When was the last time you replaced the windows in your home? Home window replacement could save you a good amount of money on your energy bills, and even increase the value of your home.
Depending on when you purchased your home, you may or may not know when your current windows were installed. That’s why Sacramento home window replacement company California Energy Consultant Service recommend that you take note of 5 particular signs to help you know when home window replacement is necessary.
1. You commonly feel a draft inside your home
If you feel a draft or breeze in your home, particularly when you are near your windows, there’s a good chance that you’re in need of a home window replacement. The following issues typically cause drafts in your Sacramento County home:
- Poor or improper sealing around the windows of your home
- The sealing around your windows is old and worn
- Your windows are not closing properly
Windows that don’t close or have poor or worn-down sealing can cause your energy bills to increase, regardless of the season. In warmer months, they’ll cause cold air from your air conditioner units to escape your home. In colder months, your heating bill will be higher than it should be due to the loss of heat through your windows.
2. You notice moisture buildup after a storm
Whether there’s condensation between your windowpanes or a pool of water on your windowsill or nearby floor, you are dire need of home window repair or home window replacement.
Give California Energy Consultant Service a call for home windows replacement in Sacramento, El Dorado, San Joaquin or any other nearby county. Having a professional upgrade your weather-stripping can sometimes solve moisture buildup. However, it may be cheaper and more effective in the long run to simply have your windows replaced, as moisture buildup could lead to rotted or warped window frames.
3. Your window frames are starting to deteriorate
Rotted or warped window frames are a very good indication that it is time for home window replacement. While rotting or warped window frames can be easy to spot with the naked eye, the damage may not always be visible.
One of the easiest ways to determine if your window frames are starting to decay is to take a metal object with a flat surface, such as a knife or screwdriver, and press it against the wood of your windowsill. If it easily presses into your wood, then it’s time you looked into a full window and frame replacement.
4. There are cracks in your window glass
Believe it or not: even the smallest crack in your window glass could be driving up your energy costs. Such cracks will cause hot or cold drafts to enter from the outside, and cold or heated air to escape your home.
The last thing you need is to have a small crack worsen in the middle of a chilly December night in Sacramento. That’s why it is important to have the window replaced if there is any sign of a crack in the glass.
5. You have a hard time opening and closing your windows
If your windows are tough to open or close, it may be due to improper installation, warping, or other issues. While these windows may seem to be more of a nuisance than anything else, it is likely that they could also be having problems with the following:
- Energy efficiency
If you have one or more windows that are a struggle to open or close, then you’d likely benefit by having them repaired or replaced.
If you notice any of these signs in your home windows, contact a trusted Sacramento home window replacement company like California Energy Consultant Service today for a consultation. Replacing these windows will improve the look and value of your home, and more importantly, lower your energy bills.