With summer in full swing, everyone is talking about home renos. New windows are a great way to cut down on your air conditioning bill, while improving the comfort and look of your home. The question is, how do you know your windows are due for a replacement? Here are four common signs:
1. They Leak
Your window may have air leaks if you are experiencing:
- Inconsistent room temperature
- A whistling sound on windy days
New windows can help ensure your favorite room isn’t too hot or cold and can save you big bucks on your energy bill.
2. Visible Condensation
It is hard to enjoy the beautiful view of your yard through fogged-up windows. Condensation forms on glass when warm, moist air comes in contact with cool, dry air. Where this tends to be a problem with older windows, newer energy-efficient windows are especially good at keeping cold air out and trapping warm air in, reducing window fog.
3. Ongoing Maintenance
The older windows get, the more attention they need. Are you spending all your spare time in hardware stores? Is your window repair guy on speed-dial? Just think—if you invest in new windows, you can spend your time enjoying the view, rather than worrying about maintenance.
4. Signs of Age
Sometimes windows are just old. Over the years, weather can take its toll causing frames to swell and warp. This can interrupt the smooth function of the window. You may also begin to notice wood rot where a buildup of moisture causes the window frame to deteriorate. These are some of the most obvious signs of age.
Time for a Change
Thanks to advancements in technology, there are more window options than ever. Energy-efficient windows improve the style and comfort of your home and help you save money on your heating and cooling bills.
Whether you are currently looking for new windows or just want to see what is available, head over to our website and check out our great selection.
Are there any signs of window aging you have experienced that we haven’t covered here?