Do you need window replacement, or can you get by with repairs? Here are a few tips from our team of window installation experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky to help you determine when and why window replacement is needed in your home.
Evident Water Damage
If you notice signs of rot or warping on your window frames or see that you have foggy glass, your window may be experiencing the beginnings of water damage. Inspect the areas adjacent to your windows and you may find water stains surrounding them. If you find mold growth, you need to curb that problem right away and have new windows installed as soon as possible.
Increasing Energy Bills
You can save energy at home in a number of ways, including investing in better windows. High-quality double-hung, sliding or casement windows can increase the amount of natural light in your home, reducing your reliance on artificial lighting and thus helping you save energy.
Properly functioning windows are key to achieving good ventilation throughout your home. Apart from suffering from condensation and moisture issues, poorly ventilated homes are likely to have bad indoor air quality as well. Ideally, your home should take in cool air through your windows and let hot air out through your roof. Having windows installed on opposite sides of your home to achieve cross-ventilation can help with this.
In the second part of this two-part series on home window replacement, our team at Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky will walk you through various window options for use throughout your home, such as double hung windows, picture windows and sliding windows. To determine whether your windows need replacement, you may reach us at (502) 716-7264 (Greater Louisville), (859) 629-4649 (Greater Lexington) or (270) 215-5825 (Evansville/Owensboro).