Even if your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you need replacement windows. Well-made windows can withstand the elements for years, but the Cheyenne weather, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to look into replacement windows:
- Cheyenne just survived a severe storm.
Regions that are likely to face severe weather, or even cities that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for potential damage if they faced weather beyond what they were designed to bear.
- You are experiencing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leak out from your home and cause outside air to sneak in. Window drafts force your heating and cooling system to work more than it needs to and can result in more expensive energy bills. Drafty windows can also hint at other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of broken window panes or other important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you conclude if a window with this problem can be salvaged with a small amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
- You want to lower your utility bill
Have you realized that your energy bills are unexpectedly steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can cause your power bills to skyrocket by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for electricity as your HVAC system works overtime to replace the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to find which type of windows might be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for helping your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Cheyenne.
- You discover condensation between window panes
Even though indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could result in window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of the window can be a sign of an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or remedied with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—while so many other aspects of your home are getting a new look, why not consider your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is possible that your home and windows are worn down, and you might want your windows to reflect the new look of your remodeled home. If you are replacing your windows with bigger panes of glass, they can add more light to your room. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Cheyenne has a wide array of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these signs to help determine if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these signs stands out to you, give Pella of Cheyenne a call at 307-632-6373 or come into our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.