While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you should consider replacement windows. High-quality windows can last for years, but the Baton Rouge elements, wear and tear and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you are unsure if your windows are approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to replace them:
- Baton Rouge just weathered a severe storm.
Towns 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 look over your windows for any signs of damage if they experienced 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 leave your home and allow 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 indicate other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other critical repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A professional can also help you decide if a window with this problem can be repaired with a little amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to lower your power bill
Have you realized that your utility bills are abnormally high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your utility bills to skyrocket by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause 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 staff can work with you to find which type of windows would be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Baton Rouge.
- You discover condensation between your window panes
Although indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could lead to window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of glass can reflect 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—while so many other parts of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are doing a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are older, and you will want your windows to mirror the new style of your remodeled home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can add more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Baton Rouge has a wide variety 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 signs to help identify if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Baton Rouge a call at (877) 680-9334 or visit our showroom. You can also book an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.