Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate you need replacement windows. Well-made windows can last for years, but the Casper weather, heavy use 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 approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to replace them:
- Casper just weathered a severe storm.
Regions that are likely to face severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for any signs of damage if they faced weather more intense than what they were designed to withstand.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help warm or cool air to leak out from your home and allow outside air to creep in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also be a sign of other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other critical repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you decide if a window with this problem can be salvaged with a minor amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to save on your utility bill
Have you found that your energy bills are unexpectedly high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your power bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system works overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to determine which type of windows might be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Casper.
- You see condensation between window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could lead to window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation that exists between the panes of glass can reflect an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—since so many other parts of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are doing a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you might want your windows to mirror the new look of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can offer more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Casper has a wide variety of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signs to help decide if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Casper a call at 307-234-1518 or visit our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.