Millers Inc. is your local window installer offering a wide range of replacement windows in many styles and colors to match with your home’s unique style and fit comfortably within your budget. We strive to maintain positive relationships with the industry’s best window manufacturers so we can offer you the best quality materials, products, and warranties. Millers strives to always provide you with only the best, including the best customer service. We will work with you to make sure the window installation process goes smoothly and offer you peace of mind.
Whatever the reasoning behind your decision to get new home windows, whether it be for aesthetic purposes, greater energy efficiency or simply greater comfort, Millers can help you through the process. For more information on residential window replacement services from Millers, call us or fill out the form below to schedule a free estimate.
Signs Your Windows Need Replacement
If you’re thinking about replacing your windows but aren’t sure if your windows need replacing just yet, take a look at this list we put together of signs to watch out for that it’s probably time to replace your windows.
4 Signs that your residential windows may need to be replaced:
- Your windows are difficult to open and close – If your windows are difficult to open and close this could be a sure sign that it is time to replace them. When windows are new they glide easily on their hinges or rollers allowing for smooth operation. As windows age (and especially with poor maintenance) friction begins to build in the mechanics that allow your windows to open and close. If you are having this problem, and it can not be resolved with cleaning, it is probably time to think about a window replacement.
- Drafts are coming in from around windows – If you are noticing drafts entering your home around your windows this is likely either because your windows were not sufficiently energy efficient to begin with or they have warped over time. As window age, they tend to warp and move out of alignment. Whichever the reason for your drafty windows, they likely need to be replaced with new home windows.
- You notice condensation on the glass panes -Condensation buildup on your window glass could be an indication of improper window insulation or fit. Without proper double pane insulated windows, you are likely to develop problems with fog, condensation or haziness.
- The paint on your windowsill is peeling or chipping – Peeling on your windowsill is generally caused by an excess of moisture and water sitting on the paint. This can be caused by poorly sealed framing that allows water to build up and damage the coatings. Poorly sealed or damaged window framings can lead to greater problems if not taken care of quickly and effectively
If you are noticing any of these signs that your windows may be damaged and need replacing contact Millers for a free estimate.
Some Tips to Consider When Replacing Windows in Your Home
Things to Consider when choosing new window styles
Replacing your windows is the perfect time to think about increasing functionality and optimizing the appearance of your home. There is a lot of thought and consideration that should go into the selection of window styles for your home window replacement. Here’s a short list of things to consider while looking at window styles for your upcoming window replacement.
Convenience – Shopping for new windows is the perfect time to upgrade the functionality of your home. Chose a window design that can be opened easily and with one hand if you’re going to be reaching in tight conditions or locations that you would have to be reaching over a table or counter to get to.
Consider your window cleaning. Some window designs allow for easy release and tilt in options for easy cleaning of outside panes.
Privacy – Privacy can be a major concern for bathroom and entryway windows. For locations where added privacy is a top priority consider privacy or obscure glass options. These options provide the privacy you need while still allowing the natural light benefits that a window adds to your home.
Curb appeal – Aside from the type of house you own, windows and doors contribute the largest impact to curb appeal. Choose windows that are going to complement the structure and design of your home for the side of your home that can be viewed from the street.
Safety – Safety and security is a concern for all homeowners. We all want to feel safe and comfortable in our own homes so it is wise to choose window designs that can help accomplish this goal. For first floor rooms, consider picture and awning or casement windows as these are very difficult to pry open from the outside when locked. Tempered glass could be a viable option for you if you are concerned about small children hurting themselves of shattered glass. Tempered glass is extremely strong and when it does break, it shatters into small pebble-like pieces without sharp edges.
Millers takes safety very seriously but believes that safety should not have to be at the expense of privacy, convenience and aesthetic. This is why we have partnered with Wincore to be able to offer high impact resistance windows that eliminate the need to install bars over your windows while providing you with all the security bars provide.
There are, of course, many other things to consider when choosing window styles for your home and the professionals a Millers are happy to help you through the decision making process.
Window Styles from Millers
Awning windows are hinged on the top and open outwards. This design provides for ventilation while preventing rain or falling debris from entering your home. Awning windows are great to basements, high wall installation or to pair with large windows that do not open.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and Bow windows are composed of three or more glass panels that extend out and away from your home. This gives a dramatic appearance to the interior and exterior of your home while providing a more spacious feel.
Casement windows consist of a single pane with hinges on the sides so that the window opens like a door. These windows can be especially nice for tight interior spaces or a long reach as they can be opened with a one handed crank
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are sliding windows that can be opened from the bottom or top sash. These are quite popular with homeowners since they don’t protrude and can be easily installed over walkways. Millers double hung windows are also equipped with an inward tilt for easy cleaning
Horizontal sliders work similarly to the double hung window style. Horizontal sliding windows are a favorite for contemporary style homes and do not protrude outwards when opened so they these are excellent to place over walkways
Picture windows are fixed windows that do not open. These types of windows work particularly well in areas that natural light is desired but ventilation is not an issue. Insulated glass is generally the best option for greater performance and added comfort to the home for picture windows.