Windows are, well, the windows to every home, providing an inaccessible doorway into our homes. Passers-by can, by looking at windows and doors, can judge the aesthetics of a home and place value on such a home. Asides from being a representation of your taste and interior design, windows are also for ventilation, security with energy-efficient windows, windows also serve in lowering energy bills. But to enjoy all of these benefits, your windows need to be in good shape. This article will highlight those signs that scream window replacement. Read on to find out.
1. Drafty window
Damaged seals can cause drafts to enter your house all day, affecting inside temperature and causing a hike in your energy bills. Drafts are also an indication of a damaged window that needs immediate attention. By investing in a double-pane window, your draft problems will become a thing of the past.
2. Visible damage
Any visible damage to your window can drastically affect performance and spoil the aesthetics of your home. While most visible damages can be repaired, some simply require window replacement. Such visible damage could be in the form of cracks and wear and tear. Note, old windows are more prone to visible damages.
3. Increase in energy bills
One of the first signs that you need a window replacement is an increase in your energy bills. Old windows are particularly single pane and poorly insulated, placing a bunch of the work on your HVAC system, overworking it, and over-charging you. To reduce your monthly energy bills and under burden your HVAC system, replace your old windows with new double or triple-pane windows. These windows are energy-efficient and are good at managing temperature.
4. Difficult to operate
Old windows are difficult to operate, as they become hard to open and close. Such bad operations will lead to security issues and accessibility problems. Also, difficulty in operation can lead to more damages.
5. Noise pollution
Noise pollution is another sign that your window has lived past its expiration. The global pandemic that hit the World has changed how we conduct business, reducing the importance of an office building and promoting ‘working from home. Now, workers conduct business from their homes but still need the serenity of an office building. Noise pollution can be a major problem, so it’s advisable for homeowners; especially those with a home office to immediately change a window that’s poor at keeping outside noise, outside.