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5 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Windows

5 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Windows

While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can show you need replacement windows. High-quality windows can last for years, but the Hingham weather, heavy use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of your windows. If you don’t know if your windows are approaching the end of their lifespan, here are some signs that it may be time to replace them:

  1. Hingham just dealt with a severe storm.
    Towns that are prone to severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one strong thunderstorm, might see windows and homes damaged. Make sure you inspect your windows for potential damage if they experienced weather more intense than what they were designed to handle.
  2. You are noticing drafts from your windows
    Drafty windows can allow warm or cool air to leak out from your home and cause outside air to drift in. Window drafts require your heating and cooling system to work more 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 important repairs due to windows that are difficult to open and close.
    A professional can also help you decide if such a window can be repaired with a little amount of work or if it warrants a full replacement.
  3. You want to lower your power bill
    Have you found that your power bills are unexpectedly steep? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your power bills to go up by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can require you to pay more for power as your HVAC system has to work overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window experts can work with you to find which type of windows would be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by considering such things as weather changes in Hingham.
  4. You discover condensation between your window panes
    While indoor condensation may not concern you that much, it could lead to window damage. Discovering condensation isn’t always a bad thing; in many instances it means the windows are functioning correctly. However, condensation that exists between the panes of window glass can reflect an issue. This issue can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
  5. Your house is experiencing a makeover
    A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—when so many other aspects of your home are getting a redesign, why not add in your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is likely that your home and windows are worn down, and you will want your windows to match the new style of your updated home. If you are replacing your windows with larger panes of glass, they can offer more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Hingham has a wide selection of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows go with your home’s new style.

Don’t wait until disaster strikes—use these indicators to help decide if your home needs replacement windows today. If any of these indicators stands out to you, give Pella of Hingham a call at 781-826-8005 or visit our showroom. You can also schedule an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.

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