Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate it’s time for replacement windows. Well-made windows can serve you for years, but the Fall River elements, heavy use 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 approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to replace them:
- Fall River just weathered a severe storm.
Regions that are dealt severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to escape your home and allow outside air to creep in. Window drafts push 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 be a sign of other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you decide if such a window can be repaired with a little amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you realized that your utility bills are unusually steep? 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 energy as your HVAC system has to work overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window professionals can work with you to determine which type of windows might be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Fall River.
- You discover condensation between the panes of your window
Even though indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could lead to window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation that exists between the panes of glass can indicate an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—since so many other parts of your home are getting a facelift, why not add in your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are worn down, and you might want your windows to reflect the new look of your remodeled home. If you are replacing your windows with bigger panes of glass, they can add more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Fall River has a wide variety of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these signs to help identify if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Fall River a call at 508-939-3464 or visit our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.