Maintaining your home’s windows is a crucial part of keeping it in good condition. But how often do you need to replace your windows? The answer depends on several factors, but it is essential to know the signs that indicate a window replacement is necessary to maintain the safety and integrity of your home. If you suspect that you might need new windows, there are a few telltale signs to look out for. If any of the following apply to your windows, you should consider replacing them sooner rather than later:
If the glass in any window is cracked or broken, it is immediately necessary to replace it due to potential safety hazards. Even if the glass doesn’t break, if it has visible cracks, it needs to be replaced soon as well.
A window seal failure can cause water damage and air leaks, leading to higher energy bills and other problems. If there is moisture between two panes of glass or condensation around the edges of the window frame, this indicates a seal failure and should be repaired immediately.
Drafty frames are another sign that your windows need attention. If air is coming through your window frames when they are closed, then they probably need to be replaced with more energy-efficient models. This will help reduce heat loss in winter and keep cool air inside during the summer months.
If any part of your window frame is damaged or rotting, this could be an indication that you need new windows since these types of issues can lead to structural damage and other problems down the line.
We manufacture and professionally install winter-proofed windows and doors that can significantly reduce your energy bill. As ENERGY STAR®-certified windows, these windows are eligible for government rebates under the Canada Greener Homes Grant program. Your monthly bills can be reduced and the environment is protected if you install energy-efficient windows and doors.