Ignoring these signs your windows need to be replaced could cost you more in the long run. When you spot the first small crack or broken seal in one of your windows, it’s easy to ignore. After all, you can deal with it later, right? But soon, “later” turns into much later. And delaying window repairs or replacements can be costly. That tiny broken window seal may now be allowing for water damage, skyrocketing utility bills, and damage not only to the window itself — but the frame and walls around it. If you’re a chronic home maintenance procrastinator, you’re far from alone. Most people don’t pay very much attention to the state of their windows unless disaster strikes. Unfortunately, that means most people also pay far more for window replacements than they need to for additional fixes and broken parts. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to replace your windows, keep reading. We’ll uncover the most common signs you might need a window replacement, analyze the costs of replacement vs. waiting, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about window replacement.