7 Signs You Need a Window Replacement

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. 

If you have old windows, they may not perform these jobs as well as they should. We’ll share the most common signs that 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 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, 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. 

Signs of general wear and tear are another good indicator that your windows might be due for repair or replacement


Crack spreading through commercial glass window


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 between your window panes, your seals are likely broken. Because this issue is complex, your best bet is to schedule a window replacement. 

Excess moisture in your windows can lead to mold growth, a health hazard, especially for those with allergies or asthma. 

Related Post: 3 Important Reasons to Schedule a Window Replacement Before Winter

6. High Energy Bills 

Have you seen an unexpected spike in your utility bills? Have they risen over time with no explanation? Your old windows might be the culprit.   

When your windows don’t provide enough insulation or have outright gaps, both hot and cold air escapes. This loss forces your HVAC system to work twice as hard to keep the temperature consistent. 

The good news is that you’ve got window replacement options to keep your energy bills manageable. Low-emissivity glass installed by Springfield Glass Company can reduce energy loss

7. It’s Loud Inside 

Do you constantly hear commotion from the street or neighboring buildings? These sounds might indicate you need to replace your windows. 

Improperly installed, single-pane or older windows often lack the insulation needed to keep sounds out. The team at Springfield Glass Company can work with you to find an option that insulates properly, keeping your building peaceful and quiet. 

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.

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