Signs You Need New Windows

There is no doubt that that new windows can improve the curb appeal and add to the value of your home. Despite these benefits, however, many people put off installing new windows until it is absolutely necessary. There are many different signs that point to windows being due for a change. Below, our team at Elegant Windows and Doors highlight some of the signs that your windows need to be replaced.


  • Windows are difficult to open and close

     To begin, difficult to open windows are a hassle to deal with, especially in a state like California where you open and close windows regularly. In addition, if your windows do not close properly, you may not be able to lock them, negatively impacting the safety of your home. It can also deny you the possibility of using it as an escape route in case of an emergency. There may be different reasons why your windows are difficult to close and open ranging from rust, balancing issues, rot, and warped frames. Whatever the case is, your safety is ultimately more important and hence, you should take steps to replace your windows as soon as possible.

  •  Energy bills are high

     If your windows are letting hot or cold air in from the outside, you may be required to turn on the air conditioner or heater. As a result, old or inefficient windows can have a significant impact on your home’s insulation and can lead to high energy bills. On the other hand, replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can reduce your heating and cooling bills.

  •  There are physical damages

    If you have noticed water stains or chipped, broken, or warped window surfaces or frames, then it is time for a replacement. Replacing a damaged window even when they are still operable is better for the safety and wellness of your home. In addition, windows are a feature that can be seen and therefore impact curb appeal. New windows are much more attractive and provide a sleek look, helping increase your home’s resale value.

  •  Noises and sounds from the outside are heard indoors

     Your windows serve many purposes, and one of them is to keep all outside noise out of your home. If you can clearly hear noise from outside when you stand inside and the window is shut, this is probably an indicator that your window is quite old and it cannot provide enough acoustic insulation to shield you from all the noise.

  •  Condensation

     If you notice condensation forming between the window panes of glass, it is an indication that the window has failed and is permitting outside air in. However, a condensation that forms in the interior, at the center of the window’s glass pack, means the window has lost its insulating properties and therefore, due for a change.

  •  Single pane windows 

    Mostly found in old houses, single plane windows are outdated, sub-standard, draughty, and most likely unsafe. To make it worse, they also offer no protection from UV rays, a problem which modern windows have safety regulations in place to prevent.

If you consider the long run, new windows can actually save you a great deal of money in electricity costs and actually be an investment if you ever decide to sell your home. In addition, you get great-looking windows that will give your home more aesthetic appeal and protect against the elements for years to come. If you have a question regarding windows or would like more information, call our knowledgeable staff today at (800)595-1172. For over 10 years, our team at Elegant Windows and Doors has been providing people throughout Los Angeles top-quality windows at affordable prices.


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