While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can withstand the elements for a long time, but the Edmonton weather, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of all of your home’s windows. If you are unsure if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Edmonton just dealt with a severe storm.
Towns that are dealt severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leave your home and help outside air to creep in. Window drafts force 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 needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other critical repairs as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you decide if a window in this state can be salvaged with a small amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you found that your energy bills are unexpectedly expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your utility bills to skyrocket by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for power as your HVAC system works overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to determine which type of windows could be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Edmonton.
- You see condensation between your window panes
Although indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could lead to window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation that exists between the panes of the window can be a sign of an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—while so many other aspects of your home are getting a new look, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you might want your windows to mirror the new style of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can add more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Edmonton has a wide array of window styles to consider 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 identify if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Edmonton a call at 780-439-9344 or come into our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.