We spend much of our valuable time and money decorating our house. But why is it that when the house begins to age, we ignore some important aspects of it that need our attention? One of them is your windows. They are our medium to connect with the outside world and add a style and look to our house and provide insulation and retain cool air. Although they are usually strong and long lasting, they can’t last forever and need replacements. Some temporary fixes and repairs might do in some cases, but some need more than that. To know about the signs to look out for which indicate that your windows need replacement, scroll down below:
If your windows tend to fog up, that means the airtight seals in them are broken or damaged. This can lead to mould and can increase moisture build up.
Letting In Drafts
If you feel that your house is becoming drafty, you can feel cold air or hear a whistling noise; it is an indication to replace your windows. Drafts may lead to difficulty in maintaining a comfortable temperature and thus increase the utility costs.
If you notice your utility bills to be higher than usual, it means that your windows are not working properly and are allowing drafts to come in. Your bills may increase up to 25% than usual. Save your money by investing in new energy efficient windows.
When you notice the signs of decay such as mould growth, warping, water damage, humidity, pest issues, or cracks and rotting frames, then please do not delay in changing your windows. Otherwise, it may impact airflow and ventilation.
If your windows tend to stick and you cannot open or close them properly, then this indicates that there might be severe underlying problems like wood rot, structural issues, or other things that can only be solved by replacement.
If the locking mechanism of your windows does not work properly and you are not able to close them fully, then you need to replace your windows as soon as possible as they have become weak and will make your house prone to antisocial and undesirable elements.
Single Pane Windows
Single pane windows are not that good for insulation and increase your energy costs which you can save by replacing them with double or even triple-paned windows.
Outdated and worn out windows compromise the whole look of a beautiful house. Replacement of old windows will lead to a whole new look and add style to the house, increasing the curb appeal.
Less Natural Light
When there is a decrease in the amount of natural light in your house, it may be due to yellowing or damaged weather stripping.
If you are getting disturbed and distracted by outdoor noises, then replace those windows to maintain a calm, quiet and peaceful environment at home.
Kempenfelt Windows & Doors can help you find the perfect window replacements for your home. Contact us today for more information.