4 Warning Signs That You Need New Windows
If you’re unsure of whether or not you should have your windows replaced this year, there are signs that you should watch out for. If you notice these signs, we recommend getting in touch with us to discuss your replacement window options.
Increased Energy Consumption – Check your energy bill in the past six months. Were you paying more during the winter months? If this is so, you may have inefficient windows. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that 42 percent of an average home’s energy consumption is spent on heating alone. Inefficient windows allow heat transfer, which translates to heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Energy-efficient replacement windows with ENERGY STAR® certification can help minimize heat transfer and have a positive impact on your monthly energy consumption.
Your Windows Often Get Stuck – One of the inherent problems of traditional wood windows is that they are susceptible to the effects of temperature extremes and often end up warped. We’ve seen replacement windows that are warped so badly that the homeowners left their windows permanently closed, depriving themselves of the benefits of regular ventilation. We offer replacement windows from leading manufacturer Alside®, with frames made from quality vinyl. It resists the effects of temperature extremes, ensuring smooth operation year in and out.
You’re Seeing Condensation Inside the Glazing – Condensation on the glazing isn’t always indicative of a window problem. In fact, condensation on the inside glass surface indicates high indoor humidity. However, take a closer look. If the condensation is between the glass panels, the seals between the sash and glazing may already be damaged. Glazing originally filled with insulating gas will look as if they’re pressing towards each other.
Your Home is Too Dark in Some Areas – Some areas of your home may be too dark, and could benefit from entirely new windows. Natural lighting is beneficial not just because of the reduced indoor electrical lighting requirements, but also because of certain health benefits related to regular sleep cycles. Low E coatings on the glazing help minimize the effects of sunlight on your fabrics and furniture.
If you would like to learn more about our options for replacement windows, call Kroll Construction today at (844) 688-9632. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate. We serve Detroit and nearby areas in Michigan.