Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Windows
You should start planning to replace your windows if you notice any of the following signs:
You Hear a Lot of Noise Outside
If there is too much noise when you are indoors, then it is time to get an upgrade. Your windows should be able to prevent too much noise such that you are comfortable when inside. There is no point in having sleepless nights because the neighbor’s dog keeps barking. You can even sleep in on the mornings when there is a lawnmower running outside. If you cannot be comfortable when in your house because the outside is too loud, then it is time to replace your windows.
Feeling a Draft When the Windows Are Closed
Your windows should not let air in when they are closed. If you feel a draft when they are closed or if you notice that your energy bills are inexplicably high, it could be because the windows are letting out the comfortable air from inside.
Water Damage to the Frames, or Chipped/Soft Frames
Have you noticed any cracks on the frame? Cracked frames are often an indication that there is a problem, and the windows need replacement sooner rather than later. The same also applies to soft window frames.
Difficulties Opening/Closing Windows
If you have started noticing that you need to bang the windows to close them or try hard when opening the windows, often to a point of pushing, then you may need a replacement. Windows that do not lock properly can become a problem because you will start paying higher energy bills.
Condensation Builds up Between Glass Layers or Cracked Window Glass
Condensation build-up between panes is often a result of a broken glass seal. The best solution is to have a replacement. Cracked window glass is not a very good look for your house. If you have cracked glass, then you should also consider a replacement.