Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you should consider replacement windows. High-quality windows can last for decades, but the Indianapolis climate, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s 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:
- Indianapolis just dealt with a severe storm.
Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they dealt with weather beyond what they were designed to handle.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to escape your home and help outside air to creep in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as needing weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other critical repairs as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A professional can also help you conclude if a window with this problem can be salvaged with a little amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to save on your energy bill
Have you realized that your energy bills are unexpectedly high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your energy 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 has to work overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window professionals can work with you to find which type of windows could be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Indianapolis.
- You discover condensation between window panes
While indoor condensation may not concern 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 correctly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of glass can indicate an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—when so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not consider your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you are going to want your windows to mirror the new look of your remodeled home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can offer more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Indianapolis has a wide variety of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows reflect your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signs to help identify if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Indianapolis a call at 317-983-5922 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.