If you listen closely, your home has a pretty good way of speaking to you when something is wrong. A musty odor in the air or a discoloration on your walls probably means you have a water leak somewhere. Cracked and drafty windows are instant signs that you need a window replacement. But are there other signs that you should be keeping a watch for? Our team at Clinton Glass has put together a list of signs that are often missed, and are good indicators that it’s time to replace your windows.
1. You Have Difficulty CleaningCleaning your windows shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. If you find that your windows aren’t crystal clear after you’ve cleaned them, it may be time for a replacement. Years of use can produce unsightly water damage and permanent stains that are unable to be cleaned with the average cleanser.
2. Your Energy Bill Has Gone UpHave you checked you energy bill lately? If you’re wondering why the cost is higher, you may need to check your windows. Studies show that faulty windows can lead to a 25% to 30% higher monthly heating cost.
3. They’ve Survived a Big StormIf you just hunkered down through a major storm, chances are your windows have taken quite a beating. Once it’s safe to go outdoors, you will need to inspect the windows for cracks and damages. And sometimes these signs aren’t noticeable to an untrained eye, so it’s best to call a professional.
4. You’re Renovating
While this may not necessarily be a sign to replace the windows, it’s a great time to inspect and upgrade the windows. If your home was built in the 1970’s, chances are you have single-pane windows. These windows are made from single glass that are allow for drafts and leaks, and can occasionally become unsafe.
At Clinton Glass, we’re experts in replacing residential and commercial windows. Our team is both knowledgeable and skilled in making sure it’s done right the first time. To find out more about our services or to schedule your door glass replacement, contact us today at (860) 664-3711. Our team serves homeowners throughout the greater New London and New Haven, CT, areas.