Do you have drafts coming in from your windows? Do your windows look old and worn out? If so, then there’s a good chance that you need new windows. The cost of having new windows installed can be overwhelming, though. So how do you know if it is time to invest in new windows for your home or business? Here are some signs that it may be time to replace the ones you currently have.
If you have single-pane windows, it is time for new ones to cause drafts during cold weather or fog up when the temperature changes outside. When double-glazed glass is installed, it helps keep cold air from seeping into a room and cuts down on noise outside, making for a more comfortable indoor environment year-round.
While double glazing will help reduce drafts in your home, there may still be times you notice them coming through your window frames, so you may have to investigate further. Here are some further signs.
If you notice draughts coming in from your windows are causing you to increase the temperature on your thermostat, it is time to invest in new windows. If you have multiple windows in your home or business that are drafty, it can cost a lot of money to replace them all. You may need insulation added around the frame and new weather stripping installed where there is damage. While this will help cut down on drafts moving through your frames, cold air will still come through your windows if they don’t seal properly.
If you notice increasing condensation forming between panes of glass on an older window, this is a sign that it has begun to fog up, making it harder for natural light into the room and will also cause drafts during cold weather. This means a seal has worn out in your windows, and you will need a new one to remedy the issues you face.
If you feel that your windows are starting to look old and worn out, you may want to look into replacements. If you have older wooden framed windows, they can warp over time, causing them not to close correctly or even letting water leak through the sealant during heavy rainfall. Older metal window frames corrode with age which causes rust stains on your walls or ceiling below them. Newer window materials are much more durable and do not warp with age.
Finally, if you notice water stains on the ceiling or walls of your room below old windows during heavy rainfall, you must replace them soon. This can be an extremely dangerous health hazard, especially if the water seeps into the electrics. You may need to replace the whole window and frame if there is a major leak. A reputable installer can walk you through your specific options.
When it comes time for new windows at your home or business, you will want to ensure that the installation professionals are experienced. A new window will not do any good if installed improperly, causing drafts and water leaks into your building structure. Contact us for your new windows today!
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