Signs That You Need a Window Glass Replacement
Your windows not only provide a view of the outdoors, but they help to keep your home comfortable in both winter and summer. Eventually, all window panes need replacement. If you're not sure whether yours do, consider the following warning signs.
Condensation on Double Glazed Windows
If your home has double glazed windows and you notice condensation between the panes, moisture has infiltrated the gap. This sealed space is filled with either air or gas to hinder heat transfer through the window. The seals, which expand and contract with the weather, may be split, in which case the windows aren't working as efficiently as they should be. Window repairers will be able to check for leaks and stop the condensation for more energy-efficient windows.
Hot and Cold Spots in a Room near the Windows
Single pane windows provide an easy access point in a room, allowing summer heat to enter your home and winter warmth to exit. Unless the glass is double glazed or an efficient variety, like Low-e, your windows have little power to resist such heat movement. If you notice hot or cold patches around the windows, in summer and winter respectively, you could improve the situation with an energy-efficient window glass replacement. As things stand, you'll be paying more for air conditioning and heating costs. Efficient glass options will help to regulate your home and cut your bills.
You might notice a small crack in a windowpane and think it's nothing much to worry about considering that you can replace it in the future. However, not only will you waste money in the meantime on energy because your home will be less efficient due to the fracture, but the pane could shatter at any time. Standard float glass breaks into thin pointy shards that can cut and injure anyone nearby. At the least, by planning ahead, you won't have to pay extra emergency fees due to repairs being done at odd hours.
Spike in High Energy Costs
Have you noticed a sudden spike in energy bills? If so, your windows may be the culprit. Energy savings can offset the cost of repairs as can an upgrade to efficient glass. Efficient windows will also help to boost your home's value. If you're considering selling, buyers can be sure that they won't be paying needlessly high bills caused by an inefficient building.
Reach out to a professional for glass replacement services.