Windows, no matter what they are made of, doesn’t last forever. Although some manufacturer says that their brand could last for a lifetime, there’s no guarantee that it can stand the test of time.
Just like any other component of your house, windows can only last for certain number of years or so. Aluminum windows can last between 15 and 20 years while the wooden windows can last up to 30 long years. Window glazing can reach 10 plus years and vinyl windows have a minimum of 20 years and could last up to 40 years.
Please take note that the mentioned number of years varies with the usage, weather condition or climate exposure, routine care or maintenance and the quality of materials used. In some cases, windows that are expected to last for more than 50 years or so can break down in a couple of years because of improper use or human fault and/or error.
Tips To Prolong Life and Get the Most Out of New Windows
If ever it’s your first time to shop new windows for your home, you should buy the ones that can stand the kind of weather or climate where your house is located. For example, you don’t want to buy wooden windows if you are living under a humid or rainy climate.
If you have no idea what to buy for your home, calling someone who is knowledgeable about windows is your best option. You can ask around your neighborhood or you can call Parker Window Screens to ask about the service life expectancy of different types of windows, as well as what warranties apply to these products.