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3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows

Perhaps you’ve taken the last several years to embark upon a bevy of home improvement projects, or perhaps you’re only just now considering the opportunity for upgrades.

In either case, we’re willing to bet that your windows will come into the picture sooner or later.

That being said, you may not be sure whether a window replacement is warranted at this time. So, if you’re stuck in a landscape of window-related questions, we’re here to help you with three signs you definitely need to replace your windows:

#1 — Your Windows Are Foggy

If you’ve noticed fogging or excessive condensation building up between the panes of your windows, then they have collapsed, thereby meriting a replacement of higher quality.

Specifically, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) has reported that “a double-paned window that appears foggy or that has visible condensation has failed and needs to be repaired or replaced.”

What’s worse, this moisture can do more damage if left unchecked. It can impact:

#2 — Your Energy Bills Have Soared

Have you noticed a gradual increase in your monthly energy bills, despite there not being much of a change in how often you leave on the lights or stay at home? Your windows might be the culprit.

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, “heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.”

Particularly if your thermostat is left on the “AUTO” setting, the indoor temperatures may fluctuate more frequently than you realize while you’re away at work. Thus, we suggest inspecting your windows for leaks and drafts.

#3 — Your Windows Are Not Hurricane Ready

As we come back with the hurricane season close on the horizon, it’s imperative that you make sure your windows are strong enough to weather the coming storm.

But what does that mean, exactly?

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IBEC) specifies that “for windows and doors intended for use in hurricane zones, there are three key considerations involved in terms of structural strength.”

The three considerations include resistance in the face of:

  • High wind pressure
  • Windborne debris
  • Potential water penetration

Thankfully, here at Karoly Windows and Doors, we are proud to offer our industry-leading hurricane impact windows! Shatter-resistance and durable when placed under high pressure, the vinyl material of these replacement impact windows will ensure they remain intact when struck by debris, rain, high wind speeds, and more.

Additionally, unlikely to collapse and capable of optimizing your home’s energy efficiency, you’ll find that your home will be equipped with both enhanced safety and peace of mind!

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