Even the highest-quality windows will eventually need to be replaced. While most windows last around 20 years, some will fail earlier than that due to a variety of factors. The questions is, how do you tell when it’s time to invest in window replacement?
Here are four signs it’s time to replace your windows.
1. High Energy Bills – If your energy bills are spiking despite the fact that your HVAC unit and roof are in good condition, it’s possible that your windows are the problem. To find out, contact your window contractor to conduct an inspection. They can help identify the source of the drafts.
2. Difficulty in Operation – Due to the combination of weather and time, your windows may eventually become difficult to operate or even jammed. In addition to the aggravation of a jammed door, this problem can also cause reduced energy efficiency, pest infestation or even mold growth. If you’re finding it difficult to operate your windows, you may need to replace them.
3. Drafts – Drafts aren’t just uncomfortable; they can also affect your home’s energy efficiency. With that in mind, if your windows are drafty, don’t hesitate to enlist the services of a window replacement expert to rectify the problem immediately.
4. Warped or Rotted Window Frames – If your window frames are warped or rotted, have the entire window replaced as soon as possible. This is a sign that your windows are at the end of their lifespan. Ignoring the problem will only result in further issues for your home.
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