Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can last for decades, but the Syracuse elements, wear and tear and other factors can play a large role in the durability of all of your home’s windows. If you don’t know if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Syracuse just survived a severe storm.
Towns that are likely to face severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for any signs of damage if they dealt with weather stronger than what they were designed to bear.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leak out from your home and allow outside air to drift in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other critical repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you decide if such a window can be fixed with a small amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to save on your power bill
Have you noticed that your power bills are unexpectedly steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your power bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for energy as your HVAC system works overtime to make up for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to identify which type of windows would be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Syracuse.
- You discover condensation between the panes of your window
Even though indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could lead to window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of the window can reflect an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—when so many other parts of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are worn down, and you might want your windows to mirror the new design of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can offer more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Syracuse has a wide variety of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these indicators to help decide if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Syracuse a call at 315-565-0399 or come into our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.