Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you should consider replacement windows. Well-made windows can serve you for a long time, but the Greensboro elements, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of all of your home’s windows. If you don’t know if your windows are approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Greensboro just survived a severe storm.
Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for possible damage if they faced weather stronger than what they were designed to handle.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leak out from your home and allow outside air to drift in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also be a sign of other issues, such as needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other necessary repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you decide if such a window can be salvaged with a little amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to lower your energy bill
Have you noticed that your utility bills are unexpectedly steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your energy bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system has to work overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to find which type of windows could be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Greensboro.
- You discover condensation between your window panes
Although indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could lead to window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation captured between the panes of glass can indicate an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or remedied with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—when so many other aspects of your home are getting a facelift, why not include your windows? If you are doing a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you are going to want your windows to reflect the new look of your renovated 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 Greensboro has a wide selection of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows reflect your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these signs to help decide if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Greensboro a call at 336-203-0576 or visit our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.