Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate you should consider replacement windows. Well-made windows can withstand the elements for a long time, but the Jackson weather, wear and tear and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you don’t know if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Jackson just weathered a severe storm.
Regions that are prone to severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for any signs of damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to withstand.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leak out from your home and cause outside air to drift in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also indicate other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you decide if a window in this state can be salvaged with a little amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your utility bill
Have you noticed that your power bills are unexpectedly expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your utility bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for power as your HVAC system works overtime to make up for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to identify which type of windows could be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Jackson.
- You see condensation between window panes
While indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could result in window damage. Spotting condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning correctly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of the window can be a sign of an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—when so many other parts of your home are getting a new look, why not add in your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are older, and you might want your windows to reflect the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can add more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Jackson has a wide selection of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these indicators to help identify if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Jackson a call at 307-733-0535 or visit our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.