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5 Signs You May Need Window Replacement for Your Home

Most types of windows typically last for at least a couple of decades. This means that, for the most part, you won’t have to worry too much about the ones you have at your home.

In some situations, however, their expected lifespan can become much shorter. It could be due to a variety of different reasons—from improper maintenance and neglect to accidents and intentional misuse. Regardless of the cause, a window that is damaged or otherwise unable to perform its function will need to be replaced.

To help you be certain when this becomes a necessity, we’ve outlined five situations that signify your windows need replacing.

1. Your windows are badly damaged

Obviously, any window that has sustained significant amounts of damage will need to be replaced. If the glass is shattered or has large cracks in it, then you need to act fast as this can pose a real danger. The same is true if the surrounding building material is also compromised. Material warping, corrosion, and similar issues affecting the frame could mean that your window is about to give way, and you wouldn’t want to wait until that happens before you find a solution.

2. Your windows aren’t closing securely

A window that cannot be shut securely is a security risk that no homeowner should overlook. This can attract unwanted attention from potential home invaders. Threats such as wildlife and pests can make their way into your home, causing all sorts of problems that are difficult to get rid of. Not only that, you make it easy for burglars to enter your home, putting your property and the safety of your family at risk.

3. Your windows aren’t letting enough light though

This is particularly true for older windows. The glass may have accumulated dirt, grease, or minute forms of damage that make it difficult for light to pass through. This can make your home darker than it should be, which could negatively affect the appearance of your home as well as the mood and energy levels of everyone in it.

4. Your windows are now obsolete

Windows are more than just glass and a surrounding frame. Today, advancements in technology have given rise to sophisticated window materials that do more than just let light in. Some can improve the environment within your home while also help cut down on electricity costs. Others can make windows more durable and last an incredibly long time. If your windows have effectively fallen behind and are now unable to meet the needs of today’s lifestyles, then you need to have them replaced.

5. Your windows no longer match the rest of your house

When undertaking a home remodeling project, you might eventually run into a situation where your windows no longer look good with the rest of your property. This could mean a serious disconnect in terms of the overall aesthetic. In this case, replacing your windows to achieve a cohesive look is the best idea.


The good news is that all of these problems are easily addressed with the help of a window replacement company. If you experience any of these signs, it’s best to reach out to a professional near you so that the issue is quickly resolved.

We provide professional window replacement services in Salt Lake City, Utah. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services or request a quote!

5 Comment(s)

Thanks for helping me understand when a window needs to be replaced or repaired. I find it concerning to learn that a cracked window glass could pose a real danger to people! My uncle's windows were damaged by a baseball recently and he's wondering if he should worry about it. I'll share this with him so he'd understand that the window needs repair or replacement.

Zachary Tomlinson / 10-Jun-2020 01:57 AM

Thanks for sharing!

Hertfordshire Windows & Doors / 11-Jun-2020 07:52 AM

It's good to know that it is a security risk if you don't shut the window properly. My sister was telling me last night about how her window in her bedroom has been having issues with opening and closing securely, and she was wondering if she should look into getting it replaced. I'll make sure to pass this information along to her so that she can look into hiring a professional to replace her window for her.

Kate Hansen / 24-Jun-2020 11:19 AM

Thanks for mentioning how you shouldn't overlook a window that doesn't close all the way. I want to buy a house with my wife this summer. We'll make sure to look at all the windows of the houses we look at to make sure they close and if they don't but we love the house, then we'll hire a repairman as soon as possible.

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