1. They’re damaged, warped, or broken
It’s sometimes possible to repair a window instead of replacing it. If your window’s problem is minor, such as needing new weatherstripping or hardware, a repair might be the best option. But replacing a damaged, warped, or broken window sash or frame is almost always preferred to attempting a repair. Do your windows fog up or let a draft in? Do they stick when you try to open or close them? Do they refuse to stay open? If your windows are doing any of the above it may be time to replace those windows.
2. Spending too much on your energy bill?
Windows provide some heat in the winter by letting in sunlight. But drafty windows can cause your energy bills to skyrocket 25% higher. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can reduce your heating and cooling bills. Bonus: If you’re considering listing your home for sale, those new windows and the resulting energy cost savings can be a big selling point.
3. Need some updated curb appeal?
Windows are one of the most prominent features of a home, and if they look worn, your house will too. Look to see whether the color is fading or the window material is warping, or whether old screens or storm windows detract from the curb appeal of your home.
While you’re upgrading your home’s appearance, you might also wish to change the type of window from a fixed sash to a window that opens. Changing fixed windows to vented/opening windows can create a breeze in the spring and fall months.
Center, daylit environments increase productivity and comfort, plus help regulate your circadian rhythms for better general wellness.