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Are alenco windows warranteed?

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How often should windows be replaced?

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  • Most windows have a lifespan of between 15 and 50 years.
  • Vinyl windows typically last between 20 and 40 years.
  • Wood windows should last for about 30 years.
  • Aluminum windows generally last about 15 to 20 years.
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How can I tell when it's time to replace windows?

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Look for these tell-tale signs that your windows are wearing out:
  • Condensation forms on the inside of the window.
  • The sash or outer frame is damaged or warped.
  • The age of the windows compromises the value of the home.
  • The home feels drafty or the electric bill is increasing for no other reason, indicating the windows have shrunk or no longer close properly.
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Can windows be self-installed or is it better to use a window company?

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Depending on your skill level, the number of windows you're replacing, and how much time you have, you can install windows on your own. However, it's typically easier to hire a professional window installer, who will have the right tools and experience. Plus, should something go awry, the installer will know what to do....Read More

Can replacing windows save money on a heating bill?

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Yes. Replacing single-paned glass windows with double- or triple-paned options provides better insulation, keeping the home's temperature regulated. However, the higher cost of purchasing and installing the new windows will cut into the energy bill savings....Read More