Warm weather is finally here! And although it’s easy to put off a home window replacement until completely necessary, there’s no better time to get your windows replaced than now.  But how do you know when your windows need to be replaced? In this article, we have provided 5 signs that it’s time to replace those old windows. So let’s dive right in!

1. You notice condensation build up

Do you see fog or condensation building up in your windows? While not all condensation is bad, this is generally a sign that your window’s seals have failed, allowing the moisture to come in. If you are experiencing this problem, it’s a sure sign you need your windows replaced.

2. You hear a lot of noise from the outside in your house

Is it hard to have complete silence in your house? Do you hear a lot of noise from the outside, when you are inside your home? If you are experiencing this problem, your windows may not be sealed correctly or were poorly made, to begin with. Contact a professional for a window replacement. Energy efficient windows are best for absorbing the outside noises before entering your home.

3. Your window frame is chipped or has window damage

This is the clearest sign your home windows need to be replaced. If your window frames are soft or chipped, it’s a sign your windows need to be repaired.  Soft window frames are usually a sign of rot or water damage. As mentioned, this is the clearest way your home windows need to be replaced, so be sure to get a home window replacement if you notice the above signs.

4. It’s difficult to open or close your windows

If opening or closing your windows require extreme force, it’s time to replace them. Windows that were not installed correctly tend to develop balance issues, making it difficult to open and close. Also, windows that are rusting can be difficult to open.  Opening or closing your windows should not be an effort, instead, it should be effortless.

5. There’s a draft in your house even when your windows are closed

Do you feel a breeze in your house coming from the windows even when they are closed? If so, this could be an issue of poor insulation, faulty seals and more.  Contact a professional for new windows if you are experiencing this problem.

With warm weather finally here, now is the perfect time to get those old windows replaced. If you are experiencing any of the above signs with your current windows, it’s time for a home window replacement. At Midsouth Lumber, we offer the best in windows. Contact us today for a home window replacement.