How Long Do Windows Last?

Mar 15, 2023

Your windows are one of the most vital components of your home, affecting everything from its interior and exterior appearance to its energy efficiency and security. Buying new windows is a big investment—one that you likely won’t want to make for your home more than once. But how long do home windows last? There are several factors to consider.

The Construction Makes the Difference

The lifespan of a window largely depends on the type of material that it is made of. An estimate of the average lifespan for the most popular materials are as follows:

  • Vinyl – 20-40 years
  • Fiberglass – 20-40 years
  • Wood 30+ years
  • Aluminum – 20-30 years

It is important to note that these are not hard and fast numbers. The only definitive way to determine whether a window is ready to be replaced is by looking out for specific signs, including:

  • Drafts
  • Difficulty opening and closing
  • Difficulty locking securely
  • Excessive noise coming into your home
  • High energy bills
  • Warping and rotting
  • Fading and staining
  • Outdated, unattractive window style

Turn to Hegg Windows & Doors

If you have noticed any of these signs that the expiration date for your windows has come, turn to Hegg Windows & Doors. We are a lauded window contractor that has been providing industry-leading products and world-class service to local homeowners since 1993. We can provide you with a selection of vinyl, fiberglass, and wood windows that are beautifully crafted and designed to last decades in your home.

Contact Hegg Windows & Doors today to learn more about our window selection and to get your project started.