While your windows can’t speak directly to you, there are little ways they can communicate it’s time for replacement windows. Well-made windows can serve you for a long time, but the Fargo weather, frequent use and other factors can play a large role in the durability of a home’s windows. If you don’t know if your windows are near the end of their lifespan, here are some indicators that it may be time to consider replacing them:
- Fargo just weathered a severe storm.
Cities that are dealt severe weather, or even areas that have been hit with one powerful thunderstorm, can find windows and homes damaged. Make sure you look over your windows for possible damage if they dealt with weather stronger than what they were designed to bear.
- You are feeling drafts from your windows
Drafty windows can help warm or cool air to escape your home and cause outside air to sneak in. Window drafts push 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 as a result of windows that are difficult to open and close.
A consultant can also help you conclude if a window with this problem can be fixed with a little amount of work or if it demands a full replacement.
- You want to save on your power bill
Have you found that your energy bills are abnormally high? According to Energy.gov, faulty windows can force your utility bills to increase by about 10–25 percent. Drafty, improperly sealed or old windows can make you to pay more for energy as your HVAC system runs overtime to compensate for the lost air that has already been heated or cooled in your home. Pella window staff can work with you to identify which type of windows could be best for increasing energy efficiency, and therefore best for improving your monthly bills, by examining such things as weather changes in Fargo.
- You find condensation between the panes of your window
Even though indoor condensation may not disturb you that much, it could lead to window damage. Finding condensation isn’t always a negative thing; in many situations it means the windows are functioning effectively. However, condensation appearing between the panes of glass can reflect an issue. This concern can be easily avoided or fixed with proper window replacement.
- Your house is in the middle of a makeover
A home makeover is a great time to replace your windows—when so many other elements of your home are getting a new look, why not consider your windows? If you are going through a home makeover, it is probable that your home and windows are out-of-date, and you are going to want your windows to reflect the new style of your remodeled home. If you are replacing your windows with more expansive panes of glass, they can bring more light to your home. According to Architectural Lighting, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort. Pella of Fargo has a wide selection of window styles to choose from and can help make sure that your replacement windows match your home’s new style.
Don’t wait until trouble comes—use these indicators to help identify if your home will benefit from replacement windows today. If any of these warnings stands out to you, give Pella of Fargo a call at 701-281-1390 or stop by our showroom. You can also arrange an appointment online for a free, in-home consultation.