Homeowners may not realize the importance of having functional windows in their home. Of course, they’re nice to have because they let natural light into the house, but they also serve as other functions to the home.
Essential Functions of Windows
We know that windows serve the purpose of allowing natural light to enter into your home, but what else do windows do?
Energy Efficiency for Your Home – Having good functioning windows can help prevent high utility bills in your home. Wood framing and windowpanes help cut costs on your energy bills because of the function that they serve for your home.
Ventilation – Proper ventilation in the home is extremely important for homeowners and their families. In the summer, you’re going to want to have proper ventilation features with your windows. Even if you have air conditioning, windows can help let in fresh air when it’s not so hot out.
Knowing When Your Windows Need Replacement
There are several things to look out for when it’s time to replace your windows in the home. If you see any damages to your windows, such as cracks in the window, warped windows, or broken, this is a sign you need to replace them.
Here are some signs to look out for:
- Reduce Energy Bills – If you see a pattern of increased energy bills, your windows might not be as functioning as you think. In the winter, windows allow sunlight into the house to increase heat, but if you have drafty windows, your bills are likely to increase by at least 10%.
- Condensation – If you notice condensation or frost build up on the windows or windowsills, it’s time to consider replacing them. Why? Condensation build-up on the windows can cause a build-up of mold and mildew, which is ultimately unhealthy for you and your family. This can cause poor indoor air quality in the home.
Where Can I find New Windows?
There are plenty of options for window types and styles that you can choose from. We can replace the windows for you and through Simonton, we can provide an excellent warranty that is not pro-rated for the first 20 years. Contact Keystone Gutter Helmet at 610-372-4383 today!