Many homeowners focus their attention on the age of “things.” They study the age of the water heater, age of the roof, and the overall age of the house. Not many consider the age of their windows. Many windows can last up to 20 or more years. If your windows are getting older, it is time to inspect them more closely. A window will tell you if it needs replaced.
Your windows may need new weatherstripping or hardware replaced. Weatherstripping is a protective barrier that is around your windows. The main purpose of weatherstripping is to seal your window from weather and to keep interior air from escaping. Even if the window is in working order, they can develop more problems in the future. It’s a good idea to keep track of the signs that develop.
Signs of Window Age
Signs of a window needing replaced can easily be spotted. The first signs are drafts or air leaks making their way into your home. This will cause your home energy bill to increase. By replacing your windows you can significantly lower your heating or air conditioning bill.