Windows are maybe one of the most underrated features of a house. You just expect that they’re there and that everything is fine. But did you know that windows need to be replaced, even if the window looks fine. Pay attention to the following signals to find out if your windows need replacing.
When you’ve double- or triple-paned windows this is a sign you should pay attention to. If you’ve fogged windows, it’s time to replace them why? There is condensation trapped between the windowpanes which is most likely caused by an opening or hole that is barely noticeable to you.
If your house has wooden windows, changes are that excess moisture causes your windowframe to rot on the outside. How do you know if that’s the case? If it feels soft to the touch or you can push your thumb through the frame: it’s rotten, so time to replace the window.
If you feel cold drafts getting from the window into your house and they aren’t coming from the vents. It’s time to consider new windows. Nobody want to live in a draft house, right?
High Energy Bills
About 40% of recurring household cost go to heating and/or air conditioning your house. If your energy bills have increase and you haven’t made any changes to the way you heat or cool your home? Your windows can be the problem.
Most (quality) windows last between 15 and 20 years and most (vinyl) windows have a guaranty of 20 – 25 years. You recognize one or more of the signs? Then it’s time to hire a window replacement/repair company. Don’t wait too long, because before you know it you have bigger problems than just replacing a window. Fixing and/or replacing your windows isn’t a DIY project, so make sure you pick the best.