Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?

Ah, the dreaded question: has the time come to replace your home’s windows? Don’t know for sure? We can help you figure that out! Here at R&M Quality Windows & Doors, our business centers around the windows and doors of Pleasanton, CA, and the surrounding cities. And, we know that homeowners do not always know when to replace their current window (aside from the cliché baseball-through-the-window situation). But, there are clear signs that the time has come to replace your windows—so let’s review them together.

  1. The obvious: you hate your current windows
    Ok, this is the clearest sign the time has come to replace your current windows. There is such comfort in sitting down inside your home and gazing through windows you love at your yard, patio, scenery—but you can’t enjoy it if you hate your windows or simply do not have the views you need to enjoy them!
  2. Your windows are painted shut
    Believe it or not, this is really common in old homes. Not only does an inoperable window decrease your home’s airflow, a painted-shut window presents a safety hazard for anyone staying in your home. Should you ever need your window to work (in the event of an intruder, a fire or gas leak)—you will find yourself trapped. Not good. Get these windows replaced!
  3. Do you insulate them with plastic?
    This is an old trick to keep out excessive heat or cold. But, well-made, new replacement windows will not require this type of jerry-rigging.
  4. How noisy is your neighborhood?
    Never mind how noisy the neighborhood is—it shouldn’t matter. New replacement windows with R&M will shut-out the noise you don’t want to hear (from the elementary school, airport, block parties, sirens, etc.). Wouldn’t that be nice?
  5. Stubbornness is NOT a good window quality
    If you have to, say, press your body weight onto a window to get it to close or throw-out your back in an attempt to open it/them—it is time to replace. Think about it: what if you don’t have the time to “work” the window open (in case of a fire or intruder)? Also, a window that is very difficult to close or open could also be an indication of a window that will not lock properly—another safety risk you do not need in your life.
  6. Your current windows are not top of the line…
    There are many great manufacturers out there. And, there are some not-so-great. Here at R&M, we use the best in the industry:
  • AG Millworks
  • Amerimax
  • Milgard
  • Ply Gem
  • Simonton
  • YD Window, Inc.

  1. Not enough light
    Exposure to natural light has been linked to all sorts of health benefits, ranging from good cholesterol to anti-depression effects. If your home feels gloomy, closed-off, or dungeon-like, let’s fix it and open it up with more light!

We hope this helps you in your decision to replace/not replace your windows. If you have any questions or concerns, you can check Pleasanton, CA windows replacement or don’t hesitate to give R&M Quality Windows & Doors a call! We are happy to get started with you whenever you’re ready!


R & M Quality Windows & Doors / 5588 Central Ave. #A Newark, CA 94560 / (510) 796.0100