Are your windows aging, cracking or simply not doing as good a job as they used to? It might be time for winter window replacement in Denver, CO, before the snow starts falling more frequently.
Your windows can take a beating, especially when the weather goes to extremes. Be sure to check your windows for damage before and after winter has come and gone. If you find any of the following signs of damage, you should consider replacing your windows with new, energy-efficient options that will help keep your house at a steady livable temperature all year long:
- Cracks and chips: Perhaps the most obvious sign that you need to replace your windows—and fast—is when they start cracking and chipping. Depending on whether you have single-, double- or triple-pane windows, you’ll need to act quickly to avoid further winter window damage in Denver, CO.
- Water damage: Look for water damage around the window frame and the surrounding walls. This is a sign of water intrusion, which will damage your home’s walls and window frames—especially if they’re made of wood. When you see signs of water damage near your windows, that’s a major sign they’re not functioning properly.
- Drafts: Is there a part of your home that always seems drafty, no matter what you do? To test where your drafts are coming from, you can hold a lit candle or a tissue to the windows. If they move, that indicates air is coming in from the outside—which will make it a lot harder for you to keep your home warm in the winter or cool in the summer. Sometimes drafts happen after windows have frozen and thawed repeatedly; they settle and create gaps between the window and frame.
- Single-pane windows: Single-pane windows allow heat transfer, and certainly don’t offer any soundproofing benefit. This lack of insulation forces your heater and air conditioner to work overtime to keep your home at a reasonable temperature. Install double- or triple-pane windows to get better sound and heat insulation.
- Increased energy bills: When your air conditioner and heater have to work harder, you’ll see much higher energy bills whenever you run your HVAC system. Although replacing your windows is an investment, it’s one that will eventually pay for itself in energy savings and increased home value.
- Condensation: Finally, if you notice condensation on or in between your window panes, there’s a problem with your windows. Condensation forms when warm, humid air inside your home meets with cold glass—there is probably an insulation problem that needs to be addressed. Moisture inside the panes means that the airtight seal—which is filled with nonreactive, insulative gas—has been compromised, and your windows will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Are you thinking about winter window replacement in Denver, CO, or reglazing your windows for better energy efficiency? Reliable Glazing is here to help. Get in touch with us today for expert reglazing or glass replacement services in the Denver area.
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