There are many good reasons for wanting to replace windows in your home. Possibly, it is for the simple reason that you want to make your home more attractive and appealing. Most often, however, homeowners begin looking into replacement window options once they realize how much they are spending on their energy bills due to inefficient insulation of their homes. Whether you plan to spend the rest of your life in your home or plan to sell your home in a few years, replacement windows are an excellent way to protect and add value to your investment.
Older windows are generally made with wooden frames and can warp or rot over time. When first installed, they may have been well sealed, but over the years caulking flakes away and water can seep in. When water gets into the wood it expands and can rot, leaving spaces though which water and air can get into the house. This creates an unsightly window, as well as an inefficient insulation against the elements. Vinyl replacement windows are energy efficient, easy to clean, and add maintenance free beauty to any home.
- You feel drafts in your home
Even the best windows will allow a slight amount of air infiltration, but should never be something you can feel. Windows will wear out over time and need to be replaced.
- Difficulty shutting or opening windows
If you are having difficulty shutting or opening your windows. Windows will loose balance over time making it difficult to open and close.
- Condensation inside the glass
If the window seal fails in a window, condensation can occur.
- Energy efficiency
If your utility bill is high, your windows may need to be replaced. The Department of Energy suggest looking for windows that have at lest two panes of glass or Energy Star labeled windows. These windows will eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs.
- Curb Appeal
New windows offer a stunning impact on the exterior of your home. There is a large variety of styles to choose from for both traditional and contemporary homes.
- Low maintenance & care.
Most new windows have been designed to be low maintenance and easy to clean.
- Reduce Sound
New windows will not only reduce the amount of sound coming in the home, but will also reduce the amount of sound going out.
- Financial Benefits
When you replace your windows you should immediately see a difference in your heating and cooling costs.