Even though your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you should consider replacement windows. Top-notch windows can serve you for decades, but the Tucson climate, wear and tear and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you aren’t sure if your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to replace them:
- Tucson just survived a severe storm.
Regions that are likely to face severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you check your windows for any signs of damage if they experienced weather more intense than what they were designed to bear.
- You are noticing drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can cause warm or cool air to leave your home and cause outside air to drift in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work longer than it needs to and can cost you more on your energy bills. Drafty windows can also be a sign of other issues, such as a need for weather-stripping or hardware, the presence of warped window panes or other necessary repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
An expert can also help you determine if such a window can be repaired with a little amount of work or if it needs a full replacement.
- You want to save on your utility bill
Have you noticed that your power bills are unusually expensive? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your power bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can cause you to pay more for power as your HVAC system has to work overtime to make up for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window professionals can work with you to identify which type of windows could be best for improving energy efficiency, and therefore best for impacting your monthly bills, by factoring in such things as weather changes in Tucson.
- You find condensation between the panes of your window
Even though indoor condensation may not bother you that much, it could cause window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a scary thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning properly. However, condensation appearing between the panes of window glass can indicate an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or solved with proper window replacement.
- Your house is undergoing a makeover
A home makeover is a perfect time to replace your windows—since so many other aspects of your home are getting a facelift, why not add in your windows? If you are planning a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you will want your windows to reflect the new look of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can bring more light to your living space. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Tucson has a wide variety of window styles to consider and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new look.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these indicators to help determine if your home requires replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Tucson a call at 520-989-3300 or come into our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.