5 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Windows
Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you need replacement windows. High-quality windows can serve you for a long time, but the Victoria weather, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you are unsure if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Victoria just weathered a severe storm.
Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for any signs of damage if they experienced 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 help outside air to drift in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also be a sign of other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other important repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A professional can also help you determine if a window with this problem can be repaired with a little amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your power bill
Have you realized that your utility bills are unexpectedly expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your utility bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause 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 professionals can work with you to identify which type of windows would be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Victoria.
- You find condensation between your window panes
Although indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could cause window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning correctly. However, condensation captured between the panes of window glass can be a sign of an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—since 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 design of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with bigger panes of glass, they can offer more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Victoria has a wide variety of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these indicators to help decide if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Victoria a call at 250-475-1277 or visit our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.