Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate you should consider replacement windows. Well-made windows can withstand the elements for years, but the Norwalk elements, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to replace them:
- Norwalk just survived a severe storm.
Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather more intense than what they were designed to bear.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help warm or cool air to escape your home and help outside air to drift in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also indicate other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A professional can also help you determine if a window in this state can be repaired with a minor amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to lower your energy bill
Have you found that your power bills are unexpectedly high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your energy bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause you to pay more for energy as your HVAC system works overtime to make up for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window professionals can work with you to determine which type of windows would be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Norwalk.
- You see condensation between your window panes
While indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could lead to window damage. Spotting condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation that exists between the panes of the window can reflect an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—when so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you are going to want your windows to mirror the new look of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can add more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Norwalk has a wide selection of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new style.
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 indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Norwalk a call at 203-663-3778 or stop by our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.