While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can indicate it’s time for replacement windows. Well-made windows can last for years, but the Nashville elements, 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 look into replacement windows:
- Nashville just dealt with a severe storm.
Cities that are dealt severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, can discover windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for potential damage if they faced weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leak out from your home and allow 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 hint at other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of damaged window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you decide if such a window 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 realized that your power bills are unusually steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your energy bills to skyrocket by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for power as your HVAC system has to work 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 could be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Nashville.
- You find condensation between your window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could cause window damage. Spotting condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation captured between the panes of window glass can indicate an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—since 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 will want your windows to mirror the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can offer more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Nashville has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these signs to help determine if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Nashville a call at 615-348-8786 or come into our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.