Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate it’s time for replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for years, but the Evansville climate, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Evansville just weathered a severe storm.
Cities that are dealt severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for any signs of damage if they faced weather more intense than what they were designed to handle.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leave your home and cause outside air to drift in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also indicate other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other important repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you determine if a window in this state can be fixed with a minor amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you noticed that your energy bills are abnormally expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your utility bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for power as your HVAC system runs overtime to replace 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 might be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Evansville.
- You discover condensation between window panes
While indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could result in window damage. Spotting condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many situations 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 in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—when so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are older, and you might want your windows to match the new design of your remodeled home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can offer more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Evansville has a wide array of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signals to help decide if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Evansville a call at 812-228-7000 or stop by our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.