Despite the time and effort you may put into maintaining your windows, these important home components won’t last forever. At some point they must be replaced, especially if you start seeing signs of trouble such as poor indoor comfort and higher energy bills. In today’s blog, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania shares some signs that your windows might need replaced.
Problems with Condensation
Windows are sealed around their openings in order to keep moisture out of the home. However, if you notice fogging occurring between the glass of your double-paned windows, this means the gas fill that’s responsible for keeping your windows well-insulated has been compromised, which will in turn cause them to become less energy efficient.
Difficulties With Operation
Windows that are hard to open and close are another indicator that window replacement may be necessary. Difficulties operating windows could be a result of poor installation, wear and tear due to lack of maintenance or simply the age of the windows. Casement, double-hung and other operable windows that are working correctly should require little to no effort in terms of operation.
High Energy Consumption
Have you noticed an increase in your energy bills over the past few months? This could mean the heat that’s supposed to be warming your home may actually be escaping instead. Check your current windows for any signs of disrepair, like damaged frames and fogged glass. You can seek a replacement window contractor like Renewal by Andersen of Central PA to address this problem.
Single Glazing on Your Windows
Your home may have windows composed of only one pane of glass. Such windows don’t prevent heat transfer very well, which is one reason why a window replacement is necessary. Nowadays, double glazed windows like those offered by Renewal by Andersen have thermal insulating qualities that help keep heat from escaping.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to improve your home with new windows. Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central PA for an array of window offerings including sliding windows. To learn more, give us a call at (717) 306-9448. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation. We serve residents living in and around Lancaster, PA.