Has your home’s aging windows started showing signs of wear? Windows endure plenty of use and weather exposure over the years. If your windows are drafty, fogging up, sticking, or looking worn, it may be time to consider replacing them with new, energy-efficient models. Upgrading to modern replacement windows can restore your home’s appearance, boost comfort, reduce outdoor noise, and help lower energy bills.
What are some telltale signs your windows need replacement? Here are 5 clues to look for:
- Draftiness – If you feel cold air leaking around the windows even when they are shut tight, the seals have likely failed. This costs you money in wasted heating and cooling. New windows form an airtight barrier.
- Condensation or fog – Foggy glass that attracts condensation also signals faulty seals that allow warm interior air to contact the cold exterior glass. Replacement windows have thermal breaks and weatherstripping that prevent this issue.
- Rotting frames – Wood window frames can warp, crack, and rot over time from moisture exposure. Vinyl and fiberglass frames resist rot far better. If you spot wood decay, it’s definitely time for new window frames.
- Hard to open – Do your windows stick when you try to open them? This often indicates warped window sashes. New window operation should be smooth and easy. Modern replacements have sash springs and balances that prevent sticky operation.
- Sun damage – Extended UV ray exposure can make plastic cloudy and brittle. Check window frames and glass for visible sun damage. New UV-resistant windows will maintain clarity and luster much longer.
Replacing older single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR® double- or triple-pane windows achieves the maximum improvement in efficiency, appearance, and comfort.
Don’t put up with frustrating window problems like air leaks, fogginess, sticking, and damage. Take advantage of state and utility company rebates to upgrade to new, warranted replacement windows that will boost your home’s energy efficiency. Contact our team today to request a free estimate. We’ll help you select the ideal windows to make your rooms brighter, quieter, and more comfortable while also improving curb appeal and resale value. Give your home a fresh new look while making it more enjoyable to live in by replacing worn windows.