Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can last for years, but the Binghamton climate, wear and tear and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you are unsure if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to replace them:
- Binghamton just weathered a severe storm.
Cities that are likely to face severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather beyond what they were designed to withstand.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help warm or cool air to escape your home and help outside air to drift in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also be a sign of other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other critical repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you conclude if a window in this state can be fixed with a little amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you noticed that your utility bills are unexpectedly 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 compensate for 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 might be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Binghamton.
- You see condensation between your window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not disturb 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 effectively. However, condensation that exists between the panes of the window can be a sign of an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—when so many other parts of your home are getting a redesign, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are older, and you will want your windows to match the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can add more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Binghamton has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows reflect your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these signals to help decide if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Binghamton a call at 607-296-0475 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.