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6 Common Signs to Replace Your Windows

glass technician installing new windows at a home in Victoria BC

When was the last time you had your windows replaced? People don't often think about replacing windows unless they break completely; however, there are many other circumstances where you may need a replacement.

The signs that you need residential window replacement can be subtle--a homeowner may not realize there's an issue with their windows. The staff at Allied Glass are experts at window installation and have years of experience determining when a window needs to be replaced. Keep reading to learn six signs that you need to replace your windows. 1. Cracked glass. Glass can be replaced. This may be the best solution unless the windows are worn out in other areas. If that is the case, it may make more sense to replace it with a new one. 2. Drafty Rooms. When you walk past your window, do you notice a temperature change? Windows that are past their prime will often allow cold drafts into your home; this is a result of old or damaged window seals. Replacing these worn-out windows with new, energy-efficient options will put a stop to those drafts. You can even use this as an opportunity to update your home's style with Allied Glass's custom glass options! 3. High Energy Bills When a person's energy bill rises, they often assume there's a problem with their HVAC system or some other piece of machinery draining too much power. The truth is, faulty windows are a likely culprit. Damaged seals and worn-out glazing can allow heat to escape your home through your windows, making your heating system work twice as hard. Research shows that replacing old windows is a great way to upgrade your home's energy efficiency. Some of the best home windows are made from low-emissivity glass and have extra layers of glazing. 4. Condensation and mould on the inside. Older windows were not made with a thermal break in the frame or glass. Consequently, heat and cold transfers between the inside and outside of the home can cause condensation, which can lead to a build-up of mould in the tracks and edges of frames. As mould can cause respiratory problems, it may be time to replace those windows! 5. Difficulty Opening and Closing. The older your windows get, the more difficult they become to operate. They start to stick when you try to open or close them due to rust, rotting wooden frames, or other issues. By replacing windows, you can make them much easier to operate. It's also a good opportunity to change your window's style entirely; Allied Glass offers the best window styles available! 6. Failing to Block Noise. Good windows should provide good soundproofing. If you're hearing a lot of outside noise in your home, then chances are you need a residential window replacement. In addition to keeping the heat in, energy-efficient windows can keep sound out, leaving you with a more peaceful home.

Get the Residential Window Replacement You Need in Victoria!

If you're experiencing any of the issues above--or if you just want to make your home more energy-efficient--residential window replacement may be the solution you're looking for. The professionals at Allied Glass can help you with all of your glass repair and replacement needs. Whether you need help with windows, cabinets, showers, or skylights, contact Allied Glass to take care of your glass needs!


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