Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate it’s time for replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for years, but the Scottsdale weather, 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 approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Scottsdale just weathered a severe storm.
Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for any signs of damage if they faced 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 cause outside air to drift in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can lead to higher energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as the 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.
An expert can also help you conclude if such a window can be fixed with a minor amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to save on your power bill
Have you noticed that your energy bills are unusually expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can drive your power bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make 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 experts 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 factoring in such things as weather changes in Scottsdale.
- You see condensation between the panes of your window
While indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could result in window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of window glass can be a sign of an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—since so many other aspects of your home are getting a new look, why not include your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are older, and you will want your windows to reflect the new design of your renovated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can add more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Scottsdale has a wide array of window styles to select from and can help make sure that your replacement windows reflect your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—use these signals to help decide if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Scottsdale a call at 480-296-2022 or come into our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.