Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you should consider replacement windows. Well-made windows can last for decades, but the Providence elements, wear and tear and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you don’t know if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Providence just survived a severe storm.
Towns that are likely to face severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to withstand.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leave your home and help outside air to sneak in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work harder 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 critical repairs as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you determine if a window with this problem can be repaired with a small amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your utility bill
Have you noticed that your energy bills are abnormally expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your energy bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for energy as your HVAC system has to work overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to find which type of windows would be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Providence.
- You discover condensation between your window panes
Although indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could lead to window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning correctly. However, condensation that exists between the panes of the window can indicate an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or remedied with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—since so many other parts of your home are getting a new look, why not include your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you might want your windows to match the new look of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with bigger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Providence has a wide array of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows reflect your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these signals to help identify if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Providence a call at 508-413-3004 or come into our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.