Windows are an integral part of your home’s curb appeal, energy efficiency, and your family’s comfort. If you are beginning to notice that your windows have passed their prime, it may be time to replace them. Here are 6 signs that it’s time for new windows:
Your Windows Are Drafty
A big indicator that it’s time for new windows is if you are feeling a draft. This is a serious problem, especially in the colder months, because it will mean that your home is losing heat and your furnace will work overtime to compensate and keep you comfortable.
Your Windows Are Foggy
Seeing fog or condensation on the inside of your windows is nothing to be worried about. This simply means that the moisture inside your house has nowhere to go and it becomes visible on your windows. However, if you are seeing moisture on the inside layers of your windows, then this is a sign that it’s time for new windows. Fog on the inside layers means that the seal between those panes of glass is broken and will need to be replaced.
Your Windows Are Hard To Open Or Close
You shouldn’t have to fight with your windows to open and close them. Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate in your window frames and this can cause difficulty when trying to open and close them. You can try thoroughly cleaning and spraying them with a lubricant, but it might be time to call in a professional.
Your Windows Are Damaged
If your windows are damaged, warped, or have chipped or rotting wood — it’s definitely a sign that it’s time for new windows. This is a signal that you don’t want to ignore as it could mean that your house is vulnerable to moisture and mould.
Your Windows Are No Longer Attractive
If your windows no longer bring you joy, then it’s time to replace them. Windows are a huge component of curb appeal and can increase — or decrease — your home’s value.
There Are Many New Styles To Choose From
Although this isn’t technically a sign that it’s time to get new windows, it’s definitely a reason to!
The chances are high that if you’re reading this, your windows may be decades old. Over the years, technology and styles have come a long way! Check out our gallery here for some inspiration from our recent projects.
If you’ve decided that it’s time for new windows or if you like to speak to a professional from George Kent Home Improvements for advice, reach out to us here and we will happily help you through the process.