If you have been living in your home for a while, you might be asking, “when should I purchase replacement windows?” On top of that, what are some easy ways to tell whether or not your home needs new windows?
At Thermal King Windows, we specialize in replacing all sorts of windows and ensuring you get the best value for the money you invest. Fortunately, discovering whether or not you need to replace your windows is very easy and only requires a short inspection!
You Notice Window Damage
One of the more obvious signs that your home needs new windows is window damage. For instance, if you notice any of the following things, you must replace your windows as soon as possible:
- Rot around the window panes
- Damage to the window pane or window glass
- The window pane is breaking down
- The window glass is breaking down
Of course, these indicators are very obvious and will most likely only take a few minutes to recognize as you inspect your windows. However, it is important to note that these signs point to a very serious problem with your windows. Therefore, replacing your home’s windows is critical.
The Window Seal Is Failing
Another obvious sign that shows it is time to replace your windows is the state of your window seal. If you notice your window seal is failing, it is time to get new windows.
An easy way to tell if your window seal is failing is your window glass. When it is foggy or cloudy in between the window glass, that indicates that outside air is getting in where it shouldn’t be.
Although a failing window seal may not seem like it is that big of a deal, consider what this means. If your window seals aren’t keeping the outside elements from entering your home, this can significantly impact your utility usage. In the long run, replacing your windows is the best decision.
When Are Replacement Windows Needed?
Two more obvious signs that you need to place your windows include your utility usage (see above) and how difficult opening your windows is.
That said, if you find it particularly challenging to open and close your windows, then it is time for a replacement. Your windows should slide open and shut effortlessly. So, if you are using a lot of force to simply close your windows, they need to be replaced.
Further, the cost of your utilities is another easy way to tell whether or not you need new windows. For example, if your utility usage skyrockets and continues to rise, that is a pretty good indicator that it is time for new windows. Remember, well-insulated windows will ensure you don’t need to spend as much on heating and cooling in the winter and summer, respectively.
In the long run, replacing your windows will help you save more money on utilities in both the winter and summer!
How Should I Prepare For New Windows?
When it comes to preparing for new windows, there isn’t a lot the customer has to do because we are a full-service provider at Thermal King Windows.
That said, the only preparation on a customer’s end is to move any furniture near the windows. So, if there’s a headboard, couch, chairs, etc., around the work site, it is best to have everything cleared before our team gets there.
That way, the window installation process goes smoothly and as quickly as possible!
Hire The Experts In Replacement Windows
New windows are a significant investment, so it is important to know when you need new ones. Fortunately, it is easy to tell whether or not you need to replace your windows. That said, some obvious indicators include the following:
- The cost of your utilities continues to rise
- It is hard to open and shut your windows
- Your window seals are failing
- It is cloudy or foggy in between the window glass
- There is rot and other damage around the window
If you notice any or most of these signs in your windows, call us at Thermal King Windows today to learn more about how to get replacement windows as well as the process and cost!