It's common every fall for homeowners in the Twin Cities metro area to start seriously thinking about what they can do to make their homes ready for the upcoming colder weather.  Sometimes that involves moving ahead with an exterior remodeling project they've been thinking about for some time. Having replacement windows installed is often on the to-do list.  Have you wondered whether your home needs new windows?  If you're not sure, read on.

Signs Your Home Is Ready for Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows

Windows in a home cannot last forever, though we all might like them to.  then it might be time to consider replacing them. Believe it or not, your home can tell you its windows have seen better days.  Here are the signs should pay attention to. And if you notice some of these things, it's time to talk with a Minnesota replacement window contractor about your options. Increase in Energy Bills: Are you paying more to heat or cool your home than you used to? We know utilities raise their prices from time to time, but if your overall energy consumption is going up, that could be an indication your windows are failing to keep the outside air where it belongs as well as keeping the inside heat or cooling indoors.  The major heat loss in a home, according to average energy audits, is from window and door openings, so replacing old energy-wasting windows with newer ones can make a big impact on your utility bills. There is A lot of Condensation:  As the weather turns cold, it's not uncommon for condensation to form on windows. Sometimes the culprit is a too-high level of humidity in a home, but it could also be due to problems with your old windows, such as seals no longer working. This is another sign that it may be time to think about replacing the windows in your home. You don’t Excessive condensation can ruin wood window frames and cause other problems like mold in your home. Exterior Sound is Coming In: If your house had a pretty good sound barrier before, but now you're noticing more outside sounds are making their way into your home, it could be due to your windows.

If you've noticed some of these signs, we'd love to talk with you about the energy-efficent Ply Gem and Andersen replacement windows we install. Having replacement windows can help to save you money and make your home more comfortable overall.

Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota residential home improvement contractor. We serve the greater Twin Cities metro area with energy-efficient exterior solutions.