Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you need replacement windows. Well-made windows can last for decades, but the Lewes elements, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you don’t know if your windows are approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Lewes just survived a severe storm.
Regions that are dealt severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for potential damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to withstand.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leave your home and allow outside air to drift in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other critical repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you conclude if a window with this problem can be fixed with a small amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to save on your power bill
Have you realized that your power bills are unexpectedly steep? 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 require 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 experts can work with you to determine which type of windows would be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Lewes.
- You find condensation between the panes of your window
Although indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could result in window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation captured between the panes of glass can be a sign of an issue. This concern 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—while so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not add in your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you will want your windows to match the new look of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Lewes has a wide array of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these indicators to help decide if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Lewes a call at 302-257-5544 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.