Is it Time to Replace Home Windows? These 5 Signs Say Yes

shower enclosure
How to Choose a Shower Enclosure
November 7, 2018
Choosing Commercial Windows
Choosing Exterior Windows for Your Office Building
December 28, 2018
Show all

Is it Time to Replace Home Windows? These 5 Signs Say Yes

replace home windows

Is the exterior of your home looking a bit worse for wear? Could it use some upgrades to boost its curb appeal and resale value?

If you want to enhance the look of your house, one of the most effective things you can do is to replace home windows. 

Even if you don’t care about aesthetics, window replacement still might be a good idea, especially if your energy bills have been a bit higher than you’d like. Did you know that both heat loss and heat gain through windows make up 25-30 percent of your heating and cooling energy use?

Replacing your windows can be a great way to update your home. But, how do you know whether or not replacements are needed?

There are some important signs you ought to look out for, including the five listed below.

1. They’re Warped or Broken

If your windows are warped or have broken glass or a broken frame, a replacement is most likely necessary.

Even if your window is still technically operable, it’s a good idea to replace it when you notice warping or other obvious signs of damage.

Choosing new windows now can help you avoid more serious problems (energy loss, weather damage, etc.) later on.

2. They Don’t Stay Open or Closed on Their Own

Do you have to use a piece of wood or a few well-placed nails to keep your windows closed? Do you have to prop them up on a couple blocks or books to hold them open?

If your windows aren’t staying open or closed on their own, it’s time to replace them.

3. They Require Too Much Work

You shouldn’t need to be a professional bodybuilder to open or close the windows in your home.

If you’re tired of grunting and groaning and throwing your back out every time you want to open or close your windows, you need to replace them.  

4. You Have a Draft

Can you tell that it’s windy outside before you even look out the window? Do you have to wear a coat and wool socks in the winter in order to stay warm?

If your home is cold or drafty, replacing your windows can help you warm up and maintain that warmth. You’ll also ensure that when you turn the heat on, your home actually stays heated.

5. They’re Difficult to Clean

Are your windows caked with dirt and water stains? Is it so hard to clean them that you just let the dirt and grime pile up?

Many new windows have a tilt-to-clean feature that makes it much easier for you to wipe them down on a regular basis and brighten up the exterior of your home.

Do You Need to Replace Home Windows?

Now that you know which signs to be on the lookout for, is it time for you to replace home windows and give your house a nice new look?

If you live in or around the Hesperia, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Barstow, or Palmdale areas and do need to replace the windows in your home, we can help at Diversified Glass.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and see how we can revamp your windows.