Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate it’s time for replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for a long time, but the Asheville elements, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you don’t know if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Asheville just dealt with a severe storm.
Regions that are likely to face severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for potential damage if they experienced weather more intense than what they were designed to withstand.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leave your home and cause outside air to creep in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other necessary repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A professional can also help you conclude if such a window can be fixed with a minor amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you noticed that your energy bills are abnormally expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your utility bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for power as your HVAC system has to work overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window professionals can work with you to identify which type of windows might be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Asheville.
- You discover condensation between the panes of your window
While indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could result in window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning correctly. However, condensation captured between the panes of the window can reflect an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—when so many other elements of your home are getting a redesign, why not consider your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are older, and you are going to want your windows to match the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can add more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Asheville has a wide variety of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows reflect your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signs to help decide if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Asheville a call at 828-202-8673 or stop by our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.