When was the last time you thought about your windows? Not washing them, or looking through them, but really thought about them as a functional part of your home? For many homeowners, if their windows look fine and are in one piece, they’re satisfied. If your windows are older, the time to replace them might be sooner than you think. Here are the top signs it’s time to replace your windows.
The first, and most obvious sign it’s time to replace your windows is if you feel a draft even after everything is shut. A drafty window can be due to a few things. Cracks in the frame, faulty seals, or worn insulation are some of the repeat offenders. As we transition season, another sign to watch out for is feeling colder in the house than outside the house. While this may not be an issue during the hot summer, it will become a problem the second temperatures start to drop during the winter, same can go during summer, your comfort is compromised all year long
Increase in Utility Bills
While it’s normal to see a small spike in utility bills during peak HVAC seasons, an unexplained spike could point to failing windows. If you’re experiencing the drafts we mentioned above, the loss of treated air will force your HVAC to work harder. In fact, between 25% and 30%
of treated air can be lost through drafty windows. When that air is lost, your HVAC system is working twice as hard to make up for the escaping air. This increase in output will make your utility bills go sky high and cause needless wear and tear on your HVAC system.
You Still Have Single Pane Windows
We know there are so many cute, vintage homes in Sacramento, but many of them still have the original single pane windows. You are in luck; we’ve seen great advancements in window technology over the years and we would love to bring that innovation into your home. Though some homeowners may be reluctant to move away from their single pane windows, we couldn’t recommend new double pane enough. Double pane windows will keep your home cool or warm depending on the season, minimize outside noise, and keep your utility bills low.
Moisture is Building Up Between the Panes
If you have double pane windows and see condensation building between the windowpanes, you should take that as a sign that your windows may need replacing. All double pane windows have an airtight seal between the panes. If this seal breaks or is compromised, that’s when you’ll see moisture build up between the glass panes. Once the seal has cracked or broken, it’s time to replace your windows.
There’s Visible Damage to the Window Frame
Finally, a big sign it’s time to replace your windows is if there is visible damage to the window or the window frame. Over time, even the sturdiest of windows will decay, when this happens, it’s time to retire those old windows and opt for a replacement. Cracked or broken window frames can also lead to costly air leaks and diminish any curb appeal.
Reasons to Choose Bell Brothers
Bell Brothers has served the Central Valley for over 25 years. During that time, we’ve learned a few things; one of them being an amazing window installation process. We offer a No Surprise Guarantee and a 100% Buy Back Guarantee. If you’re not happy, you don’t pay. All our window installation experts are certified, and factory trained. And we’re certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. When you book an appointment with Bell Brothers, you’re booking the best in the business.
Call Us Today
If you’re ready to discuss replacing the windows in your home, don’t hesitate, call us today. You can find our number at the top of the screen or click here to book an appointment online
. Our window experts have been in the business for years and can handle any problem you may have. From moving and creating new windows, to replacing old ones, we’re here for you.