You windows don’t talk. Unless of course your house is haunted, in which case you’ve got bigger problems than energy efficiency. But just because your windows don’t talk, it doesn’t mean they can’t still tell you when it’s time for them to be replaced. Below are some of the most common signs to look for that can help you identify which of the windows on your Cleveland, Ohio, home need to be replaced.
You Can Feel the Cold Coming Through
Studies show that as much as 25% of the heated air from within a home escapes through the windows. If you feel a chilly draft when you walk by any of your windows or if you can feel the cold outside air when you touch the window frame, then that window is probably letting way too much heat pass through it, and it’s probably time to have it replaced.
They Are Difficult to Open or Close
If you have a hard time opening and closing your windows, there’s a chance they’re either worn out or were not probably balanced when they were installed. If your windows are vinyl, then it’s more than likely a balance issue. However, if your windows are made of aluminum or wood, then it might mean that they’re starting to rot or rust on the inside.
They’re Not Much to Look At
Sure, looks aren’t everything, but if your windows are worn-out, warped, cracked, or otherwise unsightly, then you could probably stand to replace them. After all, new windows will improve your home’s appearance both inside and out.
They’re Just Plain Old
If the windows on your home are more than 20 years old, there’s a good chance they might be made with single-pane glass. In this case, even if you don’t feel significant drafts when you pass by them or if they’re not necessarily ugly or hard to operate, they still might still warrant a replacement due to the fact that new windows would be more energy efficient.
Get Started Today
When replacing the windows on your Cleveland-area home, you’ll want to choose new windows that not only look great but are also built to perform in the face of harsh Midwestern winters and are backed by solid warranty coverage. In other words, you’ll want to choose Sunrise replacement windows. Click here to find a Sunrise dealer in your area.