Kentucky Home Exteriors

Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows

signs you need to replace your windows

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Have you noticed signs that you need to replace your windows? Are they looking tired, outdated, or not functioning efficiently?

These are red flags that it’s time to give your windows some love and contact a professional company to discuss replacement window options.

You may have noticed that your windows are a bit drafty, or there could be structural frame damage. Either way, it’s essential to catch any maintenance issues before they become big problems that require a more extensive replacement window project.

What is a Replacement Window?

Replacement windows are a different process from having a new window constructed. You won’t need a whole new window frame, and the replacement window is made to fit in the existing structure. This means you can leave the exterior elements intact, and it does not require as much time or money as a new window construction.

You can choose fiberglass, vinyl, or aluminum-clad when replacing your windows. There are many reasons to replace your windows, but most people replace them because they’re not working the way they should.

What are the Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows?

Here are a few signs that it’s time to look at a replacement window project.

Not Functioning Efficiently

Your windows let air and light into your home, but they also help keep your house insulated. If you have noticed that your windows jam or stick when you try to open or close them, it can mean that the moving parts are failing.

You may have noticed a cold draft when you walk past your window. This is a sign that the seal is failing and your home is not being as well insulated as it could. This could also indicate that the weather stripping is worn. Inefficient windows can wreak havoc on your utility bill, so it’s a good time to look into replacement windows.

Windows also help keep out noise, so if you have noticed that your neighbor’s kids are especially loud at 6:30 am, it may be a sign that your windows need to be replaced.

Outdated Design

Your windows might function adequately, but you are tired of their outdated appearance. Many people replace their windows with new construction to update and modernize their homes. With so many styles, upping your curb appeal with new windows is easier than ever.

Damaged Components

If you have noticed damaged parts, it may be time to replace your windows. Depending on your window style, there can be quite a few movable components. Over time these can rust, warp, or be affected by mold. You may even notice cracks or broken glass. These can easily be replaced, but if there is decay in the frame, a new construction window may be on the table.

If you have noticed excessive condensation between the glass panes on your window, your glazing is losing effectiveness. You may also have detected that your single-pane window is leaking air. This is particularly true in older homes. A good way to test this is to touch the glass of your window. If the glass is cold, your home is not retaining heat or cold air, affecting your insulation.

Security Risk

Windows are not purely for insulation and light but also provides a security function. Loose locks and hinges or warped and rotted frames can be a security risk. If you notice that the elements of your window are not as strong as they should be, it is time to replace them with a sturdier material.

Replace Your Windows with a Professional Company

If you choose a professional company for your window replacement, they will last much longer and be easier to maintain. That is because they will have high-quality materials and a thorough installation process with factory-trained professionals.

Louisville’s #1 Exterior Remodeling Company

Kentucky Home Exteriors offers a wide range of window replacement options. So, if you want to replace your windows, contact us to start the process.

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