Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate you need replacement windows. High-quality windows can last for a long time, but the Albuquerque 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 approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Albuquerque just weathered a severe storm.
Regions that are dealt severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one intense thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for possible damage if they experienced weather more intense than what they were designed to handle.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help warm or cool air to escape 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 cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant 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 reduce your utility bill
Have you realized that your energy bills are unusually expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your utility bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause 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 professionals can work with you to determine which type of windows would be best for boosting energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Albuquerque.
- You see condensation between the panes of your window
Although indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could result in window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation appearing between the panes of the window can indicate an issue. This problem can be easily avoided or remedied with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is an ideal time to replace your windows—while so many other aspects of your home are getting a facelift, why not include your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you are going to want your windows to mirror the new design 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 Albuquerque has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these indicators to help decide if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Albuquerque a call at 505-373-1296 or come into our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.