You need to pay attention to your windows as they may be trying to tell you something. They will provide you with warning signs that indicate that something’s not right. By listening to what your egress window has to say, you’ll know when it’s time to plan for a window replacement. WMGB Home Improvement talks about the signs showing that you need to upgrade your egress windows:
Condensation Between the Window Panes – This probably means that the insulating gas between your window panes has already leaked out and moisture has entered this area. This is a clear sign that your egress window is no longer energy efficient. Energy loss from inefficient windows can increase your energy bills. It’s time to consider a window replacement. Fortunately, our replacement windows have strong seals and will last for many years.
You Feel Drafts When Near the Window – Your window likely has gaps or cracks in the frame or near the glass. Air can escape through your window, making the temperature in the room feel uneven and uncomfortable. In addition, air leaks mean that your windows are no longer energy efficient. You need to consider getting new egress windows for your basement.
Your Windows Are Broken, Damaged or Warped – If your window already shows extensive damage, you need to replace it as soon as you can. Replacing the window is more preferable to repairing it if the damage is major. Even if the windows are fixed, they may still be prone to developing problems in the future. This is a big problem for egress windows because they have the important job of serving as an emergency exit. They need to always be in good condition.
WMGB Home Improvement can help you with your upcoming window installation project. We’ve been helping homeowners since 1984 by replacing their windows, performing home energy audits and adding insulation to their home. We’re energy efficiency specialists serving many areas in Michigan, including Grand Rapids and Lansing. Call us at (616) 328-6625 to learn more about the signs you need new replacement windows. You can also ask for a free quote.