Your home’s windows serve a purpose far more important than just aesthetics. Installing high quality, well-manufactured windows are key for protecting your home from moisture damage, noise, and extreme temperature variations. There are many different styles and price points to choose from when it comes to selecting new windows for your home, but one factor that can’t be overlooked is energy efficiency.
Functional and energy-saving windows are important additions to either new or existing homes. By installing energy-efficient windows, you’ll save yourself the heartache of expensive heating and cooling bills. Plus, you’ll benefit from reduced maintenance, increased noise cancellation, and less environmental damage from heating and cooling loss.
To help you identify whether or not your home needs new windows, here are 5 warning signs that replacements may be in order:
High Energy Bills
If you’ve noticed your monthly bills climbing at any time of year, faulty windows may be to blame. Cracks, loose glass, and single-pane windows can all lead to a loss of heat or cool air, meaning that you’re using up more energy to sustain a temperature. As the air conditioner or heater tries to make up for the loss, your energy bills can skyrocket.
If your windows appear wet and foggy, there’s usually a problem. Water droplets and moisture may indicate a compromised window structure that needs repair or a replacement altogether. Well-insulated, energy-efficient windows reduce the presence of condensation with their tightly sealed, multi-pane glass panels. Plus, they have a longer lifespan than typical single-pane windows.
Lack of Peace and Quiet
Do you struggle to fall asleep at night because of outside noise? Your windows should create a barrier to absorb noises from outside so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of your home. If you notice that street noise and exterior sounds are making their way inside, it might be time to update your windows.
Difficulty Opening and Closing
Windows should always open and close with ease. Stiff and sticky windows are burdensome to open and close, and loose hanging ones will cause a huge dip in energy efficiency. Bugs, pests, and moisture can all creep into your house if your windows are not properly installed to size, so make sure to replace them before the damage sets in.
Damaged or Outdated Frames
Your window’s frames make a huge difference not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for functionality. Damaged, warped, or rotting window frames can compromise your home’s ability to regulate indoor temperature. Installing new windows with sturdy, up-to-date frames will help keep things warm or cool, while adding value to your home.
At Energy Exteriors Northwest, we offer the most energy efficient window options in the market. Our Energy Star glass selections are sure to keep you warm in the winter and cool during the summer, while also significantly reducing your monthly energy bill. Customers can shop from our Milgard window selections as well, complete with a full lifetime warranty including parts and labor.
Serving Snohomish County with over 25 years of experience, we’re confident in our top-of-the-line materials and expert installation. If you think your home could benefit from a new set of energy efficient windows, schedule a free consultation online today, or by calling us at 425-482-3054.