Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate it’s time for replacement windows. Well-made windows can withstand the elements for a long time, but the Memphis climate, heavy use 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 near the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Memphis just dealt with a severe storm.
Towns that are likely to face severe weather, or even towns that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for potential damage if they faced weather stronger than what they were designed to withstand.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leave your home and allow outside air to creep in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also indicate other issues, such as the need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other critical repairs because of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant 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 realized that your energy bills are unexpectedly high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your power bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for power as your HVAC system runs overtime to make up for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts 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 Memphis.
- You see condensation between your window panes
Although indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could lead to window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation captured between the panes of window glass can be a sign of an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—when so many other parts of your home are getting a facelift, why not consider your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are older, and you will want your windows to match the new design of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Memphis has a wide selection of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new design.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these indicators to help identify if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Memphis a call at 901-401-9399 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.