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How to Determine When It's Time to Replace Your Windows




Windows are an integral part of any home. They not only provide ventilation, light, and warmth, but they also add beauty to your living space. However, like any other part of your home, windows can wear out over time and require replacement. But how do you know when it's time to replace your windows? In this blog post, we'll look at the signs that indicate it's time for new windows.


1. Drafts


If you feel a cold draft coming from your windows, it's a clear sign that they need replacing. Drafts indicate gaps in the window frames, which allow air to circulate inside your home. Not only do drafts make your home less comfortable, but they can also increase your energy bills significantly.


2. Damaged or warped frames


Windows frames can warp, rot, or become damaged over time. Damage can be due to moisture, age, or exposure to weather elements. Damaged frames not only detract from the aesthetic beauty of your home but also compromise the structural integrity of your home. If you see any cracks, warping, or rotting in the frames, it's time to call a window replacement professional.


3. Difficulty opening or closing windows


Windows that are difficult to open or close can be frustrating and unsafe, especially in a fire emergency. A difficult window opening can be due to wear and tear, rust, or faulty hardware. If you find yourself having to force your windows open or closed, it's time to consider replacing them.


4. Increased energy bills


If you notice a significant increase in energy bills, your inefficient windows could be the culprit. Older or poorly installed windows allow drafts and air leaks, which further strain your HVAC system. This additional strain causes your energy bills to skyrocket, meaning you'll save money in the long run by investing in new windows.


5. Condensation in between the panes


Suppose you notice moisture or condensation forming between the panes of your double-pane windows. In that case, it's a sign that the windows are no longer sealed correctly. Once the seals are broken, the energy-efficient properties of the windows are compromised, making them less effective in keeping out cold or hot air.


Conclusion:


Now that you know the signs that indicate it's time to replace your windows be sure to take action accordingly. Replacing your windows adds beauty to your living space and can save you money in the long run by reducing your energy bills. Remember to contact professional window replacement experts to ensure the job is done right, bringing your home back to its original beauty and energy efficiency.


If you live in the Scottsdale area, you can count on Dominick Home Services to provide an honest assessment of your windows. Then we'll explain your options and give you a competitive estimate. Call 480-779-7350 today to get started.

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