Especially in older or historic homes, you may absolutely love the look of your windows or the character they convey. However, functionality may be a whole other issue. With all of the beautiful options available—even historically compatible yet energy-efficient windows—if it’s time to replace windows, there’s simply no reason not to.
How do you determine that your windows have reached the end of their lifespan? Here are some indicators to evaluate.
- Do your heating and cooling costs seem excessive? Are your windows hard to operate? Windows that don’t open or close easily are not only a costly issue for utility bills but also one of personal safety and home security.
- Do some windows have broken components—panes, cranks, locks, pins, or hinges, for example?
- Are windows fogging or accumulating condensation?
- Can you feel drafts by your windows?
- Are window frames showing signs of decay, deterioration, or rot?
- Can you hear noise from outside clearly inside?
- Do you still have single-pane glass?
- If you live in a neighborhood of similarly dated homes, are neighbors installing replacement windows?
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