How Do I Know When It’s Time to Replace My Home Windows?

It can be fairly hard to tell when your home windows need replacing because there are just so many things to watch out for. Even if you spot an issue, is it really bad enough to replace the whole window? The fact is, the longer you wait to replace your home windows, the higher the risk that you’ll be dealing with big problems with your insulation, moisture getting inside, and many other things.

There are four major signs you’ll need to look out for to help you determine if it’s time for replacement windows. Read on to find out what these warning signs are!

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There are four major signs you’ll need to look out for to help you determine if it’s time for replacement windows.

Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Windows

  • Broken glass and cracks in the frames

Broken glass is perhaps the most obvious sign your windows need to be replaced. If you have older windows in your home, they’ll be just single-pane glass. This means they’re more susceptible to breaking. It’s also typical for older wooden frames to crack after a period of time. Cracks allow moisture to seep through and affect your home’s insulation. Not only can broken glass and cracked frames be dangerous, they also allow rain and bugs inside your home.

  • Draft and condensation

If you feel a chilly draft when sitting by your windows this winter, it’s definitely time to replace them. Not only is that cold air unpleasant, it also affects your energy bills. Condensation forming on your windows is also a bad sign: it means that excess moisture is likely finding its way into your home, causing all sorts of problems.

  • Excessive noise

If you can’t hear the television inside your home because of the noise outside, it might be time to replace your windows. Older windows are more likely to allow noise to come inside than new, double-pane windows.

  • Rising energy bills

Believe it or not, quality windows like our Great View replacement windows can save you money in the long run by significantly reducing the cost of heating and cooling your home. If you start to see a jump in your energy bills, consider replacement windows to bring those numbers back down.

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