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3 Signs Your Home’s Windows Should be Replaced July 15, 2019

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3 Signs Your Home’s Windows Should be Replaced, Cincinnati, Ohio

Your windows do more than just offer a view; they welcome in natural light, increase your home’s curb appeal, and contribute to energy efficiency. As they age, they may not be as efficient as they once were. In some cases, minor issues with windows, such as chips and cracks, call for basic window repairs; in other cases, it may be time to simply replace them.

3 Signs It’s Time for Window Replacements

1. They’re Getting Old

The life expectancy of windows is around 25 years. If you don’t know how old the windows are exactly or suspect they were installed when the house was built, consider the age of the structure. The ENERGY STAR® labeling program didn’t start until 1992, so your older windows may not be as energy efficient as they could be. They may not be properly glazed either, which allows UV rays into your home each time you open the curtains.

2. There’s a Draft

All the windows are closed, but you still feel a breeze. Put your hand up to the window. If you can feel cool air coming in, it’s a safe bet that you need new windows. As windows get older, the glazing putty may grow brittle and fall away. Sashes can shrink with age around older windows as well.

In vinyl or aluminum windows, the gaskets can wear out. Any of these cases can be responsible for a draft in your home. Minor window repairs, such as weather stripping or shrink film, can offer quick and temporary fixes to keep the cold air out until you can replace them.

3. Condensation Build Up

Window RepairIf you spot fog or condensation on your windows, it could be a sign of a broken seal. On single pane ones, condensation may simply be the result of increased humidity. This is common in the bathroom or kitchen. However, if you notice it in between a double paned window, it’s an indication of a broken seal. Condensation itself isn’t a big deal, but it signifies an energy efficiency issue.

While it’s tempting to do some quick window repairs and simply replace the glass, this does nothing to address the seals, and the problem will ultimately return. Instead, contact a professional about window replacements to resolve the problem. 

 

If it’s time to start thinking about window repairs or a replacement, turn to the glass experts at GlassPro, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH. From installation to repairs, these professionals work closely with you to help you decide on the best window options for your home. When it comes to making decisions about the windows in your home, remember, you have the right to select the glass company of your choice--not your insurance company. Visit their website to learn more about their services or give them a call at (513) 874-6559 to schedule an appointment.

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