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How To Know If It May Be Time To Replace Your Home Windows

As a homeowner, it is vital to make sure that you are well aware of when it is time to have the windows in your home replaced. To help you know when that is, you will want to check out the following signs of window trouble.

You Notice Condensation Building Up

You should not see condensation building up on the interior of your windows if they are in good condition. If you are noticing that there is a build up of water droplets or that there is frost on the inside of the window during the winter months, it is time for a replacement. Eventually, that moisture can seep into your window seal, window frame, or into the drywall or plaster that surrounds the window. This can cause mold to grow, which is a health hazard and it can cause you to have to replace many more building materials than just the window itself.

The Windows Will Not Stay Open On Their Own

It is not only nice to have you windows stay open on their own when you want them open, but it is important for the safety of everyone in the home. If you have to use books or boards to hold the window open, you need to have a professional come in to replace the window. Most likely, the weights within the window have broken and if they have broken due to age, it is most likely better to simply have the window replaced instead of trying to have it repaired.

There Are Cracks In The Frame Of The Window

If you are noticing that there are cracks in the frame of your residential window, big or small, you are going to want to have the window replaced. Those cracks can be letting in a lot of air from the outside. This can affect the cost of your heating and cooling bills as your HVAC system will have to work extra hard to combat all of the outside air that is making its way in. Remember, even if the cracks appear to be small in size, that can get a lot bigger before you know it so it is best to resolve the issue before it gets out of hand.

With all of those signs of residential window trouble in mind, you should have no trouble deciding whether you need to call a window replacement professional (such as one from Southland Exteriors LLC) for new windows.