How to Know When it's Time to Replace Your Halifax Windows

Halifax_WindowsAre your windows looking a little... tired? Are they lacking the stunning curb appeal they maybe once had? It may be time to consider replacing your windows.

Maybe you've been thinking about replacing your windows, but you're not sure if it's truly necessary yet.

Here are some signs that it's time for a window upgrade for your Halifax home:

1. There is condensation inside the glass.
If your current windows are double or triple-paned glass windows, condensation of any kind in-between panes indicates a broken seal. A broken seal means that the windows are not performing as they should be, and they are not doing a very good job of insulating your home.

2. You feel drafts near your windows.
If you are able to feel steady drafts near your windows, it's likely due to more than just your weather-stripping (and replacing would only solve the problem temporarily). If your windows are wood, they may be warped. If your windows are older, no matter what the material, they are likely worn and creating gaps that allow for airflow.     

3. Your increase in power bills is not simply due to rate increases.
Of course, a number of factors can contribute to increases in heating and cooling costs. While an old furnace or utility rate increases may be on that list, inefficient windows make a big difference as well. When considering costs, remember that efficient windows could pay for themselves over time by decreasing your power or oil bills.

4. Your windows are hard to open and close
There are many reasons why windows become difficult to operate over time. They could be warped, rotten or rusted, but either way, a window that won't open or close needs to be replaced.

5. They've lost their curb appeal
Even if you're not planning to sell your home, it may be important to you to display pride of ownership. Nice, clean windows are a sure way to make your home look well-loved and cared for. If you are planning to sell in the near future, new windows will increase the sale value of your home.

If you're ready to research new windows for your Halifax home, please give us a call today. We can help you create a home you love coming home to.

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