Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you need replacement windows. Well-made windows can last for decades, but the Muncie climate, wear and tear 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 approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Muncie just weathered a severe storm.
Cities that are likely to face severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can find 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 handle.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leak out from your home and cause outside air to drift in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other necessary repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you conclude if such a window can be fixed with a small amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you noticed that your energy bills are unusually high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your utility bills to skyrocket by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for power as your HVAC system runs overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window professionals can work with you to identify which type of windows might be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Muncie.
- You find condensation between your window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could result in window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many cases it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation captured between the panes of glass can indicate an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—since so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you will want your windows to reflect the new style of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with bigger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Muncie has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows reflect your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these indicators to help decide if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Muncie a call at 317-983-5642 or stop by our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.