5 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Windows
Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you need replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for a long time, but the West Springfield climate, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of all of your home’s windows. If you are unsure if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- West Springfield just weathered a severe storm.
Regions that are dealt severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they faced weather stronger than what they were designed to bear.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leak out from your home and help outside air to drift in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also be a sign of other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other necessary repairs as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you decide if such a window can be fixed with a minor amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your utility bill
Have you noticed that your power bills are unusually steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your power bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for energy as your HVAC system works overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to determine which type of windows could be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in West Springfield.
- You find condensation between your window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could result in window damage. Spotting condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation appearing between the panes of glass can be a sign of an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—since so many other elements of your home are getting a facelift, why not add in your windows? If you are doing a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you are going to want your windows to mirror the new style of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can bring more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of West Springfield has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these signals to help identify if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of West Springfield a call at (413) 561-7599 or visit our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.