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Signs That Your Home’s Windows Need Replacing

Signs That Your Home’s Windows Need Replacing

What would our homes be without windows? Without windows, we wouldn’t have the means to access the fresh air while staying indoors. Moreover, we would not be able to appreciate the stunning sights and sounds of the world around us.

They offer us so much yet are a blind spot that we often don’t notice needs attention. This disregard can result in an overall lower quality living experience and lessened curb appeal for your property. Read on to discover a few key signs that your home’s windows need replacing.

Your Home Has Lousy Energy Efficiency

Perhaps you have noticed your energy bill is increasing steadily—if that is the case, your windows may be to blame. You might also feel uncomfortable or annoying drafts emanating from your closed windows. These issues can occur if your handyman improperly installed your windows or your aging house has experienced more wear and tear. No matter the reason, these indications are clear signs your windows need replacing.

You Have Difficulty Operating Them

There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to experience a fresh breeze in your home only to have your window snap shut. There are many reasons your windows won’t stay up, and most often, it means you need to repair or replace them. You should never feel like you are in a tug of war battle with your windows whenever you try to operate them.

Outdoor Noises Seep Indoors

Sometimes, it’s nice to open our windows and enjoy the sights and sounds of our local community. However, if those sounds persist when you shut your windows, it might be time for an upgrade. Outdoor noises can bother many people, especially those living in or nearby busy areas, and it can greatly disrupt one’s quality of life. Your windows should protect you from those sounds when you shut them—no one wants to feel like the car honking down the street is right in their living room.

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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