When you enter your front yard and glance at your Barrie home, what are you presented with? Is your property clean, and well-polished? Perhaps you look at it and in actuality, it may be looking a bit outdated? In either case, life happens and that’s not a bad thing. Unfortunately like most things, however, time wears away at one’s home without the proper maintenance. It’s important to properly maintain your windows to keep your house looking beautiful!
The truth is that replacement windows can make a world of difference in your Barrie home’s overall aesthetic appeal. If you’re still unsure whether you need to have your windows replaced, we’ve put together a few indicators to help you assess!
1. Poor Performance
If you’re having problems opening, closing or locking your windows, this could pose a potential threat to your family members. Why is that? In the event that there is a fire or other emergency, you’ll need to exit your home immediately and safely. If an entrance happens to be blocked, you’ll need ease of access through a window. It’s also critical for your windows to have balance, a mechanism that keeps them from closing. Battling your window’s ability to open and close should be the last thing on your mind, especially if presented with a situation that requires an emergency exit.
2. Leaky Seals
Are you noticing that air is leaking in, out, or around your windows? Leaky seals do not cause you to lose heat and air it also means you’ll have to make up for it in utility bill expenses! Even if you have replaced the stripping on your windows, this only fixes the issue temporarily. You will need to replace them eventually to fix air leaks. The sealing will be susceptible to wear and tear over time and will need to be maintained.
3. Unwanted Moisture
Are your windows experiencing substantial chipping, peeling, or splitting? If you’re dealing with wood especially, these issues can allow moisture into your home which can lead to rot, mold, and airborne pollutants!
4. Pesky Condensation
Thermal paned windows have a thin layer of air between the materials, which provides added insulation. If you’re witnessing condensation forming in-between the glass panes, this may indicate that your windows are past their prime.
5. Dreary Curb Appeal
Let’s face it. Chips, cracks, breaks, and missing hardware are clear signs that it’s time to give your windows some attention. Perhaps you’ve been holding off because you’re not entirely sure what to look for. We totally understand and as experts in window replacements, we’d love to help you take that next step.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of replacement, we understand your logic. It’s an investment in your home and you want to make sure that it not only looks great but will last for years down the road. To learn more about the windows we provide at Kempenfelt Windows and Doors, get in touch with us today to experience the difference with our services!