Is It Time to Replace My Windows?

Even the most diligent homeowner will come to the point when it’s time to replace their windows. It can be tricky to know when you need new windows, though. What are signs that your windows are in ill health? To find out, you’ll need to understand what causes window damage in the first place and which parts of your windows are most susceptible to damage. If you notice any of these signs below it may be time to start looking into replacement window options.

 

High Energy Bills

Windows are often the largest source of air leakage in an older home. The age of your house might be one clue to this leakiness. Also, when you experience high energy bills, it is typically time to check for draughty windows.

A good way to reduce your heating bill is by window weather stripping and capping. This process seals off leaks and replaces old windows with energy-efficient windows. Replacing windows can be expensive but it also reduces your heating bill tremendously by reducing the amount of heat loss from your home.

 

Condensation Buildup

Condensation buildup, also known as water between the double panes, is a major problem with many windows. If you have this moisture problem in your home, it may be caused by areas of your windows that are deteriorated. Windows are made up of many different materials that all have unique levels of permeability for airflow. You may need a new window installation to correct the faults.

Moreso, windows are the most important part of your home when it comes to heat loss. They allow heat to escape and cold air to enter your home. If your windows are drafty, they can also cause condensation buildup on the inside which can lead to mold growth. More reasons why it is important to replace faulty ones.

 

Increased Noise Level

One additional sign of poor quality windows is a noise level increase in your home. This can be a result of two things, one is the quality of the window and the amount of maintenance that it gets. Another is how big or small your windows are compared to the rest of the house.

Cheap windows will start to break down over time and result in a louder residence in many cases. There’s a lot of things that go into making a window and one of those things is acoustic insulation. When the noise level starts to increase and gets almost too loud for you and your family, that’s when it’s time to replace your windows.

 

Faulty Operation

Windows are used for light and air circulation in houses. Over time, windows can accumulate scratches and chips. Windows are frequently damaged by storms and strong winds. It’s common for the glass in your home to shatter or break unexpectedly. Eventually, it gets much harder to see out of them. When windows develop faults they often become uncomfortable to use. These are signs that you need a replacement fast.

 

Physical Damage

Windows are the eyes of your home. They need to remain intact and undamaged if they are to provide any comfort. When you notice more of them starting to fog up, or more of them having cracks, it’s probably time to consider taking action. The effects of window damage are not just on the aesthetic of your home. You have to think of how the cold air will get in during winter if more of your windows have cracks. Any more damage on your windows can also let more bugs in.

 

Get a Free Window Replacement Quote

Replacing windows in your home is an investment in energy efficiency and comfort, but has to be done right. At Citadel Exteriors, we specialize in high-quality replacement window installation with the full range of products available.

Book an appointment today or contact us at 614-470-4106 for a free window replacement quote today!