7 Signs You Need a Window Replacement

As the colder weather sets in, you may have noticed some uncomfortable and chilly indoor temperatures near your old and leaky windows… When was the last time you checked their condition? Typically, houses that are 20 years old and still have their original windows are due for an upgrade. Here are some other top signs as well.

How do you know when it’s time to replace your windows?

#1. Brr… it’s cold.
Assess the state of your windows. Really damaged ones will have cracks and light showing in the frames. When standing directly next to your windows on a chilly day, can you feel the cold air seeping in? Is your window glass cold to the touch? You’re definitely ready for an upgrade.

#2. Your energy bills are skyrocketing.
If your windows are older or worn, it’s very likely that the money you’re spending on heating and cooling your home is going to waste. New windows are highly efficient and prevent air transfer in and out of your house.

#3. Unwanted visitors!
When windows become broken, damaged, or develop seal gaps, this is an invitation for unwanted pests (mice, bugs, etc).

#4. Too much outdoor noise!
When standing by your windows, can you hear noises from the outside? For most single-pane windows, sound vibrations from the outdoors and street may transfer into your home. Modern, energy efficient windows absorb sound waves and provide you with much needed peace and quiet.

#5. They don’t open or close easily.
It shouldn’t be a herculean effort to open and shut your windows. If it requires significant force to open or close them, you’re due for a replacement. Check the windows in your home for smooth operation—they should open and close effortlessly. If they’re swollen or painted shut, it’s time to upgrade.

#6. I can’t see!
Not all condensation on windows is a red flag, but if you notice condensation appearing in between your two panes of window glass, this could be indicative of a faulty seal. If your windows’ seals have failed, upgrade!

#7. They look dated.
One of the best ways to instantly upgrade the aesthetic of your home is to replace your old windows with modern and stylish ones – this will certainly boost curb appeal.

What are the benefits of replacement windows?

Windows significantly contribute to your home’s overall energy efficiency. Not only do modern windows help lower your energy bills, they can also increase the overall level of comfort of your home’s interior. Well-designed windows can increase the amount of natural light in your house. If your windows are run-down and showing signs of age and wear, not only do they pose a security issue but your comfort may become a problem.

Andersen windows are one of our top choices—for the past 20 years, Andersen windows have been chosen by more builders than any other brand. The combination of beauty, strength and design make Andersen windows a great choice.

Is it time to start kick off your window renovation plan? Contact Builders’ General today. We offer a full line of secure, modern and energy efficient windows.