As windows get to the end of their lifespan, they develop predictable issues that indicate it’s time for replacement windows.
If you have to use all your strength to open or close your windows, they are at the end of their lifespan. Jamming and sticking is a clear sign that your windows have done their duty. Forcing them to open or close with too much strength can crack or shatter the glass or damage your window frame. When windows get stuck, it’s time to replace them.
Here are some additional signs it’s time for new windows:
What to Look for as Your Windows Wear Out
1. Persistent Drafts Near Your Windows
Does it feel cold and drafty inside your home when you are near your windows in the winter? Are your windows cold to the touch in spite of the warmth indoors? Do indoor drafts cause your home to get uncomfortably cold, cause to turn up the heat, and drive your utility bills up each summer and winter? If you’re chilly near your windows this winter, it’s time for replacements.
Solution: Replacement windows seal your home well, keep each room at a comfortable temperature, and deliver a draft-free home!
2. Lots of Condensation Between Panes
Are your windows fogging up with condensation or frosting over during the winter? Your views out your windows shouldn’t be obstructed. Condensation occurs when the warm air from the inside meets with the cold air from the outside. If there is lots of condensation on your windows, it’s time for window replacement.
Solution: New windows will be well sealed and won’t fog up, leaving your views unobstructed.
3. Noise Intrusion from the Outdoors
Do you hear street noise, aircrafts, barking dogs, or heavy equipment noise inside your home? It may be due to cracks in your window sealant or cracks in your window itself. Why do these problems occur? They are likely due to worn-out windows, inadequate window insulation, or both.
Solution: New windows are engineered to reduce sound transfer, resulting in a quieter and more relaxing living space. Ahh!
4. Moisture Intrusion
Moisture intrusion shows up as wood rot and mold, and if left unaddressed, it can lead to more costly damage than just window replacement. Wood windows often warp over time due to moisture exposure and need to be replaced.
Solution: Replacement windows will resist water infiltration, bypassing the need to repair or replace them.
5. Soaring Utility Bills
Ten to twenty-five percent of your home’s heat escapes through your windows. If your aging windows are no longer sealed properly, are cracked, or are deteriorating due to moisture intrusion, they will compromise your home’s protective layer. They allow cold air to infiltrate each winter and warm air to invade each summer—driving your utility bills up.
Solution: New windows installed by skilled professionals (like us!) will be perfectly fitted to your home exterior and will reliably seal your home, providing energy savings monthly.
6. Broken Hardware
If your home’s security is compromised due to faulty hardware on your windows, they need to be replaced in order to restore your biggest investment’s protection.
Solution: Today’s new windows are fortified with hardware that delivers trustworthy security to your home for years to come—giving you peace of mind.
7. Window Damage
Indiana can suffer some pretty severe storms. High winds and moisture can cause your glass panes to crack. Likewise, rocks can fling from lawnmowers, and even a stray baseball can cause window damage. If your windows are cracked, it’s time for a replacement.
Solution: Replacement windows are imperative if your windows are cracked. Cracked windows compromise your home’s security and drive up utilities.
Transform Your Home with New Windows
You deserve the great views, eye-catching curb appeal, and indoor comfort that new windows provide, and we’re here to help you get the best window style and fit for your home.
At Craftsman Exteriors, we guarantee 100% satisfaction with your completed project. Homeowners love not only our results but also the process because you get a dedicated Project Manager to ensure materials arrive on time and our crew installs your windows with precision. The Project Manager updates you with pictures and videos throughout your home’s upgrade.
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