Windows provide more than beautiful sunlight and fresh air in your home–the right windows can help you save money and keep your temperature and humidity levels in check through every season.
If you’ve got old windows, they may not be performing these jobs as well as they should. In today’s blog post, Springfield Glass Company shares 5 signs it’s time to schedule a window replacement.
1.) Cold Drafts
If you feel a cold draft each time you walk past your window during the winter, this indicates damaged window seals. When cold air leaks in through your windows, your HVAC has to compensate to heat your home. This means higher energy bills and a furnace that may not last as long as it should. Scheduling a window replacement will ensure all your windows are sealed properly.
2.) Trouble Opening and Closing Your Windows
If your windows are getting stuck when you try to open or close them, or if the cranks are damaged, this is a sign it’s time for a window replacement. Because your old windows have been exposed to severe weather for long periods of time, they may be damaged by water or mold, causing them to become off-balance.
3.) Visible Damage
Sometimes it’s easy to see when a window replacement is needed. Your windows may have cracked or chipped glass, or visible cracks or holes in the frame. Damaged windows are unsightly and can be a health hazard when mold is involved.
4.) Hot or Cold to the Touch
If you place your hand over your window during extremely hot or cold weather, and the glass is freezing cold or hot, this is a sign your windows are not properly insulated. Newer windows are better insulated for optimal energy efficiency.
5.) Condensation Between Window Panes
If you see fog or small droplets of water in between your window panes, this means your seals are likely broken. Because this issue is difficult to fix, your best bet is to schedule a window replacement. Excess moisture in your windows can lead to mold growth, which is a health hazard, especially for members of your family with allergies or asthma.
Window Replacements at Springfield Glass Company
The experts at Springfield Glass Company are ready to give you an estimate on your window replacements! We have over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial glass repair and installation and can complete your project with precision and integrity. Call us today at 417-883-6555 for a free estimate, or contact us online.