Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows November 7, 2017 You may not be able to ask your house if it needs anything or if everything is fine. That does not mean it won’t give you some hints! Yes, your house has its way of letting you know that it needs some attention. Your windows, in particular, are quite communicative. All that’s needed is for you to be able to decode the signals they’re sending you. Windows, when they are well-maintained could last for 25 years or even more. There are, of course, factors that could contribute to their lifespan. If your windows are a few decades old, you have to be more observant – listen carefully to what they are telling you. Here are some things you need to look out for: They are Damaged or Warped A lot of homeowners want to know first whether a repair is possible before they decide to replace it. If the problem is minor, like a need for a new hardware or weather-stripping, then a repair is a good option. However, if you have a broken or warped window frame or sash, then a replacement is more appropriate. If your windows easily fog up, are drafty, and they stick when you close or open them, then your window is trying to tell you that a replacement is in order. Your Energy Bill is Too High Windows offer some heat during winter simply by letting sunlight in. However, drafty windows can easily increase your energy bills up to around 10% or 25% more. What you can do is replace them with more energy-efficient ones. Your best bet would be Enerview windows which you can get from Platinum Home Design & Renovations! They are Shabby and NOT Chic Do you find that even after repainting your walls or even getting new furniture, your home still looks and feels a little drab? It may be because of your windows! You may not realize it but your windows are a prominent feature of your home. Even from the outside, a worn out window can detract from your home’s curb appeal. When you see these signs, it means your windows are trying to communicate with you – asking you to look for replacement windows! Choosing good replacement windows for your home is not that difficult, especially when you look for them in the right place. Platinum Home Design & Renovations has a great selection of window styles for you to choose from! Give us a call and we can even help you decide which one is the best for your home!