In some cases, you may be able to hold onto old windows. However, if you’re experiencing serious issues with their structure or efficiency, it’s a time to update to a new model because its most likely costing you money!
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You Can Feel Draught in Your Home
Also, another indication would be when the corners of the sashes and frames become loose and create gaps that allow air to penetrate the window
And while your first instinct may be to apply weather stripping, it’s good to note that noticeable drafts often indicate an air leak caused by more than missing or damaged weather stripping. In fact, sealing and weather stripping should not be considered as anything more than just a temporary fix and should not be relied upon to perform properly.
You Have Some Difficulty Operating Your Windows (Shutting/Opening)
There’s Condensation Inside the Glass of Double- or Triple-Paned Windows
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If you have double or triple-paned windows and notice condensation or fog inside the glass, you might need to replace the glass or the entire window!
Why? Because condensation and fog between the glass panels can indicate seal failure. When the seal fails, moisture is able to enter the space between the panes of glass and as a result, air will condense on the glass. And when this happens, the insulated glass is no longer doing its job.
Your Electric/Gas Bill is Expensive
So, should you replace your windows?
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