How to Know When You Need Replacement Windows

Oct 3, 2016

No one wants to have to replace their windows. Windows are expensive! But windows, just like any other part of a house, get old and show their wear and tear. Old windows can lead to higher energy bills and other adverse issues. Here are a few signs to watch for in your windows that show you that it may be time for replacement windows.

Sign#1 Your Energy Bills are High

You know where your energy bill used to be and where it is now. When the bill keeps going higher even though you’ve kept the thermostat at the same temperature for years, there has to be a reason. Most likely, it’s your windows. Older windows let hot, California air seep into your home and your cool, air-conditioned air seep out. If you want to save money on your energy bills instead of paying more and more, replacement windows are in store.

Sign#2 The Windows Won’t Open or Close

You’d love to have fresh air on a beautiful spring day, wouldn’t you? Well, do you have to go outside because your windows simply won’t open? Worse yet, you finally got one open and now it’s raining and it won’t close. Older windows can warp and they are harder to operate as the years go by. If you don’t mind stationary windows, so be it. If you want to be able to open and close your windows freely, you’ll need replacement windows.

Sign#3 There are Drops of Water Between the Glass Panes

Windows that collect condensation between the glass are no longer doing their job properly. Condensation means that air and water are getting between the glass panes of the window. If the air and water gets in there, it can get through the other parts of the window and into your home. Sometimes, windows can be resealed and repaired, but most likely you are better off with replacement windows instead.

Sign#4 The Windows are Rotting

Wood wasn’t meant to sit out it the California elements for years on end. Wood windows will rot after they have been in use for many years. If the wood is rotting away on your windows, there’s not much you can do but look into replacement windows. Consider vinyl windows so you don’t have to worry about rot anymore.

Sign#5 The House is Drafty

If you’re sitting on your couch and feel a draft on a cool day, even though there are no fans going, it’s likely the window letting in a breeze. The integrity of old windows can only hold for so many years. Once the drafts start, they will only get worse and cause more issues along the way. It is best to look into replacement windows to take care of the issue.

Replacement windows will add value to your home and they will reduce your energy bills. They take an initial investment, but they pay you back in the long run both money-wise and in comfort. Come and learn more about replacement windows in San Diego, CA and how to know if you need new ones. Give Window Solutions a call at 619-258-0515 or visit our showroom at 11632 Riverside Dr Lakeside, CA 92040.

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