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How Will I Know When I Need Window Replacement?

Published , By Brian Olson

With temperatures dropping and winter just around the corner, there is no better time than now to ensure your home is properly insulated. The first place to start is with your windows. Here are a few things to look for to determine whether it’s time to upgrade your current windows with new, energy-efficient options. 

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Signs It May Be Time To Replace Your Windows

Replacement windows have a ton of benefits including increasing curb appeal as well as the chances of your home selling quickly when you decide to put it on the market. If you aren’t quite convinced to make that change just yet, here are a few signs your windows need to be replaced sooner rather than later. 

Windows Are Damaged

If you have noticeable damage such as chips or cracks, it’s time to look into having your windows replaced. With time and exposure to the elements, these minor issues can cause additional damage to your windows so it’s best to have it taken care of early on. 

You Feel Drafts

You only want to feel a breeze when your windows are open, not when they are closed. If you continue to feel a draft from around your window when it is shut, it’s time to consider a replacement. 

Unexplained Spikes In Energy Bills

One of the results of drafty or damaged windows is a nasty hike in your utility bill. If you notice your energy bill keeps increasing when nothing has changed in your household, your windows are more than likely to blame. 

Difficult To Use

Is it nearly impossible to open or close your windows? Do they often stick, open unevenly, or refuse to move at all? If you experience these signs, your windows are telling you they are ready to be replaced.

Your Windows Are Past Their Prime

Older windows can cause a variety of financial and safety issues. Just some of these issues include drafts in the winter, excess humidity in the summer, and increased energy bills as a result. 

Another important issue involves meeting current fire and safety standards. You should not let an old window put you and your family at risk. You should have it replaced with a new window that is both energy efficient and up to code. 

Barrington Window Replacements With Olson

When it comes to dependable window replacement with top-quality products, Olson is the place to call. Since 1995, Olson Windows, Doors, Siding, & Roofing has been providing homeowners with exceptional window replacement services in Barrington, Illinois.

Our professional window contractors are dedicated to delivering the best customer care with every installation, repair, or replacement in Barrington, Il. Give us a call to receive a free quote on your next home window project today!

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