Tips for Spotting Windows That Need to Be Replaced

Posted on: 10 August 2016

If you want to make sure you are keeping your home as energy-efficient as possible, you will need to keep an eye out for signs that you have some windows that need to be replaced. To help you spot those windows, you will want to check out the following points.

Frost Is Forming Inside the Windows

Frost might be pretty in the eyes of some people, but it is not something that you want to find forming on the inside of your windows. If you do find that your residential windows are ending up with frost on them, you will need to call in a skilled window-replacement professional. The frost is a clear sign that moisture is coming through the window at some point, so it is time to upgrade to a new window.

The Window Stopped Functioning Properly 

If you are having trouble opening or closing the window, you have a problem. You also have a serious problem if upon your opening the window, the window does not stay open on its own. This is a major safety issue and something that needs addressed immediately. Some towns even consider this a violation of their building codes because of the danger that comes from not having a window that stays open without a board or book propping it up.

Gaps Are Forming Around the Frame of the Window

You will want to call a window-replacement professional if you are starting to notice that there are some major gaps starting to form around the exterior of the window frame. Gaps can allow insects to crawl in and can also allow air to flow through. This can drastically alter the energy efficiency of your home, so you will want to make sure that you get replacement windows in as soon as possible.

Mildew or Mold Is Forming Around the Window

If you are noticing the growth of mildew or mold on the framework, on the window sill, or on the drywall around the window, this should be taken as a sign that it is time for a replacement window. If you do not quickly replace the window, and moisture continues to get into your home, you may find that a lot of building materials will end up destroyed. At that point, it will cost you a lot more money to repair everything than it would have if you had simply replaced the window at the first sign of trouble.

With those four signs in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you are recognizing the need for a new replacement window.


Choosing Great Looking Windows

After I fixed up my yard, I realized that my home itself could use some curb appeal. I decided that one of the biggest eyesores on my home other than the porch with the flaking paint was the windows, so I started shopping for replacements. I was able to find a great deal at a local window shop, and to my surprise, they had a large variety of windows available. It was incredible to find windows that were as functional as they were beautiful, and when they were installed I was really pleased with the outcome. This blog is all about choosing great looking windows.