How Do I Know When to Replace my Home Windows?

How Do I Know When to Replace My Home Windows?Windows are one of the most important components of your home, as they affect its beauty, energy efficiency, and security. That’s why it is crucial to know when it is time to get rid of your old windows and invest in new ones. A few of the signs to look out for that can indicate it’s time for window replacement include:

Drafts

Do you feel slightly colder or warmer when you stand by your closed windows than you do in the rest of your house? Perhaps you even feel a slight breeze. If so, it could mean that there are several issues contributing to your drafty windows, including poor installation, faulty seals, and thin, flimsy glass. Whatever the cause, your HVAC system is being forced to work much harder to maintain comfortable interior temperatures, which is likely raising your monthly heating and cooling costs.

Soft or Water-Damaged Frames

If your window frames are chipped and feel soft to the touch, it may be caused by rot and water infiltration. With time, your windows may mold, sag, and fall apart such that they are beyond repair.

Outside Noise

If your windows do little to prevent you from hearing cars whirring by, neighbors chatting, or dogs barking, you may need new windows. This lack of noise cancellation often means that your windows were not sealed properly or were poorly constructed in the first place.

Difficult Operation

If it is difficult for you to open, close, or lock your windows, they may be rusting or rotting, or they’ve been installed improperly, leading to balance issues. This is not only inconvenient, but poses a security threat to your home as well.

Condensation Build-Up

If you’ve noticed that your windows are frosting between the layers of glass, it means that your seals have failed. This moisture and any loss of insulating gases between the panes destroys the energy efficiency of your windows.

Turn to The Board Store

If you’ve noticed your windows displaying any of these warning signs, don’t stress – simply call the professionals at The Board Store. We offer a top-of-the-line selection of vinyl windows that are made by industry-leading manufacturers and offer superior beauty, durability, strength, and energy efficiency. As your trusted contractor, we will help you find the windows that suit your taste, home, and budget, and our 5-star team of craftsmen will install them properly to ensure they function as intended for decades to come. We back their work with a 10-year warranty, so you can feel confident you’re making a wise decision when you partner with us.

If you would like to learn more about having your windows replaced by the professionals at The Board Store, contact us today. We would be happy to tell you about the flexible financing options we offer to homeowners who qualify.