Here are some signs that it is time for new windows.

Is It Time To Get New Windows?

December 15th, 2016 by

Here are some signs that it is time for new windows.

Now that winter is here, have you started to notice that certain parts of your house are draftier than usual? It may be that your windows are leaking air and need to be replaced.

A little cold air may not seem like a big deal, but this is a problem that should be addressed quickly. Even small leaks can lead to higher energy bills, and draftiness will only get worse as your home ages, possibly requiring even more costly upgrades.

Here are some signs that it is time to consider new window replacements for a warmer winter:

  • Obvious physical damage. Sometimes, it isn't hard to spot when your windows have problems. There may be noticeable gaps when you close them, due to warping or shifting as your home ages. If the windows have wood frames, they may be rotting or cracking. Another way to identify problems is to look for condensation. This could be a sign of a gap letting cold air in.
  • Higher than normal energy bills. Are you spending more on heat this year? Can it all be explained on the cost of fuel, or the level of your thermostat? It's possible that your windows are leaking more than you thought.
  • You just went through a recent storm. After high winds, rain, snow or hail, it's a good idea to check on your home to make sure there isn't any damage that needs attending to. This includes your windows. They could be corroded or cracked, and may require attention.

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