Windows are hugely important when it comes to the comfort, beauty, and atmosphere of your home! With properly situated windows, in good condition, you can maximize your space and the effect of natural light on it. On the flip side, old or damaged windows can make for a darker, and dingier looking space. You may be amazed at the huge difference new windows can have on your home. But how do you tell if it’s time to replace your windows? Here are a few indicators:
Over time, windows become thinner and allow for more drafts to get into the house. Additionally, frames and sashes can become loose, letting air in. If your home is drafty, you may see that reflected in your heating bill. You can seal around the window frames for a temporary fix, but if you’re experiencing drafts, the only long-term fix is to have the windows replaced entirely.
You Can See Condensation
If you can see condensation between your double or triple-paned windows, that’s an indicator that the seal isn’t working as it should, and moisture is getting in between your window panes. This may appear as actual, visible condensation, or as a white film or fog. Either way, if condensation is getting into your windows, they need to be replaced.