The truth is, most windows don’t last longer than 30 years. Old, single-pane windows can become worn down in as few as 8 years. As your windows age, you may notice signs that they’re failing your home, such as:
- Cold drafts
- Hot window glass
- Bleached furniture near the window
- Difficulty opening, closing or locking the windows
- Loud creaking when you open the window
You may also notice your energy bills becoming increasingly more expensive as your windows let more heat escape your home. After a time, if you don’t replace your old windows, they’ll start to cost you.