Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show it’s time for replacement windows. Well-made windows can withstand the elements for years, but the Danville weather, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you don’t know if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Danville just dealt with a severe storm.
Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for potential damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to handle.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to escape your home and allow outside air to sneak in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you decide if such a window can be fixed with a little amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to save on your utility bill
Have you found that your energy bills are abnormally high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your power bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause you to pay more for power 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 professionals can work with you to find which type of windows could be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Danville.
- You discover condensation between window panes
Although indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could result in window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation captured between the panes of glass can reflect an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or remedied with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—while so many other aspects of your home are getting a facelift, why not add in your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you will want your windows to reflect 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 room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Danville has a wide selection of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these indicators to help determine if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Danville a call at 217-443-3355 or come into our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.