Do I Need New Windows?

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Windows play a big role in your home’s curb appeal, energy efficiency and how much natural light comes into your home. They are the biggest culprit when it comes to heat loss in the winter time. If you have older and/or damaged windows, you will benefit greatly from a window replacement. QualiGlass Windows & Doors Ltd. in Edmonton shares signs you need new windows:

Your windows are leaking and/or noticeably damaged.

If your wooden window frames are warped or starting to rot, it is time for a window replacement. Not only do warped frames make your window operation difficult, it can also allow moisture to enter your home and cause some serious damage to your drywall, trim, insulation and other parts of the home.

If your older windows are leaking, you need to deal with this as soon as possible. If water gets into your walls and insulation, it can promote mildew and mould growth which is hazardous to your health and expensive to deal with.

Your energy bills are high.

As mentioned, most of the heat that will escape from your house in the winter will escape from the windows. If you feel a chilly draft coming from your windows or cold radiating off the window itself, you are losing energy. Old single-paned windows are bad for this and old aluminum sliders are not nearly as efficient as new, energy efficient vinyl windows.

Newer windows are designed to prevent energy transfer. They will keep more warm air inside the house in the winter and outside of the house during the summer. Replacing your drafty old windows with windows that contain low-E glass and argon gas will make your home more efficient and you’ll start seeing your energy bills decrease.

There is condensation build up.

Are your windows looking foggy? Condensation build-up is common on the inside surface of your windows. It is caused by the warm moisture in the air inside meeting the colder window. In some cases, you can change the humidity setting on your furnace and make sure your window coverings are still providing good ventilation. Learn how to avoid and remove window condensation. If you have condensation between the panes of your windows, it means a seal is broken and that window will have to be replaced. Leave it for too long and those windows may start to leak.

The window won’t open or close properly.

If you’re propping up your windows to keep them open or find that they need to be forced open and closed, it’s time for a window replacement. Wood windows can be especially bad for this as they can warp or swell if they are not keeping the water out properly. Your windows should open and close without effort.

Window Companies in Edmonton

QualiGlass Windows & Doors Ltd. has been serving Edmonton for the last 25 years. They’ve earned a reputation for making homes more beautiful, more energy efficient and more valuable with vinyl replacement windows. Their windows are custom-built locally using high-quality REHAU vinyl systems and accessories from other leading brands.

If you think it’s time for a window replacement, visit QualiGlass Windows & Doors!

 

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