4 Telltale Signs Your Windows Are Due For Replacement

4 Telltale Signs Your Windows Are Due For Replacement

September 06, 2016

Your windows play a great role in keeping your home efficient and protected from outside elements. That’s why it’s important to recognize if they are already reaching the end of their life span. That said, it’s not often easy to spot the early signs of their deterioration. Let Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, your trusted windows contractor in Milwaukee, show you what to look for.

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1. Poor Energy Performance

Energy costs take up a substantial portion of most household budgets. In fact, 40% of that energy stems from leaky windows alone. When your windows start to fail, they can significantly contribute to more energy wastage that leads to higher energy bills. Replacing them with energy-efficient units can boost your savings permanently.

2. Copious Drafts

These are giveaway signs that you need to consider a replacement. While it is normal for windows to let in some air, it shouldn’t be enough for you to feel it. Drafts could mean a number of issues, such as cracks and leaks. These can lead to energy leakage, which can overwork your HVAC system. We recommend going for a lasting solution through our windows. With their tight weather seals and superior insulating properties, they can significantly minimize drafts.

3. Difficulty in Operation

Cleaning and lubricating usually do the trick when you have trouble opening and closing your windows. When these remedies don’t work, your windows might be suffering from rot and rust. The strain in operation not only limits their function, but also compromises your home’s energy efficiency. You can prevent this by getting Renewal by Andersen replacement windows in Milwaukee, WI. They feature efficient and durable components that ensure smooth operation and better performance.

4. Condensation in Between the Glass Panes

Your windows carry an inert gas between the panes. When the seals become severely damaged, this gas can leak and produce condensation. This affects your window’s ability to insulate your home. While foggy glass can be an aesthetic issue, it can also lead to a spike in your energy consumption.

Recognize these signs early so you’ll know when to opt for a replacement. It is ideal to take prompt corrective action to minimize further problems. For quality windows you can trust, choose Renewal by Andersen. We also offer doors in Wisconsin that are just as efficient. To learn more, call us at (262) 522-3034.

Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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