People tend to take their windows for granted until a problem happens. Perhaps the neighbor’s kid lobbed a fastball into the living room. Or maybe you’re getting ready to sell the house and want to get the best possible price for it. However, you shouldn’t wait for anything drastic to happen before considering new windows. Here is how to tell that you need a new Window Installation in Tucson.
Skyrocketing Utility Bills
Your windows not only let in light and ventilation, but can let in the cold or let out the heat. If your heating or cooling bills are skyrocketing and you have an air conditioner or heater in good working order, then you need to check out your windows. Stand in front of the window on a really windy day. You should not be able to feel the wind. If you do, then you need new windows.
Condensation On the Inside
It’s normal to have condensation on the outside of your windows. You should not be able to write your name in the condensation on the inside of your windows. Check the frames for rotting or wetness. If the wall around or underneath the window gets wet, then the window no longer properly fits. Things will only get worse if the window is not replaced.
Gaps in Frame
Perhaps it’s not a windy day. There still is a way to check for gaps or warping in the window frame. You’ll need a friend and a flashlight. Have the friend stand outside and shine the flashlight around the window frame. You stay on the inside and study the frame. If you can see spots or slashes of light through the frame, you need new windows.
You Hear More Outside Noise
If you’re getting bothered by outside noises, it may not be that the neighbors are getting rowdier than usual. Old windows or ill-fitting windows will let in more outside noises. If your windows seem okay but you are really bothered by outside noises, call a contractor for a free estimate to see if new windows will help block out the sounds.
Do you have more questions about when it’s time to replace your windows and live in the greater Tucson area? Please contact The Window Depot Tucson today. Our staff will be happy to help you.