5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows
Just like any other part of your home, the windows can become damaged or worn with time. While some window styles and types last longer than others, most residential windows have a lifespan of around 15-20 years.
Live in your house long enough and eventually, you’ll need to replace your home’s windows, especially if you’re living in an older home that’s never had an upgrade.
But how do you know if it’s time to replace your windows? As your premier window contractors in the Twin Cities, the team at Platinum Restoration has put together this guide on the top five signs you need to replace your windows.
1. Condensation Between Panes
If your windows seem to sweat, this is a sign it’s time to replace them. On cold days, moisture might get inside between the panes and form condensation. This is usually due to issues with the seals, and it’s a common problem with older windows.
2. Persistent Cold Drafts
You want your windows to be sealed properly so that they keep the outside air where it belongs: outside. So, if you notice cold drafts when you stand next to the windows in the winter, or hot drafts in the summer, the seals may be broken or damaged.
Drafts can also make your HVAC work overtime, so replacing the windows will create a more energy-efficient home.
3. Issues Operating & Opening Windows
Do you have issues opening and closing your windows? Do they tend to stick when you try to operate them? This can be frustrating and annoying, but it can also mean you need window replacements.
Windows that stick or jam can indicate the presence of mold or rust, so let our window contractors check out your window to see what’s up. At the very least, we can provide tips on how to extend your windows’ lifespan.
4. Water Damage on the Window Frames
When windows aren’t sealed properly, water can get inside your home. You might not notice the water at first, but condensation and window damage can impact the window frames, even inside your home.
With the harsh storms that hit Minnesota, it’s essential to ensure your windows and their frames are in great condition. Find out more about our storm restoration options.
5. Higher Utility Bills
Another sign you need your windows replaced is soaring utility bills. Without properly sealed, quality windows, it’s harder to regulate your home's temperature. With better windows, you can save money on energy costs. Plus, you’ll be helping the environment.
At Platinum Restoration, we also offer many energy-efficient window options that are very effective. Learn more about the windows we carry by reaching out today.
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Have you noticed one or more of these signs on your windows? If so, it’s likely time to replace some or all of your home's windows. With Platinum Restoration, we make window replacement simple with our commitment to customer services and affordable prices.
We can also help you pick out the right window style for your home. Call today 763-244-1474
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