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5 Warning Signs You Need to Call a Window Replacement Service

January 7, 2022
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Most window manufacturers estimate that you should replace your windows every 20 years or so. 

But what if you don’t know how old your home’s windows are? 

Faulty, old, windows can cause a variety of problems, but it’s not always easy to gauge whether you need to replace your windows or give them a few more years.

Here are 5 signs that it’s time to call in a window replacement service. 

1. You’re Struggling to Operate Your Windows

If you’re struggling to open and close your windows, this can be a sign that they need replacing. 

Sometimes you might be able to get away with refurbishing windows that are difficult to operate, or replacing the hinges. 

But in most cases, opening and closing issues are a sign that you need to replace your windows. 

2. Drafts and Higher Than Usual Energy Bills

Another sign that it’s time to hire a window replacement service is if you’re experiencing drafts and higher-than-normal energy bills. 

If your windows are letting in drafts through cracks and gaps, this can ramp up your heating and cooling costs considerably. Replacing your windows will not only put a stop to drafts, but it’s also a good opportunity to invest in more energy-efficient options such as solar window glass. 

According to estimates, heat loss and gain through windows accounts for 25%-30% of residential cooling and heating costs. 

3. Condensation and Signs of Moisture

Are you seeing excessive condensation buildup between your window glass? Or water stains and mildew around the frames?

If so, these are indications that things aren’t sealing the way they should and it’s most likely time to replace your windows. 

4. Your Windows Look Old and in Disrepair

If your windows are looking old, shabby, or in general disrepair, this alone is a good reason to call in a window replacement company. 

If the frames of your windows are in relatively good condition, you might be able to have these repainted and repaired, and new window glass put in. If the frames aren’t worth repairing, or you want to swap them out for a more modern option, then you can opt to replace your windows entirely. 

5. Outside Sounds Are Louder Than Usual

Another big sign that it might be time to replace your windows is if outside noises are becoming louder inside your home. 

Well-fitting windows that are in good repair insulate the inside of your home against noises from the outside. As windows get old, they tend to let in more drafts, and more outside sounds. 

If sounds from outdoors are starting to become noticeable or annoyingly loud indoors, it might be a good time to look into hiring a window replacement service.

Are You Looking for a Reliable Window Replacement Service?

Are you starting to see any of the above signs that it’s time to replace your windows? If so, the first thing to do is seek out a reliable window replacement service you can trust. 

Unless you have experience in replacing window glass and frames—it’s best to leave this job to the professionals. 

Atlantic Glass prides itself on offering the best window replacement service in Wilmington, NC and its surrounds. 

Instead of googling “window replacement service near me, contact us today to set up an appointment. 

28 Comments
  1. Shammy Peterson

    I found it helpful when you said that you must consider replacing your windows if you are experiencing higher-than-normal energy bills due to drafts. My husband and I will then hire a professional that can have our 7 glass windows replaced. Due to a lack of proper care and maintenance in the past years, they have ended up getting minor cracks and frame damages that have been causing the spike in our energy bills.

  2. Charlotte Fleet

    Thanks for mentioning how condensation buildup in your window is a sign of insufficient sealing, and it should be replaced. My older sister noticed that the big window in her bedroom has condensation buildup between the glass. I will share this article with her so she can find a reputable window service as soon as possible.

  3. Olivia Smart

    Thank you for explaining that if you can hear the outside noises more inside your home, it is time to replace your window. I was sitting in our living room last night and noticed that everything outside sounded like it was happening right next to me. I’ll start calling around to see about getting our window replaced soon.

  4. Shammy Peterson

    You got my attention when you said that your heating and cooling costs will ramp up if the windows are letting in drafts through gaps and cracks. With this in mind, I will be sure to hire a professional that can install new windows for us. The old windows installed at home have signs of cracks on their glasses and their frames which may have been causing a spike in our energy bills since January.

  5. Charlotte Fleet

    I noticed a draft from my sister’s closed window today. Thanks for bringing up how a drafty window should be replaced. I’ll have my sister replace her window as soon as she can.

  6. Shammy Peterson

    Thanks for pointing out the need to call a window replacement company when your windows look old, shabby, or in general disrepair. My husband and I will definitely do this because we are planning to sell our house before leaving the country for good in August. We want to make sure that the cracked windows at home won’t make a negative impact on their resale value, so your tips are helpful.

  7. Shammy Peterson

    Thanks for pointing out the need to hire a window replacement service if you are experiencing higher than normal energy bills. Our energy bill has been increasing since March, and this reminded me of the cracks in our windows. We will be sure to hire a professional that can replace our 8-year-old windows on Friday with new ones.

  8. Amy Saunders

    Hmm.. you know what? You kind of gave a solid argument by reiterating that upgrading the window of our residence is crucial to prevent us from experiencing excessive humidity. Somehow I believe that’s exactly what’s been happening inside my daughter’s apartment lately because her window frame is stained with water droplets.

  9. Luke Hawkins

    It’s been a few years since I moved to Springfield, which means it’s also been a few years since I installed my windows at home. So I was wondering whether or not to replace it, and while looking for an answer, I came across this page. You mentioned that as outside noises become stronger, it could be a sign that the window is losing its noise insulation characteristics and ought to be replaced. This is useful for me because I’ve been experiencing this for quite some time. Thank you; I’ll surely have my windows replaced shortly.

  10. Luke Hawkins

    Excellent explanation of the windows replacement service. I now understand that increasing exterior noise could be a sign that a window is damaged and will soon need to be replaced. This is an excellent tip, and I’ll make sure to examine my home’s windows to determine if they need to be replaced. Thank you for the useful information!

  11. Jessie Holloway

    I like how you point out that your window should not be too difficult to open and close. The window in my bedroom has a lot of trouble sliding closed, I sometimes have to put my whole body weight on it. I’ll have to look into getting some new windows to replace my old ones for easier use.

  12. Luke Hawkins

    Excellent article outlining the warning indicators to look for in windows. Now I realize that a window glass with no sufficient sound-proofing capability that allows outside sounds to pass through might signify damage or an ageing window that requires immediate replacement. This is actually useful to me since my house’s windows have been having this problem for quite some time. Thank you; I’ll contact a service company to replace the window as soon as possible.

  13. Taylor Abrams

    My sister needs window replacement after hers ended up shattering by some neighborhood kids with their soccer ball. I’m glad you shared that a shabby, disrepair, and old looking window is a good enough reason to contact a window replacement company. I hope my sister gets to repair hers soon to avoid more issues.

  14. Josie Kaszoni

    The 5 warning signs that you have shared are really beneficial for many people, keep up the good work.

  15. Taylor Abrams

    I appreciate that you explained your windows might need to be replaced if they are difficult to open and close. My sister has been complaining for the past few months how difficult it is to open and close our window as it is an old one. I’ll let her know about this article so we can immediately get a home window replacement.

  16. Ava Murphy

    Thanks for pointing out that you must consider replacing your glass windows when you are struggling to open and close them. With this in mind, I will consider finding a glass company that offers window replacement services before my birthday next Friday. Our two glass windows at home have been kept close because they feel too heavy to open.

  17. Luke Hawkins

    A helpful article that explains whether or not our windows need to be repaired. It’s good you pointed out that if the outside noise seems louder than usual, this could mean that the window’s durability and soundproofing properties are deteriorating, necessitating replacement or repair. I’ll keep an eye on this and perhaps hire a window service provider soon as this makes sense.

  18. Absolute Glaziers

    Excellent read! keep up the good work with the blogs and content!

  19. Absolute Glaziers

    Thanks for pointing out the need to call a window replacement company when your windows look old, shabby, or in general disrepair. My husband and I will definitely do this because we are planning to sell our house before leaving the country for good in August. We want to make sure that the cracked windows at home won’t make a negative impact on their resale value, so your tips are helpful.

  20. Kia Netherland

    My favorite part of your blog is when you said that you must call a window replacement company if your windows look old and shabby. This is something that I will share with my mother because I noticed that the windows in her house have signs of cracks and other issues, I will surely ask her to have them replaced for safety and security reasons.

  21. Lily Bridgers

    I’ve lived in the suburbs for a few years now, which also means that it has been a while since I had my windows put in. So, I was debating about whether or not to repair it until I found this article while searching for an answer. You noted that when outside noise levels increase, it could be a warning that the window needs to be replaced because it is no longer providing enough noise insulation. I’ve been dealing with this for a while, so this is helpful to me; I’ll definitely start looking for a window replacement soon. 

  22. Jake Williams

    Informative article describing the indicators of deteriorating windows in houses. You pointed out that if the outside noise appears louder than normal, it may mean that our window is perhaps losing its soundproofing characteristics. Given that the windows in my home appear to be old, I’ll look into this information and, if required, get them changed. Thanks.

  23. Cecille A

    It did catch my attention when you said that you must consider replacing glass windows if they have opening and closing issues. With this in mind, I will hire a window glass expert before Friday. We have two windows in the living room that feel too heavy to operate, so we will have them checked to see if they can still be repaired.

  24. Elina Brooks

    I’ve noticed the increase in our electric bills these past few months, and since we aren’t doing anything unusual at home, I suspect that this must be caused by our old windows. Thank you for explaining that letting in drafts through cracks and gaps in the window can lead to heightening our heating and cooling costs considerably. I’ll keep this in mind from now on while I look for a window company to hire for the replacement soon.

  25. John max

    Thank You For Explain. I am Very happy to read This Article. This Article is Really informatiove. Because this Article will help me to Replace or Window Repairs. Can i knew, How Many cost to do Window Repairs? Thanks.

  26. Lily Bridgers

    I appreciate you pointing out that moisture accumulation in your window is a symptom of inadequate sealing and that it needs to be replaced. My elder sister observed moisture accumulating between the panes of the large window in her bedroom. I’ll let her know about this information so she may locate a trustworthy window replacement company as soon as feasible.

  27. Taylor Abrams

    You caught my attention when you mentioned that if the windows are allowing drafts to enter through gaps and cracks, your heating and cooling expenditures will increase. I’ll be sure to engage a glass window repair specialist to take a look at our windows in light of this. Our home’s ancient windows have frames and lenses that show symptoms of cracking, which might be why our energy costs have increased significantly since last December.

  28. Elle Jones

    I’ve been in the outskirts for a long now, which also means that my windows haven’t been installed in a while. So, until I came across this post while looking for a solution, I was considering whether or not to repair it. You mentioned that if the amount of outside noise increases, it could be a sign that the window needs to be replaced because it is no longer effective at blocking out noise. This is beneficial to me because I’ve been struggling with this issue for a long; I’ll begin shopping for a window replacement soon.

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