Have you ever wondered to yourself, “how efficient are my windows?” Odds are, the effectiveness of your windows isn’t the first thing on your mind. Add in the fact that they deteriorate at an extremely slow rate, and you probably won’t even notice that your windows have slowly lost their luster. Fortunately, there are many signs that indicate the right time for you to change your windows, and understanding them can save you a boatload of money. Why work harder when you can work smarter? Here are a few signs it’s time to replace your windows. 

Having Trouble Opening and Closing

One of the first signs of trouble is problems with opening and closing your windows. When your windows start to lose balance or when mold and rot begin to take their course, your window becomes much more difficult to operate. Sometimes windows get stuck in different positions, which can create leaking issues for your home. If you start having problems with opening and closing, be on the lookout for other signs of trouble.

Growing Electric Bills  

Ever notice that your electric bill is much higher than it used to be? A gradual increase in your energy bills can be a sign that your windows are not operating properly. Drafty windows let in more of the outside air, forcing your HVAC system to work extra hard. On top of that, single-pane windows are a thing of the past, and if you still have these, they’re likely nearing the end of their life cycle. This means you could be facing the double whammy of having outdated AND inefficient windows, a combination that could be losing you hundreds of dollars every year. 

You Hear EVERYTHING

Your windows won’t block out every possible sound, so you might occasionally hear a yell, honk, or some other loud noise that penetrates your window glass. But, if you start to know a bit more than you’d like about your neighbors, or if it seems like the train nearby is right in your backyard, you could be hearing your windows cry for help. 

Double or triple-pane windows provide superb sound deadening and are the most energy-efficient windows you can find today. Be sure to upgrade, especially if you still have single-pane windows.

Couch Lacking its Luster

Are you starting to feel like your couch is losing its color? If it’s located in the sun, your couch, floors, and other home decor items could be suffering from the effects of an outdated window. Remember those single-pane windows we mentioned earlier? Older windows like these suffer from a lack of protection from the sun’s UV rays. Modern windows have low-emissivity glass, which keeps the sun’s rays from ruining your new couch. Consider upgrading your windows to keep your furniture looking as good as new.

Damaged Windows

Playing ball with the kids outdoors is always fun, but sometimes those little ones aren’t always the most accurate when it comes to thrwoing. If you have damaged windows from an errant throw, or if you live in a location with heavy storms, you want to be proactive to keep the elements from entering your home.

Condensation or Fog

Condensation is a big sign that it’s time to replace your windows. This usually means that the seals on your window frames are failing, and the air is escaping. If you notice your window is starting to “sweat” more, even in the absence of visible damage, you should start to think about looking for a new window.

Broken Glass

Fixing your broken glass windows is a must, especially if you live in locations with harsh weather conditions. Broken windows might let in dirty rainwater from storms, and their weakened structure means they can even fail in extreme weather. Catastrophes like this are avoidable when homeowners proactively address their broken windows.

That Sweet, Sweet Curb Appeal

Let’s face it, with a beautiful home, who wouldn’t want to flaunt their investment? Just look at the difference a new window replacement can have:

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Upgrade Your Windows Today!

If anything you just read sounds familiar, you should take these signs to improve the condition of your windows. If you need window replacement and installation from industry professionals, look no further than Rosenello’s Windows. We have more than three decades of experience with custom-made windows in a broad range of styles and a wide range of other home improvement jobs. From siding, roofing, and patio door installation, Roselleno’s Windows has you covered — contact us today to get started!