At some point in the ownership of your home, you will need new windows. However, it can be difficult to recognize when replacement windows become necessary. Let’s take a look at six signs that will tell you that it is time to replace the windows in your home.
#1: Your windows do not close or open correctly.
If you run to your window to let in a great breeze and you find that your windows no longer open, you may be experiencing a foundation shift, heat warp or the deterioration of the window frame. Any one of these issues drives up your heating bill outside of being completely frustrating.
#2: You see fog between the panes of the glass.
Moisture gets into the window in the middle of its panes and creates an incredibly frustrating fog that is also indicative of a broken seal. You need to replace this seal as soon as possible.
#3: You may have faded upholstery, carpet or drapes.
You now have a new technology known as “low E glass” that will block the UV rays of the sun through your window and keep your interior decor from fading. Use it to extend the life of your rugs and drapes.
#4: The window sill will collect moisture.
If you find paint chips or damage along the walls around your window, moisture is probably the issue. These small problems can eventually lead to big repairs that will cost you quite a lot of money, so it is usually best to fix the window problem.
#5: You will experience higher energy bills.
No matter the problems that your windows have, all of them will raise your energy bill in some manner. Replacement windows will usually make a huge difference in your energy bills by keeping your conditioned air inside.
#6: You will see warped frames.
All of the above tips have to do with the functionality of your windows; however, the aesthetics are also important. You can give your entire home a brand new look by simply replacing your windows. Replace deteriorating window frames with updated frames that have new technology, and you will add value to your home as well as a higher quality of life.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms in your home, you should likely look into replacing your windows. The health of your entire home is at stake, and you must act fast to save money and maintain your home’s value.
If you believe that your windows are in need of a replacement, John McCarter Construction is the window installation team that you can trust. Give John McCarter a call when you need a window contractor that you can trust.