The windows of your home offer more than a way to let in fresh air. Your windows help to secure your home and keep your home insulated during the summer and winter months. When you have home improvement projects, it’s easy to overlook your windows; however, doing so can have a devastating impact on your family.


At Intelligent Design, one of our specialties is installing replacement windows. We believe having up-to-date windows can secure your family and save you money on your utility bills. We are glad to provide you with an assessment of your windows if you live in the Minneapolis area. If you don’t consider the following telltale signs that you need new windows.

Signs of Deterioration

The elements can wreak havoc on the outside of your home. All too often, we are oblivious to the damage; however, weather-related damage affects your windows effectiveness. Below are some forms of physical damage that signal your windows need replacing:

  • Chipped paint
  • Rot
  • Water stains
  • Warped window sills

If you find your windows are showing any of these signs, you should replace your windows.

Your Window Design Conflict with the Look of Your Home

How the exterior of you home looks has a direct effect on how your home feels to you and your guests. When your windows don’t complement the look of you home, you should consider replacing them. Since many people consider the overall look of your home to assign a value, you want to make sure that your home looks the way you want it to from the inside out.

High Utility Bills May Warrant New Windows

Homeowners are constantly looking for more ways to reduce the cost of maintaining their homes. Whether you want to reduce your electric bill or heating bill, you should consider your windows. If you have older windows, it’s possible that your energy is escaping instead of remaining in your home. As a result, you are using more energy to keep your home comfortable.