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Windows are one of the most important parts of your home, performing important functions that help to improve your home in various ways. For example, great windows let in sunlight to brighten up your home, they improve ventilation and air quality, and can enhance indoor climate—and so much more.

However, when windows start to wear out, you will experience higher energy usage, weakened protection from home invasion, mold and mildew, and other threats. It is important to know the warning signs of windows that need replacement to get the job done before it is too late.

Window Replacement Services

Window replacement is not a common DIY job and it should not be. Most people are unfamiliar with the process, let alone have expertise in proper methods. Windows should be professionally installed to make the most out of the investment and prevent potential damage.

In this article, our expert team at Custom Built Windows and Doors will help you spot the signs that new windows are in order—and why it’s so important to have a professional window company assist you with quality services for replacement windows including assessment, measurement and installation.

You Feel Drafts Near Your Windows

When walking by a window, you may feel the warmth of the sun or a cooler area thanks to the cold weather keeping the glass cold, but you should never feel a draft of air coming from your windows when they are closed. Drafts from windows mean that there is a leak either in the window or the seals, causing air to come in. This can slowly add to your electricity bill over time, so correcting it early with high-quality window replacement can help save money in the long run.

You Notice Cracks in The Window

Windows are usually made of glass, so they are susceptible to becoming cracked if damaged. Window cracks can happen due to blunt damage, storm damage, or even earthquakes. Cracked windows can not only let cold or hot air in, they pose a serious health threat as they can break off and cut those near it.

Paint Is Peeling on The Trim

Painted windows look great on any home. After all, your windows are going to need to match your home's exterior and interior to complete the look. However, when the paint starts to chip off, sometimes it is not as easy as repainting them. It may be time to go ahead and replace the window as peeling paint is usually a sign of age or damage.

Windows Are Stuck or Difficult to Open/Close

When you go to open your windows and notice that they are becoming stuck, your first thought may be to grease them up for easier operation. While this may work a few times, chances are, the windows have grown old and are starting to deteriorate or have debris build up in hard to reach areas.

Mold Growth on the Sash, Sill or Trim

Mold growth on windows is a sight that no one wants to see. This usually means that there is some sort of leak or trapped moisture somewhere in your windows. It is best to have your window replaced to prevent the mold from spreading to other areas of your home to keep you and your family safe from harmful, toxic air.

High-Quality Replacement Window Installation

If your home’s windows show any of the above signs, it’s time to call a professional window replacement company. Custom Built Windows and Doors has over 50+ years of experience and is dedicated to providing high-quality products with industry-leading customer service.

To get a free quote on your replacement windows, fill out our online quote form.