Replacement Checklist

  1. Air drafts – Can you hear the wind whistling through your windows? Can you feel the cold air coming in around the frame?
  2. Higher utility bills. With the HVAC working twice as hard to make up for the energy lost from poorly working windows, you will start seeing prices rise to keep the temperature the same year around.
  3. Single pane windows. These types of windows offer very little in terms of energy efficiency or reducing noise from the outside. It’s always advised to have triple glazed or double windows.
  4. When your windows refuse to open, shut, or lock properly.
  5. Windows that constantly have condensation buildup on the inside or outside is a sure sign that windows need replaced.
  6. Older double-glazed windows have argon or krypton gas injected between the panes to provide better insulation between the two panes of glass, there should be an airtight seal to reduce heat transfer. If this seal is broken, you’ll get moisture build up on the inside of the outside pane of glass because that has the coldest surface. A cracked seal is a sign that it’s time to replace your windows.
  7. Rotting window frames.
  8. Wanting to improve the aesthetics of your home or prepare it for sale.