How often do you pay any mind to your windows? For most people the answer is probably not very often. Unless they break or something goes wrong, most people just assume their windows are in full working order. However, there are a number of reasons you might need replacement windows even if it isn’t immediately apparent.
Your windows look worn out
This is the most obvious reason to replace your windows. Even high quality windows will show the effects of exposure to the elements over time. Freezing temperatures and powerful UV rays from the sun can cause warping and decay. Also, keep an eye out for rot and mold. If you notice any of these problems in your windows, you should consider replacements before the situation gets worse.
Your windows don’t operate fluidly
Most windows are designed to open with relative ease. If it feels like a workout to open your windows, chances are something is not working as intended. Make sure to check the functionality of your windows every so often and make a note of which ones you struggle to open. In some cases, replacement may not be necessary. Repairs can sometimes do the trick.
Your windows are leaking
The clearest sign that your windows are leaking is a noticeable buildup of moisture on the window pane. Leaky windows can lead to more serious damage, especially if your frames are made of wood. Leaks can be caused by poor installation or failed seals. If you notice a leaky window, you should give it your attention as soon as possible.
Your energy bill is too high
If certain places in your home feel cooler than others, it is possible you have a drafty window. During the winter months, drafts let in cold air which makes your heating system has to work overtime to heat your home. This will cause your heating bill to spike. Replacing drafty windows will save you money in the long run.
Your house is loud
If you are constantly being bombarded by the sounds of cars passing or dogs barking, your windows might not be insulating your home from the sounds of the outside world. This can be understandably frustrating. Modern windows have designs to specifically keep out sound waves. If your home is too loud, it might be time for a window replacement.
If any of these issues are noticeable in your windows, don’t hesitate. Visit our window showroom to discuss your window problems and explain what you are looking for to our helpful and experienced staff.