For most homeowners, the world of window replacement is a complete mystery. In many cases, it can be pretty obvious when it’s time to replace your windows, but in other situations, it’s harder to tell. If you’re on the fence, these 5 signs should give you a clearer indication as to whether or not it’s time to get the ball rolling.
You find them hard to open and shut.
Hinges and latches can rust over time and window frames tend to shift preventing the window sash (the movable panels that forms the frame) from moving. These types of problems generally necessitate a full replacement as opposed to a repair.
The glass feels cold to the touch.
While single-pane windows will always feel cold to the touch regardless of their condition, the double-paned variety should only feel moderately cold even if it is very cold outside.
You have a high energy bill.
If you are finding your energy bill to be abnormally high despite having repaired your windows, it might be time to invest in new ones.
You feel drafts in your home.
Even small fractures in the glass of your window and cracks in the frame can let in a chilly breeze in your house in the winter.
Painting and repairing them would not fix the problem.
Evaluate the condition of your windows. If the paint is peeling and the wood looks like it’s rotting and falling apart, it becomes more cost-effective to replace the windows rather than try to salvage them.
If you’re in the Burlington area and notice these signs, it’s probably time to replace your windows. Head to the Custom Window Designs to get a free quote on your new replacement windows.