As long as they are well-maintained on a routine basis, windows can last longer than their expected life spans. Then again, they will have to be replaced at some point in the future. Age may be an indicator that tells you it’s time to pursue this kind of home improvement, but there are other signs you need to be aware of as well.
Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey-New York Metro, the go-to source of windows and doors in the local area, explains the top signs that mean a window replacement is due.
Windows with only one pane of glass are not as efficient as those with multiple glass panels. When they reach old age, they become more dysfunctional because of broken seals that lead to drafts. These air leaks result in comfort issues.
High Energy Usage
Windows begin to fail when you notice your energy bills increasing. With drafts present, your indoors become less comfortable, forcing you to rely more on your HVAC system for your heating or cooling requirements.
Windows and sliding patio doors often have this problem in which water droplets form on the glass panels. It is an indicator that seals are broken and the moisture forms in between glass panels. When this happens, the fixture no longer functions as intended, thus the need for immediate replacement.
Common in wood windows, this problem is not just unsightly but can also result in air leaks or overall failure of the unit. Investing in replacement windows made from durable materials lessens the likelihood of this issue happening in the future.
Difficulty in Operation
Operable windows may need to be replaced immediately if you find them hard to open or close. While this problem can be a result of dirt and dust buildup, it can also be due to settling foundations or warped frame material.
For your window replacement needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro. We are the leading provider of French doors, sliding doors, and replacement windows in the local area. Call us today at (908) 497-1020 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Hillsborough, New Jersey.