When to Replace a Window

Windows | 5 December 2023
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Windows play a pivotal role in your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, and aesthetics. In the dynamic climate of BC’s Okanagan, recognizing when to replace a window is vital when it comes to energy efficiency, operational functionality, and the pure comfort of your home. That is why the dedicated team from Adera Windows & Doors has put together some information to help you make an informed decision about whether or not it is time to replace your windows.

Increased Energy Bills

One of the first signs that windows need replacing is a noticeable increase in energy bills. This usually happens when windows lose their insulative properties, which allows heat to escape during winter and enter during summer. As a result, the heating and cooling systems are forced to work harder to compensate, spending more energy to perform optimally.

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Drafts and Uneven Temperatures

If certain areas near windows feel drafty or have inconsistent temperatures, it is a clear sign of failing window seals. Having drafty windows can impact your health and comfort, while also putting an additional strain on your home’s heating system.

Operational Difficulties

Windows that are difficult to open, close, or lock are not just inconvenient but also pose a safety risk, as damaged windows and broken locks are an invitation for burglars. In most cases, window operational difficulties can be a result of balance issues, warped frames, or deterioration that should be addressed as soon as possible.

Condensation Inside Glass Layers

Condensation or fogging between the panes of glass in your windows indicates a broken seal. This compromises the window’s ability to insulate and protect against the elements.

Visible Damage

Physical damage like cracking, rotting, or warping of the window frame is a sure sign that windows need replacing. Such damage can lead to further problems like water leaks and decreased energy efficiency.

When you recognize any of these signs, it is time to consider window replacement. Adera Windows & Doors offers tailored solutions, expert installation, and a range of energy-efficient windows suitable for the Okanagan climate. Our focus is not just on replacing windows but enhancing your home’s overall comfort, energy efficiency, and appearance.

If you are facing any of these window issues or are considering an upgrade, connect with Adera Windows & Doors. Let us help you make the right choice for your home. Give us a call at 1-833-652-5922 and we will be glad to assist.

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