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Is it Time to Replace Your Windows? Watch for These Signs!

Windows are much more than just openings to the outside world; they significantly impact your home's comfort, energy efficiency, and curb appeal. However, even the best windows don't last forever. So, how do you know when it's time to say goodbye to your old windows and hello to beautiful, new ones? Here are some key signs to watch for

Feeling Drafty?

window draft

Do you constantly feel a chill near your windows, even when the thermostat is cranked up? This is a strong indication that your windows are no longer sealing properly, allowing precious heat (or cool air) to escape. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it also leads to higher energy bills.

Foggy Window? Your Seal Might Be Failing!

seal failure

Have you noticed your windows looking cloudy or hazy lately? This could be a sign that the seal between the panes of glass has failed.

A window seal is a barrier that prevents air and moisture from getting between the two panes of glass in a double-paned window. This creates an insulating layer that helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

How to spot a failed seal Condensation between the panes. This is the most common sign of a failed seal. You'll see moisture trapped between the two layers of glass, making it look foggy or hazy.

Window Woes

Bad Weatherstrip, broken window balance

Do your windows stick, jam, or require excessive force to open and close? This could be due to warped frames, worn-out hardware, broken window balances, rotten window sills or weatherstripping failure. 

Visible Damage

window rot, bad window sills

Cracked or broken glass, rotting wood frames, and peeling paint are all clear signs of window deterioration. Ignoring these issues can lead to further damage, and costly repairs down the line.

Faded Furnishings

sun faded furniture

Are the carpets, curtains, or furniture near your windows faded and sun-bleached? This could be due to a lack of UV protection in your older windows. Upgrading to modern windows with low-emissivity (Low-E) glass can prevent this damage and protect your valuable belongings.

Higher Energy Bills

high utility bill

Have your energy bills been steadily increasing without any explanation? Drafty windows are a major culprit, as they force your HVAC system to work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. New, energy-efficient windows can significantly reduce your energy consumption and save you money in the long run.

Outdated Style

old window replacement

Are your windows stuck in a bygone era, detracting from your home's overall aesthetics? New windows can instantly modernize your home's exterior and interior, boosting its curb appeal and resale value.

Peace of Mind

window interior

Investing in high-quality windows provides the peace of mind knowing your home is well-protected from the elements and comfortable year-round.

Is it Time to Replace Your Windows

If you're experiencing any of these signs, it's time to consider replacing your windows. Contact W-S Window & Door Co. in St. Louis for a professional consultation and personalized quote. We can help you choose the perfect windows for your needs and budget, ensuring a smooth and successful upgrade for your home! No gimmicks, no up-selling. We let our bid do the talking!

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