Deciding when to replace your windows is a tough decision. As new windows are pricey, it makes it even more difficult to decide. However, there are a few factors that you should consider before replacing them. First and foremost, if you have an older home, you might consider replacing your old wood windows with new ones. This is due to older windows being bad at retaining heated or cooling air, which leads to higher energy bills.
Aside from that, inefficient windows will allow condensation, humidity and air pollution into your home. This is especially bad for those who have asthma or someone else who has other respiratory conditions. Additionally, children are also sensitive to air pollution. You should watch out for mould and mildew at the corners of your window. Mould is highly toxic and exposure of it can lead to various health concerns.
If your windows are difficult to open or will not open, you may want to consider changing your windows. Windows with this type of problem are a safety hazard. When you’re trying to escape, you’ll have trouble escaping through it. You should check if there are any broken parts that need to be replaced or tracks that need to be lubricated. If your windows are painted shut and in poor condition, it’s a good time to replace them with wooden windows.
Another obvious factor to consider would be when your windows are about to fall apart. If your windows are in the process of rotting, falling apart or similar conditions that cannot be fixed, it’s time to replace your windows. If there’s moisture in between the panes of glass, this proves that there’s a broken seal and you’ll have to replace the window.
Other than that, if you notice there seem to be a swarm of insects taking up your home, you might want to check your windows thoroughly. The cracks in your windows and window frames will allow these insects into your home. Besides that, you should replace your windows where there are cracks or when they’re broken. Cracked and broken glasses are not only dangerous but it’ll also affect your home’s temperature.