Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for decades, but the Gaithersburg weather, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of all of your home’s windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Gaithersburg just weathered a severe storm.
Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for possible damage if they dealt with weather stronger than what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help 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 harder than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also indicate other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other critical repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you determine if such a window can be repaired with a minor amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you realized that your utility bills are unusually expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your energy bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system works overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window professionals can work with you to identify 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 Gaithersburg.
- You see condensation between your window panes
While indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could cause window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation that exists between the panes of window glass can reflect an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—since so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not consider your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you are going to want your windows to reflect the new style of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can add more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Gaithersburg has a wide variety of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signs to help decide if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Gaithersburg a call at 202-594-3979 or come into our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.