If it’s your first time considering replacement windows, it can often be tricky navigating this process amidst aggressive sales pitches when you’re not sure if your windows need to be replaced or repaired. It’s important to have as much info as you can when choosing to invest in replacement windows so here are the top four signs you should replace your windows.
Drafts can be a telling sign your windows need to be replaced. Drafty windows raise your energy consumption, and replacing them with energy-efficient windows can save you hundreds of dollars per year. This can be caused by a few factors, such as mold build-up, improper installation, or just old, inefficient windows. Checking for a draft is easy, simply hold a lit candle or small flame safely by the window and examine the movement to see if it is being manipulated by air flow.
2. Damaged Frames
Damaged frames can prevent you from lifting and/or locking your windows, and are a sign that your windows are nearing the end of their service life. There are several factors that can contribute to damaged frames such as rotting, decay, and cracking from old age. At a certain point, window repairs no longer cut it and it is best to replace it with a good quality replacement window to ensure reliable functionality and a pristine look.
3. Seal Failure
Condensation is perfectly normal, such as with a large temperature difference inside and outside or if you’re running a humidifier in your home. In fact, it signals that your windows are working properly. However, moisture between the panes can indicate that the seals on the window have failed and are no longer properly insulating your home, resulting in higher energy bills. Seal failure is a strong indicator that it’s time to replace your windows.
4. Cracks in Glass
Lastly, cracks in the glass are a strong sign it is time to replace your window. Cracks allow air to leak into your house which can drive up your energy costs. If your windows are single pane, this can also allow rainwater to seep into your house and cause more damage. If you live near a busy street you may also experience excessive noise coming through the window. Additionally, Fisher Windows warranties accidental glass breakage to help mitigate this for you in the future
If you are experiencing any of these issues, these are signs that it is time to replace your windows. Fisher Windows specializes in installing replacement windows using quality parts, and we have a lifetime warranty on workmanship to ensure that you get the maximum life out of your replacement windows. Click Here to schedule a free consultation today.