As a homeowner, you want to make sure that your home is as energy efficient as possible. This way, you and your family will be nice and comfortable and you will not have to worry about excessively high utility bills. To help you determine whether it is time to have your house windows replaced, you might want to take a few moments to check out the following points.
You Feel A Breeze
Do not make the mistake of assuming that it is normal and acceptable to have a little breeze coming through the sides of your window. Even if the house is old and it has been a long time since the windows have been replaced, this is not something that you want to overlook. The last thing you want to do is to leave windows in place that are not properly insulating your home.
You Notice A Buildup Of Water Inside Of The Window
If you have started to notice that there is a buildup of condensation on the inside of the window or even along the window seal. This is a sign that there is a crack somewhere and water is getting in. This means that not only is cold or hot air coming into your home but that you could end up with a mold problem. Mold can grow on the window seal, window frame, drywall around the window, or on the wood and insulation behind your walls.
They Are A Single Pane Windows
Should you find that your windows are old, or possibly original windows of the home, you may want a professional to check them out for you. If you are told that your windows only have a single pane of glass, it might be in your best interest to upgrade the windows. When selecting the windows to upgrade with, you will want to make sure that you are getting double pane insulated windows.
They No Longer Move Properly
Your windows should easily open and close without having to struggle to move them. They should also be able to stay open without having to use something to prop them open. Windows that do not easily open or stay open on their own are a hazard. It could be that the weights in the sides of the windows have broken. It is usually more beneficial to simply replace the windows than try to take them apart to repair them.
With all of those tips in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you are replacing your windows as soon as it is needed.