3 Signs You Need New Windows

3 Signs You Need New Windows

Windows comprise one of the most important aspects of your home design, from the perspective of their functional benefits as well as its aesthetic benefits. Not only do they provide an enhanced sense of security and safety, but they also keep the dust and allergens at bay. Windows with high-security locks make it a lot difficult for the burglars to make their way in.

Having functional and well-placed windows also adds to the curb appeal of your home. You can browse among a wide range of designs that are in vogue and choose one that reflects your personality and taste the best. At the same time, broken and chipped windows can bring the value of your house down.

Here are a few situations that may call for window replacement.

1. High energy bills

If you’ve been living in the same house for some time now and have never gotten the windows replaced, chances are your windows will be single-paned. Now, for a place like Canada, you can expect your bills to go up in winters due to increased use of heaters and furnaces. Single-paned windows are one of the biggest reasons why the heat produced by your heating system may escape. All of this means energy inefficiency and can increase your bills significantly. If you have double-paned windows and still end up getting high bills, chances are your windows might either be chipped or cracked.

2. Soundproofing

If your house is right across the main road, the sound of cars driving by can be quite a nuisance. The sound can be a great source of annoyance if there are community halls nearby that hosts events or if the building next to your house is under construction. This means that it’s not only the noise that’s annoying you but also the vibration. Single-paned windows are not your best bet when it comes to soundproofing.

Replacing your windows not only fixes all the cracks and holes but also adds to the sound efficiency if you opt for double-paned windows.

3. Condensation

Condensation is one of the major issues with glass windows for people living in the colder regions of the world. When water vapor accumulates on the window screen, it leaves the surface fogged. This causes a lot of annoyance and makes it hard for sunlight to make its way inside. It also causes structural damage in the long run. If you’re unable to reduce the moisture content of the air inside your house using humidifiers, the next best solution is to get the windows replaced altogether.

If you’re looking for a window replacement service in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, get in touch with Crystal Glass Canada. With over 65 years of experience in the glass repair and replacement industry, we strive to provide value for money to both our residential and commercial clients. Get in touch now for a free quote! 

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