There are a lot of homeowners who don’t realize the importance of having good quality windows in their homes and the many benefits they can get from it. Not only new windows, but many people don’t realize that windows need to be maintained and repaired as well to prevent the need for early replacement. While it isn’t always easy and for sure not cheap, it is a vital part of keeping your home warm and comfortable throughout the years. New and repaired windows can also help with the overall value and appearance of your home.
Common Signs Your Windows Need Replacement
For some homeowners the signs indicating your windows are due for a replacement are obvious, while they aren’t so obvious for others. In fact, your windows may not show any noticeable signs that they need attention. Some indications to watch for include but are not limited to:
Condensation between the window panes is one of the most common signs that your windows need replacement. This moisture can indicate that the seals on the glass have failed and may not be easy to fix, even by a professional. This may be due to the windows and the seals becoming old or it may be a sign that the windows are low quality.
Drafts are a very noticeable sign that you need to replace the windows in your home. Over time windows can become drafty and become ineffective at keeping the hot and cold air out of the house. Along with feeling the drafts while being inside your home you may also notice higher energy bills because your heater or air conditioners (depending on the time of year) have to work twice as hard to keep the living space comfortable. By replacing your windows you can save loads of money over time by keeping your energy bills low.
Cold To The Touch
Old windows are usually very ineffective at keeping the cold air out during the winter months. They can lead to drafts inside the home as well as being cold to the touch. Modern windows are effective at keeping the outside air out and inside air in and keeping the house well insulated and warm even in the coldest of temperatures.
Hot To The Touch
Similarly to being cold to the touch during the winter months, older windows are also hot to the touch during the summer months. Replacement windows can keep the warm air out better than old ones can and keep your air conditioning system working longer and not working harder than necessary.
Cracked Window Frames
Over time, even high quality window frames can become cracked and although this is not an urgent issue it puts the panes at risk of breaking and avoids an entire window replacement if the cracks are taken care of sooner than later.
Broken or Cracked Window Panes
Unlike window frames, cracked and broken window panes is a serious issue and should be addressed immediately to save you more stress and money in the long run. They can spread and cause bigger issues and affect your home’s energy efficiency. While sometimes the individual pane can be replaced, the entire window has to be replaced most of the time.
Even if your windows are working properly and keep your home well insulated they may still need to be replaced so they don’t look old and dingy. The appearance of your windows can make or break the overall attractiveness of your home and lower the value of your home. If your home needs a curb appeal boost we recommend calling your window and door specialists at Kool Breeze for a modern window replacement.
Why Your Windows Need Replaced
It is understandable why many homeowners avoid replacing the windows in their home because of the cost, however there are many downfalls that come with not maintaining them. Homes can depreciate in value when they have outdated, unsightly, or broken windows and frames. Your energy bill may also increase significantly due to the lack of insulation your current windows provide. There are so many benefits to replacing your windows and the experts at Kool Breeze assure you that they are worth the cost.
You May Not Need a Full Replacement
Full window replacements are often recommended for most situations because they fix any and all issues related to the windows and the frames. Only fixing one problem at a time can lead to a domino effect where you may fix one frame and another one cracks, and then a pane, and then another pane until you have replaced each individual pane and frame on your home for more than it would’ve cost you to have a full replacement done. Some issues are minor enough to only need minor repairs whereas others require an entire replacement, no matter what your window needs are, Kool Breeze can help you get what you need.