Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate you should consider replacement windows. High-quality windows can serve you for decades, but the Davenport elements, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you are unsure if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Davenport just weathered a severe storm.
Regions that are likely to face severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for possible damage if they dealt with weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing 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 require your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also indicate other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other critical repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you conclude if a window with this problem can be repaired with a minor amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your energy bill
Have you found that your energy bills are abnormally high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your utility bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for energy as your HVAC system has to work 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 determine which type of windows might be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Davenport.
- You see condensation between the panes of your window
While indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could cause window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of window glass can indicate an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—since so many other parts of your home are getting a new look, why not include your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you might want your windows to match the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Davenport has a wide selection of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these signals to help identify if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Davenport a call at 563-202-8576 or come into our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.