Some window-related issues need a complete replacement of the window. For older homes that have been well-maintained and with windows that are relatively new, replacing windows is generally the least expensive and unneeded alternative.

What Are the Signs That Windows Require Replacement?

To help you understand the current condition of your window, we’ve compiled an overview of the essential things you can perform to determine the condition of your window.

Number of Window Panes

If your windows are single-pane, it is an excellent idea to replace their windows. When you install new triple or double-pane windows with energy efficiency, you will likely try to cut the heat loss through your windows by half.

Window glass

Suppose the glass in your window is damaged or broken or has water between the panes. In that case, it might be best to call the original manufacturer to get a replacement for the glass. That will solve the issue.

Window material

If your windows get constructed from vinyl, they will not require replacement. The lifespan of windows made of vinyl is around 20 years.

Air leakages

Look for air leaks near your windows. Use an incense stick or candle and go around the window frame. If the window doesn’t have air leaks but is in decent enough condition, consider replacing the sealant and weatherstripping.

Hardware for windows

If your windows are in poor condition and your window’s frame or sash has become damaged, think about replacing your window. Examine the operation for ease of use and malfunctioning hardware. Sometimes, replacing these components is an issue, and you could delay the replacement of your windows.


If you notice a lot of condensation on the inside that the windows face, in the first place, you must take steps to reduce the amount of moisture in your home. If you notice condensation on the panes, it’s a sign that the seal on your unit isn’t working. You’re not gaining any benefits from energy efficiency since the gas escapes.

At Brampton Windows, we understand the value of a window replacement. We also know that a small percentage of window problems require window replacement. Our project consultants will do their best to advise you on which windows need to get replaced and which can still be repaired or salvaged. If you require replacement windows, our skilled window installers will finish the job to guarantee the durability and effectiveness of your new windows. You can reach us by phone at (905) 595-5091 or by email at for all of your needs regarding windows and doors.