Have you ever wondered when you should be looking into window replacement in your home? Do you know the signs that say it’s time? As Toronto’s favourite for replacement windows and doors, we’ve come across many situations where people have either been unaware or ignored the warning signs that say it’s time for new windows. In the worst-case scenario, this can mean structural damage to a person’s home or belongings and even unintentional harm to their health.
Let’s go over the ten warning signs that say it’s time to replace your windows so that this doesn’t happen to you.
1. Visibly Damaged Glass
Over the years, your windows will be exposed to elements like excessive wind, rain, hail, snow, heat, and harmful UV rays. During a storm, they could get hit by debris like twigs, rocks, and grass. The end result is that the window glass could crack, warp, or become foggy and dirty.
2. Decaying Frames
Just like the glass, frames can get damaged by the elements over time. This is especially true for wood frames that can begin to decay or rot because of water exposure and the development of mould.
3. Difficult to Operate
The mechanisms to operate your window can become damaged, preventing you from opening and closing them. This could also occur if they weren’t installed properly in the first place.
4. Curb Appeal
Casa Bella has been serving window contractors since 1977 and helping to beautify homes across the GTA. If your windows are old and out-dated, you might want to replace them to give your home the facelift it needs.
5. Drafts and Air Loss
Do you feel drafts of air when near your window? Can you hear wind whistling, or see light through gaps in the frame? These are all clear warning signs that replacement is necessary.
6. High Energy Costs
Has your energy bill seemed higher and higher each passing year? When there are drafts, your furnace has to work overtime to heat your home, resulting in higher energy costs. Newer window units are much more energy-efficient and sealed to protect your home from air loss.
This occurs when hot, humid air from inside your home hits the cold surface of your window. It typically happens in winter and is a sure sign that there are issues with your units.
8. Moisture Present Between Panes
Windows often have argon or krypton gas injected in between panes for improved insulation. An airtight seal is added to keep the gas in, but if this seal is ever compromised, moisture can build up in between these two panes which is never a good sign.
9. Lots of Noise
No one wants to experience excessive amounts of outside noise in their homes. Old windows that lack a tight seal or insulation can let way too much sound in, making your living space uncomfortable.
10. Single Pane Windows
Old windows are typically single pane, especially if your house was built before the 1970s. Compared to today’s units that are double or triple pane, these old models are substandard and lack insulation, soundproofing, and energy-efficiency.
Call Casa Bella Today
If you are experiencing any of these issues then get in touch for more info and ask us about a free consultation. You won’t be disappointed by our exceptional service and quality windows that are built to last.
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