5 Reasons to Start Planning Now for a Spring Window Replacement


Winter is just around the corner and the time for replacing windows before winter is coming to a close. Now is the perfect time to start planning for springtime window replacement. Let us help choose the perfect Simonton windows for your home’s new appearance. We have some pretty amazing Simonton Reflections 5500 vinyl double hung windows that are sure to transform the appearance of your home in addition to other impressive benefits. Here are five reasons to start planning now for window replacement next spring.

  • Defective Windows – Many homeowners choose to replace windows because their existing windows have layers of paint that have sealed the windows shut. Some windows simply seize up and don’t work properly over time or the locks have become difficult or impossible to work.
  • Aesthetically Appealing – Looks may not mean everything, but they definitely hold some power over homeowners who appreciate the ability to keep their home looking good. And our Simonton windows absolutely look good. We have access to the entire line of Simonton windows, and we would love to show you many of the options we have available in our showroom in Palatine.
  • Energy Efficiency – Windows that are more than 10 years old aren’t as energy efficient as models we have access to these days. Simonton Reflections 5500 windows are available triple paned glass to ensure top notch energy efficiency.
  • Safety – Windows older than 1978 could have hidden dangers that many homeowners don’t consider at first. They could have layers of lead based paint hiding below layers of latex paint. Hiding or covering lead based paint doesn’t remove it or the danger it poses to your family and pets. Many older windows are also single paned without any type of protective covering, so if they break, glass flies everywhere, putting your family at risk of being cut.
  • Noise Reduction – Exterior noises need to stay outside. No one wants to hear the constant hum of traffic while they’re sleeping, reading, watching television, or otherwise trying to relax at home. Single paned windows cannot reduce sound because they do not have any type of dampening material to absorb sound waves. Our Simonton 5500 triple paned windows are filled with Argon gas to help absorb sound.

Window Replacement

The decision to replace all of the windows in your home isn’t one that can be made lightly. We understand that you must do several months of research and planning before you settle on the perfect windows or window installers. The window installers here at Lake Cook Exteriors enjoy working with homeowners like you throughout the year to improve the appearance and energy efficiency of your home.

Our more-than-25 years of experience makes us the best choice for window replacement in Palatine and the surrounding areas. We would love to show you around our showroom at 50 East Palatine Road. We have several impressive windows in our showroom and will order any shape or size you need to create the perfect appearance and improve the curb appeal of your home.