the windows and hurt their appearance or operations. You might want to deep clean them once a year or so as well. Vacuum the tracks and use glass cleaner on the interior and exterior of the windows. You might want to lubricate the tracks if they have them at that time as well.

If your windows need repairs down the road, it is best to get those done sooner rather than later so the problem doesn’t get worse and so the windows will last longer. The professionals who installed them know how to work with them and can help you if repair needs pop up in the future.

You will also want to protect your windows as best you can so kids, pets, or clumsy adults in the house can’t damage them. Hand some window treatments to prevent scratches and set rules about throwing things in the house to help protect them.

Another key to making your replacement windows in Carlsbad, CA last as long as possible is having them installed by professionals in the first place. When you work with Window Solutions, there are no worries about the standards of the installation. You get the windows you need and the best possible installation to complete the process. Give us a call at (619) 258-0515 and we can talk to you further about how long you can expect particular windows to last and what you can do to stretch their time on your home even further. You can stop by our showroom as well and take a look at samples of the windows you might consider at 11632 Riverside Dr. Lakeside, CA 92040.

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