While window lifespans vary depending on the material and construction, most windows will last for many years after being installed in your home. Nevertheless, there does come a point where window replacement becomes necessary. Repairs can help, but they are typically short-term solutions to the overall problem. So how do you know when it is time to replace rather than repair? At HEGG Windows & Doors, we have years of experience helping customers find the right solution for their homes, so we have compiled a list of signs that it is time to replace your windows. Have more questions? Give us a call at 614-761-0890.
You Can Feel Drafts and Are Experiencing Higher Energy Bills
Sometimes just sitting by your windows can tell you that it is time to replace. Windows that allow in steady drafts are compromising the energy efficiency of your home and causing your energy bills to rise. If you are feeling cold air by your windows, it is most likely time to begin researching window replacement.
You Can See Rot and Damage on the Windows
Unfortunately, once a wooden window begins rotting there is not much that can be done to salvage it. Rot will continue to fester, so it is best to begin researching window replacement as soon as possible once you identify rot occurring.
Your Windows are Leaking
If your windows are leaking, that water can cause tremendous damage not only to the windows but to drywall, flooring, and other areas of your home. If you notice your window leaking during heavy rainfall, it is best to consider replacement.
Your Windows are Difficult to Operate
Windows are a great way to allow fresh air to circulate and bring the outdoors in, and windows that are difficult or impossible to operate can be incredibly frustrating. While some operating difficulties may be able to be repaired, inoperable windows most likely will need to be replaced.
You want to Update the Look of Your Home
Windows have a tremendous impact on the overall aesthetics of your home, so if you are looking to update your home’s curb appeal, replacing your windows can be a great start.
Replacing the windows in your home can feel like a large undertaking, but it may be a necessity. If you notice any of the signs above, window replacement may be your best option, and HEGG Windows & Doors is here to help. We offer products in a variety of styles, materials, and colors so we can find the perfect fit for your replacement project. Want to learn more? Click here to schedule a free estimate.