From opening and closing windows, to getting damaged during a snowstorm, whatever the reason, there comes a time when you need to replace your windows. Your windows were never meant to last forever. Here are seven signs to look out for when replacing your windows.
Your home’s 25 to 30 percent of heating and cooling energy is caused by heat loss and gain through windows. If you notice higher energy bills than usual, your HVAC system might be working harder because your windows are not doing a good job of insulating your home. Rising energy bills are a definite sign to replace your windows.
If you observe frequent condensation on your windows, it might be time to change them as it will block your views and rot the wood. Also, if the condensation is between the two glass panes, this could mean that the window seals have eroded.
If you are troubled by opening or closing the windows, it is a good idea to fix them immediately. The broken windows let in outside air that will increase your energy bills. It can also be unsafe as the windows can slam and break with strong winds, or a thief can enter your home. Don’t forget the hassle of opening and closing the windows daily.
As your windows are exposed to UV rays, wind, rain and freezing temperatures for years, these could damage your windows. If not fixed on time, the damage will only worsen. Also, misaligned windows can create gaps, allowing rodents to enter. It is vital to repair broken windows before they lead to more extensive problems.
Rotting wooden frames is definitely a sign that your windows need a change. The weak wood frame is poor insulation for your home and they need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Old windows can cause a safety problem. The chances of your windows breaking and hurting someone are higher. Run-down windows could discourage buyers from purchasing your house. They can also negatively impact your home’s market value. New windows can instantly boost your house value.
If you hear noise from outside, this is an indication that your windows are poorly manufactured or not properly sealed. Good quality new windows are perfectly sealed so you won’t be disturbed by the outside noises.
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