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5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Windows


Window Replacement Installation

Windows are not only essential for letting in natural light and providing ventilation, but they also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency of your home. Like any other component of your house, windows wear out over time and eventually need to be replaced. But how do you know when it's time to invest in new windows?


Here are five signs to look out for:


  1. Drafts and Air Leaks: If you feel drafts or notice air leaks around your windows, it's a clear indication that the seals are failing or the frames are deteriorating. This not only compromises your comfort but also leads to energy inefficiency as your heating and cooling systems have to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors.

2. Visible Damage: Inspect your windows for visible signs of damage such as cracks, broken glass, chipping, rotting, mold, or decay. These issues not only detract from the appearance of your home, but also compromise the structural integrity of the windows, making them less effective at keeping out the elements and intruders. Wooden windows are highly susceptible to this problem, especially here in the Midwest. The weather extremes make wooden windows a poor choice for homes in this area.



3. Difficulty Opening or Closing: Windows that are difficult to open or close may be suffering from mechanical problems such as worn-out hinges, broken hardware, or warped frames. This can be a safety hazard in the event of an emergency and also indicates that the windows are nearing the end of their lifespan.




4. Excessive Condensation: While some condensation on windows is normal, especially during extreme temperature changes, excessive condensation between window panes or on the interior surface can be a sign of seal failure. This allows moisture to seep into the space between the glass panes, leading to fogging and reducing visibility.



5. High Energy Bills: If you've noticed a significant increase in your energy bills, outdated or inefficient windows could be to blame. Poorly insulated windows allow heat to escape in the winter and cool air to seep out in the summer, forcing your HVAC system to work harder and driving up energy costs.


If you've noticed any of these signs in your home, it may be time to consider replacing your windows. Investing in new, energy-efficient windows not only improves the comfort and appearance of your home but also helps save money on energy bills in the long run. Plus, modern windows come with advanced features such as low-E coatings, multiple panes, and gas fills that provide superior insulation and UV protection.


Think its time for a replacement? Give us a call @ 515-441-1918 to set up a FREE Inspection to assess your needs and find the right windows for your home. With proper installation and maintenance, new windows can enhance the beauty, value, and efficiency of your home for years to come.



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