Do you ever get the feeling that there is something wrong with your windows? There are times when that feeling is correct, and something needs to be done with them. Sunrooms, by definition, are mostly constructed with windows. Fortunately, you do not have to rely on your feelings to determine whether it might be time to replace windows.
Are There Any Signs I Can Look For?
The answer to that question is most definitely yes. There are signs of trouble with your windows that you can be on the lookout for. We will list a few of them below.
- Weather damage, such as from high winds or hail.
- Drafts around the window.
- Your electricity bill has been rising for no known reason.
- You see condensation on the inside of the window.
- The window is simply unappealing aesthetically.
The easiest way to spot weather damage to your windows is to look for cracks in the glass. These cracks may be small and difficult to find. Or they may be larger and easier to see. Just like your car windshield, a small crack can become a large one if it is not dealt with. A cracked window must be repaired or replaced.
If you feel a draft coming from the window, it is likely that there is a leak somewhere. This may not necessarily require a complete replacement though. It may be something as simple as replacing the sealing around the window. If you are not sure of what is causing the draft, it is best to contact a professional to evaluate the issue.
If you notice that your electricity bill has been rising despite your efforts at conservation, it may be a sign of window damage. According to Energy.gov (part of the US Department of Energy), problem windows can cause your electricity bill to increase between 10-25 percent. This is due to the fact that your HVAC system is forced to work longer than normal to compensate for the air that has escaped your home.
The appearance of condensation on the inside of your window is another sign that a leak is present. Stopping condensation from appearing on the inside of your window may be as simple as adding weatherstripping or caulking. Or it may be as complicated as replacing the window itself.
If the issue is something as simple as the window being aesthetically unappealing, then you will know right away that you should contact a professional.
What is The Next Step?
Once you have determined that it is time to replace a window, then you should contact a professional window contractor. The professionals at Rusco Windows are well equipped to handle all your window replacement needs. We will even provide you with an estimate at no cost. We appreciate you considering Rusco for your window replacement needs!