Windows are a prominent feature of your home. However, they are not only highly visible, your windows also have a big influence on your home’s energy bill and even your quality of life. As a property owner, you should keep on the lookout for these tell-tale signs that your windows need replacement. When you notice one or more of these signs, it’s time to call your local window experts at Economy Glass for an evaluation and recommendation on your window replacement.
Here’s what you should look for:
1. Damaged Windows and/or Frames
It should come as no surprise that one of the major signs that your windows need replacement is damaged windows or frames. If your wooden window frames are cracked or warped due to exposure to the elements, this damage may affect your ability to open and close your windows. In addition, the seal may not function property as a result of damage.
Other signs of damage include cracked windows, leaking windows or condensation that appears in between window panes. If you notice any of these signs of damage, you should get your windows checked so that you can make the appropriate decisions regarding repair or replacement.
Older windows tend to show more signs of damage. This is only natural as they’ve put up with the elements for much longer. The other issue is that older windows aren’t built the same way as new ones. Newer windows are more resistant to the elements, meaning you can expect them to last a long while.
2. Trouble with Window Operation
The second sign of trouble is trouble with window operation. If your windows no longer stay open, or even open or close properly, you have a window operation problem. When these troubles arise, you may have a difficult time cleaning your windows or using them as you please. Sometimes windows become stuck due to the swelling of wooden window frames. Other times, years of use or paint can also cause trouble with the functioning of the windows.
3. A High Energy Bill
Windows with poor insulation can cause astronomically high energy bills. If you’d like to lower your energy bill, new, better windows are a great way to get started. With the technology available today, windows now allow less and less exchange of cold or warm air between the exterior and interior of your home. The better the insulation, the less your heating and cooling system have to work, saving you money.
4. Noise Issues
Is it noisy in your home? If you notice the rattle of windows or excessive noise when a truck drives down your street, your windows may be to blame. Today’s technology allows you to enjoy improved windows that act as a sound barrier between your home and the outside. If you’re ready to enjoy a quieter home, consider replacing your windows.
5. It’s Time for a Makeover
Aesthetics are a valid reason for replacing your home’s windows, especially if you’re already planning an exterior renovation project. Today’s modern windows offer many different styles and designs. Choose from natural wood windows, synthetic material windows and many different colors and styles. Since windows are such a prominent feature on your home, changing them will make a big difference.
If your windows need replacement, you’ll want to make sure your investment is well-placed. While replacing windows is a big project, the rewards are many. A lower energy bill, more attractive curbside and improved function are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy.
Economy Glass is your local specialist in windows. Call us for an evaluation and estimate on replacing the windows on your property! We look forward to serving you.