While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show it’s time for replacement windows. Well-made windows can serve you for a long time, but the Murray elements, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to replace them:
- Murray just weathered a severe storm.
Regions that are dealt severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for potential damage if they faced weather more intense than what they were designed to handle.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leak out from your home and help outside air to sneak in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other critical repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you decide if a window with this problem can be salvaged with a minor amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to lower your utility bill
Have you realized that your power bills are unusually steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your energy bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system runs overtime to compensate for 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 might be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Murray.
- You see condensation between window panes
Although indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could result in 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 window glass can indicate an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or remedied with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—when so many other parts of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are older, and you might want your windows to match the new design of your remodeled 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 Murray has a wide variety of window styles to select 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 signals to help determine if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Murray a call at 270-216-5253 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.