Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate you need replacement windows. High-quality windows can serve you for years, but the Lafayette elements, wear and tear and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you don’t know if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Lafayette just survived a severe storm.
Cities that are prone to severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for any signs of damage if they dealt with weather more intense than what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leak out from your home and cause outside air to creep in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also indicate other issues, such as needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you conclude if a window in this state can be salvaged with a small amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your power bill
Have you found that your energy bills are abnormally high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your energy bills to skyrocket by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system runs overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to identify which type of windows could be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Lafayette.
- You find condensation between window panes
Although indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could result in window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation captured between the panes of window glass can indicate an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or remedied with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—since so many other parts of your home are getting a facelift, why not consider your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are worn down, and you are going to want your windows to reflect the new style of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can bring more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Lafayette has a wide selection of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these signals to help identify if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Lafayette a call at 317-983-5804 or stop by our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.