Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can last for years, but the Falls Church elements, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s 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 look into replacement windows:
- Falls Church just weathered a severe storm.
Cities that are prone to severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for potential damage if they dealt with weather more intense than what they were designed to bear.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to escape your home and cause 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 be a sign of other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other necessary repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you decide if a window with this problem can be fixed with a small amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to lower your power bill
Have you found that your power 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 make you to pay more for energy as your HVAC system has to work 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 factoring in such things as weather changes in Falls Church.
- You discover condensation between window panes
While indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could lead to window damage. Spotting condensation isn’t always a bad 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 problem can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—when so many other elements of your home are getting a new look, why not add in your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you will want your windows to reflect the new design 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 Falls Church has a wide variety of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signals to help determine if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Falls Church a call at 301-354-3689 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.