Spring oftentimes marks the start of the busy season for many contractors and builders. After being stuck in the house for months on end, many homeowners start to think about the things they wish were different about their home. But one thing homeowners may not think about updating is windows. Windows are often overlooked projects when it comes to home remodeling, but they are important for maintaining a healthy, energy-efficient home. Here are 3 signs it’s time to replace your windows.
A telltale sign that your windows need to be replaced is that there is condensation between window panes. Condensation between the window panes means that the seal between panes is broken. Condensation between the panes will result in a haziness that cannot be cleaned off from inside or outside the windows.
If your windows are constantly falling down or need to be propped up to stay open, it’s probably time to replace them. In some cases, there may be an imbalance within the window causing the sash to slide down when you attempt to open it. However, if you have had this issue multiple times with the same window, you should consider replacing it.
Older homes with wooden windows are more susceptible to rot due to moisture build up over time. If the rotted windows are not replaced in a timely manner, rot can eventually spread through the walls. This not only presents a health issue, but also can cause damage to the structural parts of the home as well.
While windows may not be on the top of the remodel list, they are important for maintaining a safe and energy-efficient home. When there are issues with moisture and rot, this is also a sign that your heating and cooling systems are probably working in overdrive. Contact Midwest Builders for a free quote to replace your windows!
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