While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show it’s time for replacement windows. Well-made windows can serve you for years, but the Salt Lake City elements, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of all of your home’s windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signals that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Salt Lake City just weathered a severe storm.
Cities that are likely to face severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leave your home and help outside air to sneak in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can result in more expensive 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.
A consultant can also help you decide if a window in this state can be repaired with a minor amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to lower your power bill
Have you realized that your energy bills are abnormally steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive 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 works overtime to replace 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 boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Salt Lake City.
- You see condensation between the panes of your window
Even though indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could result in window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of the window can indicate an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is experiencing a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—while 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 likely that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you might want your windows to match the new look of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can add more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Salt Lake City 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 determine if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Salt Lake City a call at 385-203-8083 or visit our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.