While 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 years, but the Ketchum weather, wear and tear 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 approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to replace them:
- Ketchum just dealt with a severe storm.
Cities that are likely to face severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for any signs of damage if they dealt with weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help warm or cool air to leak out from your home and cause outside air to sneak in. Window drafts push your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other critical repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you determine if a window with this problem can be repaired with a minor amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to reduce your utility bill
Have you realized that your utility bills are unexpectedly expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your power bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system runs overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to identify which type of windows would be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Ketchum.
- You see condensation between the panes of your window
Although indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could lead to window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation captured between the panes of glass can be a sign of an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—when so many other parts of your home are getting a new look, why not add in your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are older, and you are going to want your windows to match the new design of your remodeled home. If you are replacing your windows with bigger panes of glass, they can add more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Ketchum has a wide selection of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signals to help identify if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Ketchum a call at 208-726-0060 or come into our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.