Spring is an ideal time to reevaluate the quality of the windows in your home. Of course, like most things that are worth doing, it's not easy. Be that as it may, it's an issue that requires your attention and, if handled accordingly, could save you thousands of dollars while preserving your comfort and piece-of-mind.

To start your evaluation, the pros at Lakeland Building Supply put together a list of ten questions you should ask yourself to get a better idea of where you stand:

  1. Do your windows still compliment your home?
  2. Do your windows let in outside elements like rainwater or melted snow?
  3. Do your windows filter out noise?
  4. Do you feel warm or cool spots around your windows?
  5. Is there peeling paint around the exterior of your windows?
  6. Do you feel draft by your windows?
  7. Is there frost and ice buildup around your window panes?
  8. Is the wood around your window frames soft?
  9. Has the caulk or seal of your window greatly diminished?
  10. Do your windows open and close very easily?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be due for a replacement. While this may seem bad for your checkbook, it's not. In fact, it will save you money in the long-haul. According to www.greenliving.com, "Energy Star estimates that homeowners can save at least $27 a year by replacing their windows. If you have single-pane windows, replacing them with Energy Star-qualified products will save you between $126 and $465 a year, depending on the number of windows you replace and where in the United States you live."

You'll also receive a 10% tax-credit for installing energy-efficient windows in your home! See, it's not that bad.


For more information on these exciting benefits, call Lakeland Building Supply to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable Customer Support Rep. Of course, the call is free and so is the consultation!