8 Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Windows
It’s not easy trying to determine if it is time to replace your windows, but at some point, even the best quality windows will have to be replaced. For some homeowners, it might be obvious their windows could be draughty and old, but for others, it might not be so obvious. So what are some of the other signs to pick up on? Read the rest of this blog to see if there are any signs you might have missed.
How to Tell If You Need New Windows?
Condensation occurs when moisture forms between the windowpanes if this is happening to your window we suggest you replace your window. Condensation is a telltale sign that your seals have failed. If you are having a problem with a seal, you could replace the panes of glass, but typically the window will need to be replaced. It is often more cost-effective to replace the whole window rather than an individual pane as there can be problems with the frame or installation that could also be causing condensation.
Draughts can be one of the most obvious signs it’s time to replace your windows. It’s also one of the easiest to spot; you might feel a draught from your windows when you close to them, or you might notice higher energy bills.
Energy Bills Are High
Old windows can have a major impact on your home’s insulation which can lead to more expensive energy bills at the end of the month. You can check this the same way you would check for a draught by standing next to it and seeing if it feels colder than the rest of the room. If you are still unable to tell, check if the glass is cold to touch. If it is, you’re more than likely wasting your energy and should start looking for gaps in the frame.
Difficult To Operate
There can be several different reasons why you could be having trouble opening your old windows. The most common problems are the window being painted shut, and the foundations of your home have shifted, and now the window frame can no longer fit in the space properly. There are several other reasons, but in most cases, a new window will solve your problem.
This is point should be taken very seriously because it could be a necessary escape route in case of an emergency.
Lack of Soundproofing
Windows today are designed in a way that reduces sound transfer which makes a big difference to your home if you live near a busy or noisy road. If you can hear noise from outside of your home, it is highly likely your windows are old. If you’re looking for a noise-free house, a new window with special acoustic glazing is the best option.
Cracked Or Broken Window Frame
If you notice a small crack in your window frame, it is not the end of the world, but it is essential to fix the cracks before they spread. However, if the crack spreads, it might be time to replace the window.
Cracked Window Panes
A cracked windowpane is a major issue that needs to be addressed. Unlike cracked window frames, a crack in your windowpane could cause more significant problems to the energy efficiency of your home. This can be fixed, but in most cases, it is just better to replace the window. Especially if your windows are old, it could save you a lot of money in the long run.
Sometimes your windows can work just fine, but you feel like it is time for a change. If you think your home needs a curb appeal boost, we recommend replacing your old, outdated windows with modern replacement windows from Signature.
What’s the Importance of Replacing Failing Windows?
If your energy bill seems like it is rising each month, it is possible your current windows are not functioning as they should be. Replacing them with Signatures Windows can improve the security of your home and also help lower the cost of cooling and heating, which will save you money on your energy bill every month.
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