Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for a long time, but the Annapolis elements, wear and tear 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 near the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to replace them:
- Annapolis just survived a severe storm.
Cities that are prone to severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for potential damage if they faced weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help warm or cool air to leave your home and help outside air to creep in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other critical repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you conclude if a window in this state can be salvaged with a little amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to lower your power bill
Have you realized that your utility bills are abnormally high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your energy bills to skyrocket by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system runs overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to identify which type of windows could be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Annapolis.
- You find condensation between window panes
While indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could result in window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation appearing between the panes of window glass can indicate an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—while so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not consider your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are older, and you are going to want your windows to reflect the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Annapolis has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these signs to help decide if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Annapolis a call at 240-293-1068 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.