8 Signs You Should Update Your Windows

8 Signs You Should Update Your Windows

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8 signs you should update your windows

It can be hard to tell when it’s time to upgrade our windows. Some homeowners have no idea how old their windows are. From afar the windows might look just fine, but look a little closer and there might be some serious issues. Even if your windows aren’t that old, poor installation and low quality windows can lead to issues at any time. Luckily, TightSeal Exteriors & Baths are here to help. As Southeastern Wisconsin’s Window Remodeler, we are experts when it comes to your windows. Here are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to update your windows.

1. Windows Letting in Hot/Cold Air

Are your windows drafty? Can you feel the cold air coming in around the window frame? There are many reasons for drafty windows, but the bottom line is: if you can feel the cold air entering from outside, it’s time to update your windows.

2. Increase in Energy Bill

Not only do drafty windows allow hot/cold air inside your home, it also increases your energy bill. Your furnace or air conditioner has to work extra hard to compensate for the outside air, thus majorly impacting your energy bill.

3. Rotting & Mold

Rotten and moldy window frames are usually the result of moisture being allowed to come in contact with the window material. When moisture is allowed to repeatedly come in contact with the wood, the wood begins to rot and grow mold.

4. Difficulty Opening Windows

Your windows should open and close with ease. The main cause of hard to open windows is dust and dirt build up. Over time, dust, dirt, and other debris build up, causing friction as you try to open the window.

5. Window Condensation

When warm, moist air from outside your home meets with the cold surface of a glass window, the result is condensation. Excess moisture in your home is concerning to you and your family’s health. Moisture is also a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

6. Outside Noise

Does it feel like you can hear everything under the sun through your windows? Older windows don’t provide much sound insulation so if you are constantly hearing outside noise inside your house, it’s time to replace those windows.

7. Decaying Frames

Over time, even high quality window frames can rot and decay. Being exposed to moisture and dampness causes rot, and sometimes also mold. Take a close look at your window frames and sills. If there are any signs of decay, consider updating.

8. Curb Appeal

Upgrading your home’s windows increases the value of the home and the curb appeal. Windows are one of the most prominent features of your home and if the windows look outdated, your home will too.

Interested in updating your windows?

It can be hard to tell when your windows need to be replaced. Windows play a huge role in the appearance and functionality of your home. Making sure they are top notch, quality windows will pay off in the long run. If you are experiencing any of these 8 signs, it’s time to update your windows.

TightSeal windows are custom made in America, energy-efficient, and come with a lifetime warranty. Our windows are designed specifically to withstand the harsh Wisconsin climate. Our double and triple-paned windows will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Each window is custom made specifically for your home. Our expert window installers can complete window installations in as little as one day. You won’t even know we were there, as our team makes sure to clean up after themselves and leave your home and yard looking spotless.

TightSeal Exteriors & Baths have been helping homeowners since 1991. We are locally owned and operated in New Berlin, WI. We service Southeastern Wisconsin, including: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Greendale, Oak Creek, Franklin, and Muskego. Our expert install team regularly completes window installations and replacements and have the knowledge and experience to get your project done. If you are looking to update your windows, contact us today for a hassle-free, no obligation, down to the penny price!

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