5 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Windows
While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate it’s time for replacement windows. Top-notch windows can last for decades, but the Owensboro weather, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Owensboro just survived a severe storm.
Regions that are likely to face severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for any signs of damage if they faced weather stronger than what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to escape your home and allow outside air to creep in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other important repairs as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A professional can also help you decide if a window in this state can be repaired with a little amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your utility bill
Have you found that your power bills are unusually steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your energy bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system runs overtime to make up for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to determine which type of windows would be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Owensboro.
- You discover condensation between window panes
While indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could cause window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning correctly. However, condensation captured between the panes of the window can indicate an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—when so many other elements of your home are getting a new look, why not include your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you might want your windows to reflect the new style of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can add more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Owensboro has a wide selection of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these indicators to help identify if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Owensboro a call at 270-684-3028 or visit our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.