Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for a long time, but the Denver climate, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of all of your home’s windows. If you are unsure if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to replace them:
- Denver just dealt with a severe storm.
Regions that are dealt severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they faced weather beyond what they were designed to withstand.
- 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 sneak in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also be a sign of other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other critical repairs as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you determine if such a window can be fixed with a small amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to lower your utility bill
Have you found that your utility bills are unexpectedly steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your power 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 works overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to find which type of windows could be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Denver.
- You discover condensation between window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could lead to window damage. Spotting condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation appearing 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 a perfect time to replace your windows—while so many other elements of your home are getting a facelift, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are older, and you are going to want your windows to reflect the new design of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with bigger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Denver has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signs to help identify if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Denver a call at (888) 841-5667 or stop by our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.