Signs that Your Bay Window Needs to be Replaced

A bay window in a residential home.

Bay windows are a beautiful addition to any home, but there can often be things that go wrong with them, just like any other window or door in your house. In this blog, Building Envelope Experts will be sharing a few signs your bay window needs to be replaced. So, if you’re experiencing any of the below issues, give our team a call at (314) 310-7878 so we can come take a look at your window.

Difficulty Opening and Closing the Window

If you're experiencing difficulty opening or closing your bay window, this is a sign that the frame has become warped and is no longer functioning properly. It can also indicate that the window was improperly installed, which can be very frustrating for a homeowner.

Damaged Frames

If you notice visible damage to your bay window frames or they feel soft, you will definitely need to replace them. Wooden window frames that are soft to the touch often indicate they have become saturated with water, which means they are probably beyond repair.

You Feel Drafts from the Window

Additionally, if you feel a draft coming from the window, this means that there are gaps in the sealant around the perimeter of the window. Not only does this mean your window needs to be replaced, but the gaps that are allowing outside air into your home can seriously affect the temperature of your home, causing your HVAC system to overwork itself.

Your Hear Loud Noises Outside of the Window

If you hear loud noises coming from outside the window, this may be due to loose hardware or damaged glass. Due to the fact that bay windows have double or triple panes, the noise coming from outside should be significantly reduced. So, if you’re hearing more noise from outside than usual, replacing your bay window with a new one can help with this.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems with your bay window, it's time to give us a call at (314) 310-7878 so we can help you determine whether or not a replacement is necessary. At Building Envelope Experts, we can customize your new bay windows to suit your specific needs and style. Learn more today by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form to speak with one of our team members today.

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