One of the most obvious signs is when the frames begin to rot away leading to water leaking in. If this is left unattended then the water underneath can begin to mold causing health problems as well. Another common problem with rotting frames is that the windows are much more difficult to open and close and they do not seal correctly. There is also the fact that older windows have much less curb appeal than newer windows. If you do not have the budget to do an entire exterior renovation then newer windows can drastically increase your homes curb appeal.2. Condensation
Condensation can occur on the inside of windows due to variations in heat and moisture in the home which is not alarming. However, if condensation is occurring in between the window panels then moisture from the outside is trying to come in through the windows. It is possible that your window seals have broken.3. Increase In Heat Bills
Poor windows are one of the leading causes of lost heat in a home leading to increased energy costs each month. Do you notice that it is very cold when you go near the window and especially cool when you touch the window? Then it is likely that heat is escaping out of your windows and cold air is coming in. The investment to replace you windows will pay off over time as you will see an increase in savings from your monthly utility costs. Window replacement is especially vital in places like Alberta due to our cold winters.4. Single Pane Windows
If you house has single pane windows there is a good chance they are over 40 years old as most windows in today’s standard require double or triple pane glass. Single pane windows do not insulate well and can unsafe as well. Replacement parts for single pane windows are typically much harder to find as well.5. Windows are not Sound Proof
Windows should provide insulation not only from heat and cold, but also from sound. If you are hearing enough outside noise from your windows, they are not likely providing the acoustic insulation they should be. It may be worth looking int
Not only do new windows make your home more comfortable, they provide a great selling point if you plan to sell in the near future. If you have any more questions when it come to window replacement or exterior renovations in Edmonton and area or Red Deer and area please contact us at MCM Home.