Having well-insulated windows will protect your home and family from overusing your air conditioner or heat throughout the year. A question we commonly get asked is “how do I know if I need to replace my windows?” Besides the most visible signs such as water leaks or cracked glass, there are other warning signs your windows need to be replaced.
If you’re finding yourself increasing the heating during the cold, this could be a clear sign that cold air is escaping your home. Additionally, if you notice cold air as you walk past the windows, then you will need to replace your windows. There are other reasons why your windows are drafty, including poor installations and broken seals.
Single Pane Windows.
There are still older homes that have single pane windows. Double or triple contains extra insulation which will not only protect your home but also helps your heating system to work less and as a result, saves you money.
Struggling to Open the Windows.
If you are finding it hard to open your windows each year, it’s not you, but your windows. This is due to moisture settling in your windows which cause it to swell, which over time, you will find it harder to open and close your windows. Don’t postpone this issue and contact your local window professional to fix the problem.
Increased utility bills.
Have you noticed your utility bills have skyrocketed compared to last year? Chances are, your HVAC system is working much harder than it needs to be, and this is due to your old, leaky windows that are allowing a significant amount of air (and vice-versa).
Are you having trouble sleeping due to the noise coming from the outside? Improper insulation and cracks are issues you should not ignore. Replace the windows before the costly damages increases.