Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Home’s Windows

Jan 29, 2024

Replacing your home’s windows isn’t something that needs to be done all that often. However, as part of regular home maintenance and upkeep, it’s likely something you’ll need to consider at some point as a homeowner. Depending on the type of windows you have, your home’s windows will likely need to be replaced around every 15 to 25 years. However, if you don’t know exactly how old your windows are, there are plenty of other signs you can look out for to determine exactly when it’s time to replace your home’s windows.

Drafty or Single-Paned Windows

If your windows are drafty or feature single-paned glass, these are signs that you have older home windows. More importantly, drafty and poorly insulated windows may detract from your home’s comfort and performance, resulting in inconsistent temperatures throughout the house as well as higher-than-normal energy bills. The Department of Energy estimates that up to a third of energy loss in a home occurs through the windows, making this part of your home an important area to address for a comfortable and consistent indoor environment. A window replacement project can update your windows with double- or triple-paned glass as well as insulated frames that can have a significant impact on the comfort and performance of your entire home.

Windows Not Working Properly

Another sign that your windows need to be replaced is functionality issues. If your windows don’t open properly or are difficult to open and close, they likely have seals and other deteriorated components. While this may not seem like a big deal, having windows that open and close properly is important for the safety of you and your home. Windows serve as an alternative way to escape your home in the event of an emergency, and windows that don’t open properly may put you at risk.

Other Signs of Window Damage

In addition to opening and closing, there are other signs of window damage to look out for as well. Cracked glass, fog between the panes of glass, and deteriorating frames can also indicate that you need to have your windows replaced. These signs of deterioration indicate that the window is no longer able to perform properly. Because you rely on your windows for home security, energy efficiency, and more, it’s important to address damaged windows by planning a window replacement project as soon as possible.

Get Started on Your Window Replacement Project

If it’s time for a window replacement project at your home in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area, turn to the professionals at HomeTowne Windows & Doors. We proudly offer and install replacement windows for homeowners throughout the region, and we’d be happy to do the same for you. Our professionals can help assess the age and condition of your windows to determine if it’s time for a replacement. Then, we can provide you with an extensive range of options for your new replacement windows and install them with precision and care. Contact HomeTowne Windows & Doors today to get started.

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