Is It Time To Replace Your Windows?
What Are The Signs It’s Time To Replace My Windows?
Have you ever wondered to yourself, “How efficient are my windows?” Odds are, the effectiveness of your window isn’t the first thing on your mind. Add in the fact that they deteriorate at an extremely slow rate, and you probably won’t even notice that your window have slowly lost their luster. Fortunately, there are many signs that indicate the right time for you to change your window, and understanding them can save you a boatload of money. Why work harder when you can work smarter?
Here are a few signs it’s time to replace your window.
Having Trouble Opening And Closing
One of the first signs of trouble is problems with opening and closing your window. When your window start to lose balance or when mold and rot begin to take their course, your window becomes much more difficult to operate. Sometimes window get stuck in different positions, which can create leaking issues for your home. If you start having problems with opening and closing, be on the lookout for other signs of trouble.
Growing Electric Bills
Ever notice that your electric bill is much higher than it used to be? A gradual increase in your energy bills can be a sign that your window are not operating properly. Drafty window let in more of the outside air, forcing your HVAC system to work extra hard. On top of that, single-pane window are a thing of the past, and if you still have these, they’re likely nearing the end of their life cycle. This means you could be facing the double whammy of having outdated AND inefficient window, a combination that could be losing you hundreds of dollars every year.
You Hear EVERYTHING
Your window won’t block out every possible sound, so you might occasionally hear a yell, honk, or some other loud noise that penetrates your window glass. But, if you start to know a bit more than you’d like about your neighbors, or if it seems like the train nearby is right in your backyard, you could be hearing your window cry for help.
Double or triple-pane window provide superb sound deadening and are the most energy-efficient window you can find today. Be sure to upgrade, especially if you still have single-pane window.
Couch Lacking Luster
Are you starting to feel like your couch is losing its color? If it’s located in the sun, your couch, floors, and other home decor items could be suffering from the effects of an outdated window. Remember those single-pane window we mentioned earlier? Older window like these suffer from a lack of protection from the sun’s UV rays. Modern window have low-emissivity glass, which keeps the sun’s rays from ruining your new couch. Consider upgrading your window to keep your furniture looking as good as new.
Playing ball with the kids outdoors is always fun, but sometimes those little ones aren’t always the most accurate when it comes to throwing. If you have damaged window from an errant throw, or if you live in a location with heavy storms, you want to be proactive to keep the elements from entering your home.
Condensation Or Fog
Condensation is a big sign that it’s time to replace your window. This usually means that the seals on your window frames are failing, and the air is escaping. If you notice your window is starting to “sweat” more, even in the absence of visible damage, you should start to think about looking for a new window.
Fixing your broken glass window is a must, especially if you live in locations with harsh weather conditions. Broken window might let in dirty rainwater from storms, and their weakened structure means they can even fail in extreme weather. Catastrophes like this are avoidable when homeowners proactively address their broken window.
That Sweet, Sweet Curb Appeal
Let’s face it, with a beautiful home, who wouldn’t want to flaunt their investment? Just look at the difference a new window replacement can have:
Upgrade Your Windows Today!
If anything you just read sounds familiar, you should take these signs to improve the condition of your window. If you need window replacement and installation from industry professionals, look no further than Rosenello’s Windows. We have more than three decades of experience with custom-made windows in a broad range of styles and a wide range of other home improvement jobs. From siding, roofing, and patio door installation, Roselleno’s Windows has you covered — contact us today to get started!