Subtle Signs Your Doors & Windows Need To Be Replaced
Doors and windows are designed to last a long time, but not forever. Sometimes it’s obvious when it’s time to replace them, like when windows are cracked or doors are damaged. However, there are other more subtle signs it might be time for a door and window replacement.
Here are a few things you should be looking for in your home.
Curtains Are Moving With the Windows Closed
Curtains shouldn’t move when the windows are closed unless an interior fan is blowing directly on them. When this happens, your windows are likely letting in air from the outside through faulty seals or gaskets. Try to determine exactly where the air is entering by placing your hand around the window and surrounding wall. When you’ve determined where the air is leaking from, your next step is to get a window replacement quote from a professional.
Doors or Windows Are Stuck
Whether it’s your front door, bedroom window, or any in between, it’s time to get them replaced if they simply won’t open. Doors and windows will sometimes get stuck during certain times of the year due to shifting and settling, but those usually work themselves out after a few weeks. However, if they simply won’t budge no matter how much force you exert, then it’s time for a door or window replacement.
Windows Have Fogged Glass
Double-pane windows shouldn’t fog up much unless they’re faulty or damaged. These windows have a layer of gas between the two panes. Sometimes the seal will break, and the gas escapes. At that point, the windows are susceptible to condensation, which is essentially impossible to clear away. Once this happens, your best bet is to get a window replacement quote from a reputable company.
Energy Bills Are Higher Than Normal
Good windows and doors can help reduce energy bills. Faulty ones can give you unpleasant surprises on those bills. Pay attention to your energy bills, and if you notice a continual rise, it might be worth investigating. You could be letting out interior air through faulty windows or doors and making your HVAC system work harder as a result.
Schedule Window or Door Replacement in Meriden, CT
Fiderio & Sons can help you with your home front door replacement, window replacement, and anything in between. Our friendly professionals will provide you with a window replacement quote after thoroughly evaluating your current windows.
We’re ready to help you upgrade your home, so contact us today to schedule a consultation.