Windows are part and parcel of every home, and other than their aesthetic value to the home, they are also very important to the energy efficiency of the entire home. A window replacement project should therefore be well thought out and executed, to ensure that the right type of windows are chosen and the installation is done both effectively and promptly. But do you have an idea of how to tell whether it’s time to replace your windows?
Draft and comfort problems
If you still have single-pane windows, there is a chance that they may produce uncomfortable drafts, have broken seals, and develop air leaks, which will contribute to a lot of discomfort inside the house. If this is the case, then you have no option but to consider window replacement with more efficient windows, such as double or triple pane windows.
High energy bills
One of the top reasons why homeowners consider window replacement is to cut on their energy bills. The window is an important avenue for either heat gain or heat loss in the home, and if not tended to as required, it can make bills skyrocket through the roof. If you discover that you spend a lot on heating and cooling your home, then you should have a keen look at the window types you currently have, especially if they are old single pane types.
Condensation between panes
Suppose your home has double pane windows and you notice condensation between the panes, it means that the seal is broken and there is a leak. Consequently, the window has lost its insulation capacity and will not be very efficient in helping you save on energy bills. In this case, a replacement is highly encouraged.
When they are more than 20 years old
There is no window designed to last forever, and if your windows have been around for more than 20 years, you should consider replacing them with newer and more energy efficient ones.