Fall is here and you know what that means – winter is coming. Colder temperatures usually lead to higher energy bills. Your windows are a part of your home’s insulation. Old, warped, and drafty windows let your home’s heat escape. You wouldn’t keep an old, broken furnace would you?
Replacing your windows can save you a lot of money in the long run. Take a minute or two to see if your windows show any of these warning signs.
1. You can feel a draft.
This is one of the most obvious indicators that you need a new window. The corners of windows, when deteriorated, can let air in. While, moisture can cause wood windows to warp.
2. You have a high energy bill.
Don’t remember your bills being so high? Energy-efficient windows can help reduce the cost of your energy bill. It is more cost-effective to completely replace your old windows than to repair them.
3. Your windows are hard to open or shut.
If you have this problem, you should consider replacing your windows. This means the window has lost its structural balance. Single and double hung have this issue a lot. A hard to move window can be dangerous too.
4. Moisture is inside your window.
Fog or condensation inside your window is a sign that it is no longer insulated. If you see some white residue between the glass, then your window seal has failed. A window that isn’t insulated can take a toll on your energy bill, so try to replace it as soon as you can.
5. The sun has discolored your furniture.
The sun that comes in from your windows doesn’t have to damage your furniture. Your old window could be letting in harmful UV rays. There are UV-resistant windows that can protect your furniture’s value and color.
6. You have pests.
Spiders, bees, ants, etc., will come in through any small opening. A little hole near a window is a perfect entry point for pests. Covering these areas is only a temporary fix. A new window will keep pests out.
7. Your house is noisy.
Does it seem like you can hear every little noise outside? Do you windows make noise? If you are experiencing any sound problems at all, replace your current windows.
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
If your windows have any of these issues, we recommend replacing them right away. We recommend Marvin windows for your home. They are energy efficient, custom windows that will fit your home’s unique specifications. For more information about replacing windows, contact us at 952-641-6086.