While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you need replacement windows. High-quality windows can withstand the elements for a long time, but the Newport weather, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to replace them:
- Newport just dealt with a severe storm.
Regions that are likely to face severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather more intense than what they were designed to withstand.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leak out from your home and allow outside air to creep in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other important repairs as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you decide if such a window can be repaired with a minor amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your utility bill
Have you found that your energy bills are unexpectedly expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your power bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause you to pay more for power as your HVAC system works overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to identify which type of windows might be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Newport.
- You see condensation between window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could cause window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning correctly. However, condensation that exists between the panes of glass can reflect an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—while so many other parts of your home are getting a facelift, why not include your windows? If you are doing a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you might want your windows to mirror the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can add more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Newport has a wide variety of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these signals to help determine if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Newport a call at 401-314-0814 or visit our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.