Windows play an important role in both the aesthetics and the functionality of your home. Windows can add curb appeal, make a space feel larger, and of course bring the natural light & air of the outdoors into the residence. Windows are something that we become so used to seeing in our house everyday, we tend to forget that they aren’t built to last forever. Windows need to be replaced from time to time, especially as the technology behind our windows advances. If you’re wondering whether it's time to think about replacing your home's windows, keep an eye out for these signs!

Water Leaks 

If you can see water leaking into your home around a window when it’s raining outside, the window unit will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Leaky windows allow excess moisture into your home. That moisture can lead to serious water damage to your floors and walls around the window, and it also creates an environment that allows dangerous mold growth to occur inside the home. 

High Heating and Cooling Costs 

Your windows play a big role in the temperature control of your home. If your heating and cooling bills seem to be constantly increasing, your windows could be to blame. Stand by a window when it’s very hot or cold outside and see if you feel a draft coming in around the glass. If your outdated window has a draft, maintaining your desired temperature inside the home will quickly become expensive! 

Windows Are Difficult to Open and Close

Windows that are in good condition should be easy to operate. If you’re struggling to get your windows opened or closed, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Check every window in your home while you do your spring cleaning. This makes it easy to remember to check the status of your windows at least once a year. If the window is difficult to open or close, keep an eye out for the other signs on this list too. It’s very common to see more than one of these issues at once! 

Condensation on the Glass

If you find visible condensation on your window, that’s often a bad sign. Condensation is especially concerning when it’s between the two panes of glass. This is a telltale sign that the window seals have failed. This puts your home at risk for further water damage and mold growth. 

Contact Us Today

If you’re noticing one or more of these signs in your windows, it's best to reach out to a professional like our team at Erdmann Exteriors! Replacing your windows may sound overwhelming, but it's a worthwhile investment to not only keep your home protected from moisture damage, but also make your home more energy efficient at the same time! Plus, you’ll get your money back quickly in the form of lower heating and cooling bills and an increased home value! 

If you're ready to replace your windows this year, our team at Erdmann Exteriors is ready to assist! You can contact us by giving us a call at (847) 357-9607 or by filling out our team's online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your replacement window needs!