Don’t ignore the signs your home's windows need to be replaced.
Upgrading your windows is a great investment: it boosts your home’s curb appeal and market value while also saving you money on electricity bills by providing excellent insulation. Damaged Frames Visible damage or wear to the frames may signify that your windows are nearing the end of their lifespan. This is the case if your frames are chipped, exhibit water damage, or, in the case of wood frames, are soft to the touch. It’s likely that your windows have started to rot and are no longer effectively insulating your home. Decay may also make it difficult to properly close your windows. Not only does this expose the inside of your home to the elements, but not being able to lock your windows can compromise your safety. Cracks & Condensation Cracked glass is a relatively obvious indicator that your windows need replacing, since it means your home isn’t being sufficiently insulated. Plus, a cracked window isn’t visually appealing. Condensation between panes indicates exchange of moisture between the outside and the inside of your home. Left alone, condensation can lead to mould or water damage. That’s usually the result of a crack or a broken seal. Both cracks and condensation are signs that you should start looking into purchasing new windows. Noise & Drafts If your closed windows fail to keep out noise and drafts, there may be a problem with their seals or the way they were initially installed. New, double or triple glazed windows will do wonders for noise protection. Moreover, low-emittance glazed panes filled with argon or krypton gas boats even better soundproofing as well as increased energy efficiency. One of our expert technicians will ensure that your new windows are installed properly to ensure that they provide effective temperature regulation and keep drafts at bay. Upgrade Your Windows in Prince George If these warning signs sound familiar, don’t hesitate to reach out to All-West Glass. We’ve got many different types of windows available, and it’s up to you to decide if you want to stick with the same style of window you had before or try something new. Then, we’ll handle the installation process ourselves. To book a consultation or get a quote, feel free to contact us today.