At the thought of replacing windows, most homeowners might not consider it necessary unless a windowpane was broken. In fact, many people have had the same windows in their home since the time that they first moved in. But the current windows in your house could be decades old and in desperate need of retirement. Here are some signs that your old windows need to go, and how replacing them will improve your whole house.
Some leaks are obvious, but usually, when it comes to windows, it can be hard to notice. Make sure that you take a look at your windows on the next rainy day. Is water seeping onto the window sill, or collecting around the frame? A leaky window means that the seal holding the window into the main structure of your house is deteriorating. Water accumulation through your windows can lead to a lot of other problems in your house, from mold growth to dangerous electrical malfunctions. Sometimes a window leak just calls for a simple repair, but it doesn’t hurt to ask a professional if it would be better, in the long run, to replace your windows instead.
Frames Falling Apart
One very obvious sign that you should replace your windows is if the window frame is broken. Often, it is because of water damage that the frame rotted and fell apart. But, a broken frame could also be the result of aging. Sometimes, people overlook worn-out frames, assuming that the window is in good condition as long as the windowpane is not broken. But old windows aren’t made of the best material, and having them replaced can boost the quality of your entire house, particularly its energy efficiency.
The main purpose of a window is to let in natural light and give a view without any other exposure to the outside. Good quality windows are sealed to create a temperature and sound barrier between the window and the house. Because of this, the window can maintain proper insulation, which contributes to an energy-efficient home. Windows that are old and weak will leak air, which is essentially wasting money on your heating and air conditioning. You can tell whether your windows are energy efficient by checking to see whether they are draft, letting in too much sound, or foggy on a dry day.
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