4 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

As the seasons change in the Midwest, it’s important to take a look at your home and determine which areas might need to be fixed or replaced. Depending when your windows were installed or the last time they were replaced, they could be an option. Here are a few ways to know it’s time to replace your windows.

  • They were installed or last replaced 20+ years ago – Depending on where you live, windows should typically last for around two decades. If it’s been that long since they’ve been addressed, now might be a good time to replace them so it’s not a major rush when you truly need to.
  • There are visible signs of damage – If you’re noticing any damage, signs of warping, or other visible issues, that could mean it’s time for a repair or a replacement. Depending on the severity of the issue, a repair might be all that’s needed. If it’s more serious, or could lead to more serious issues, it’s time to replace.
  • There was recent inclement weather – Did a hailstorm, bad rainstorm, tornado, tropical storm, or snowstorm recently hit your home? Make sure you get out and check your windows for any signs of damage outside of normal wear and tear. Seeing any issues with your windows caused by recent weather? Could be time to replace them.
  • You want to reduce your energy bill – A benefit of updating your windows to newer models is the improvement in energy efficiency. Your windows help to keep the hot air in during the winter and out during the summer, so replacing your windows is a great way to make sure they’re doing just that.

If any of the above situations apply to you, then it might be a good time to consider replacing your windows. Whether it’s time to replace due to damage, aging, or other reasons, it’s always best to do it sooner rather than later. If you’re a resident of Southeastern Wisconsin, contact our team of experts at TightSeal to get a free quote and get moving on your window replacement. Not only do they offer Energy Star Certified windows that will be sure to help reduce your energy bill and increase your curb appeal, they specialize in made to order windows, custom crafted for your home.