1. Cracked windowpane/frame
    Some kinds of window damage, such as those that can be fixed with new weatherstripping or a hardware replacement, should be fixed immediately. But a warped, broken, or damaged window sash or frame should be replaced – rather than repaired. A damaged window frame is not only unattractive, but also compromises the efficiency of the insulation, siding, and heating and air conditioning. The cracks can also let in small vermin and insects.
  2. Fogged glass
    This problem only arises when you have double- or triple-paned windows. Condensation gets trapped between the windowpanes, usually from an opening or hole that is barely noticeable to you. If your double-paned windows also have gas, the fog-like appearance could also be an indicator that the gas is leaking. A regular double-paned window is not as efficient as an air-filled one. So once it begins to leak, you should consider replacing it.
  3. Soft frame
    If you have wooden windows, excess moisture can cause the windowsill to rot on the outside of the house. If the wooden sill feels soft to the touch – not rigid – you should consider replacing the entire window and frame on the exterior. Even if you don’t notice any other defects on your windows, the window is likely to start breaking down in the near future.
  4. Getting stuck
    Continually opening and closing your windows creates tiny grooves and divots. With time, the stress of multiple openings on the window can cause cracks to form on the frame. Depending on the severity, they can cause the door to stick while opening. Such kinds of wear and tear due to aging are good indicators that your windows needs replacing.
  5. Drafty rooms
    Well-functioning windows should not let in air, except through specific openings depending on the design. But if there are cold drafts getting into your home through other openings besides the vents, even after caulking and weatherstripping a few times, it may be time to get new windows installed.
  6. High energy bills
    A substantial proportion – about 41 percent – of recurrent household costs go towards heating and cooling your home. If you notice your energy consumption increasing, it is possible that your windows are the problem. Replacing old, drafty, single-paned windows with Energy Star certified products can result in substantial savings in your energy costs.

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