Signs That You Need to Replace Your Windows
Deciding when the correct time is to replace your home’s windows isn’t always easy. There are a lot of things to keep track of as a homeowner, when something breaks on the interior or exterior of your home, all of the responsibility falls on you. Windows are one of the most crucial parts of the exterior of your home; they have many essential functions in your home and provide tons of benefits. Windows help keep pests out of your home and keep it ventilated. Your home is more comfortable when it’s well ventilated, plus it can help reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint.
Rising Energy Costs
One of the first clear signs that most homeowners receive that their windows may need to be replaced is the fluctuation of your energy bills. Air leaking through your windows leads to your energy bills rising because they aren’t performing their job well. Old or damaged windows are prone to leaks. You’ll have to crank up your heat, especially high, if you’re losing a good portion of it right through your windows. Modern replacement windows are more energy-efficient compared to windows of the past, so they’re a great investment in your home. Reducing the cost of your heating and cooling will also reduce your carbon footprint and help the planet.
Your Windows Are Creaky
Do you have difficulty opening and closing your windows? Do they make a racket when opening and closing them? These are both signs that it may be time to replace your windows. Old wooden windows are the most prone to creaking and becoming noisy. Outside noise can also be an indicator of this. Hearing every car drive by or every time a neighborhood dog barks can be annoying. Old windows can make it uncomfortable in your home if you live in a noisy neighborhood or near a highway. New windows will provide a tight seal that will keep noise from the outdoors there.
Your Windows Are Just Plain Old
If you lived in your home for many years and know that your windows are old, it’s a clear sign that you’re due for a replacement. The same goes for if you’ve recently moved into a home and noticed that the paint on your windows is chipping. Condensation can be a clear sign that your windows are older and need to be replaced as well. If water is leaking through your windows, so is air, and they aren’t performing as well as they should be.
Now that you know the signs of needing a new window replacement, contact our team at Gehman Design Remodeling if you’re in need of replacement windows. Our team provides window replacements of all types. Contact us today.