5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Replacing your windows isn’t something you do on a whim! However, there are a number of advantages to putting in new windows besides the way they will make your home sparkle. New windows are often better insulated, which means you save money on your utility bills. But if you’re still on the fence, here are five signs that will help determine if you should replace your windows now, or later.

  1. There’s a Draft

Do you feel a breeze near a window, even when it’s closed? Often times obsolete windows may not seal or close properly, allowing unwanted drafts. This also means the air inside is leaking out, making your heater or air conditioner work that much harder to keep you comfortable.

  1. Outside Noises are Loud

Do you hear a lot of loud noises from the outside? If so, It might be a sign your windows are no longer efficient and may not be sealing properly. Today, double-pane or triple-pane windows are standard and are much better insulated. You may be surprised just how quiet your home can be when you install new windows.

  1. You Can See Damage to the Window Frame

If your window frames show signs of damage or feel soft when you touch them, it means they need to be replaced. Soft areas may indicate the frame has water damage and is rotting from within. It’s time to replace them— often times attempting to repair this type of damage can be more costly than replacing the window itself.

  1. You See Condensation Between the Layers of Glass

If you do have double-paned windows and see condensation building up between the panes, it means that the window is no longer sealed correctly. This greatly reduces the amount of noise the window will reduce and makes the window less energy efficient.

  1. It’s Difficult to Open or Close the Window

If you can’t get a window to open or close easily, it means that either the frame has warped or that it simply wasn’t installed correctly. It can also be a sign that the window frame is rotting. When this occurs, it can be hard to lock the window, which can lead to safety issues.


If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to replace your windows. Make 2019 the year to stop dreaming and transform your home!

Empire Window Company has proudly served customers in Northeast Ohio for almost 60 years. Schedule your free consultation today, and explore stunning replacement windows, doors and siding – all within your budget!

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