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Benefits of Installing Replacement Windows in Your Home Home Pt 1

May 20

Benefits of Installing Replacement Windows in Your Home Home Pt 1

Over time, the windows in almost any house must be replaced with a newer version available on the market, much like what you have with old roof shingles and appliances. However, determining when to have your residence’s windows replaced is not as easy as it seems. If your windows have been a fixture on your house’s exterior for more than 15 years, then it is perhaps a good idea to first ensure they are still working properly. Find out the following things about your windows’ condition.

  • Do you have any difficulty in opening or closing the windows?
  • Is it tough to clean your windows in the proper way?
  • Do you often see moisture on the inside of your windows?
  • Can you feel cool air when you stand near the windows?

If the answers to any or most of the above questions are in the affirmative, then it is very likely that you require new windows to replace the old ones. In addition to enhancing the beauty of your house, replacement windows offer several other benefits, such as reduced energy costs, more natural light, increased comfort, better safety, and more.

Better Energy Efficiency

Several older residences have windows constructed with single-pane glass. Oftentimes, these windows freeze open and shut and feel icy to the touch. When cooling and heating costs increase, replacing aging and drafty windows with tight-fitting and efficient ones can have the right kind of impact on energy bills. Energy-efficient windows available today offer insulating features like “Low-E” coatings which reflect the heat, including circulated argon gas in between glass panes. Energy-efficient windows can save you anywhere from 10% to 25% each year on your cooling and heating expenses.

Reduced Noise

If you are living adjacent to a child care center, an airport, a busy street, or a school, then the noises coming into your house can be quite high. Replacing your old windows with laminated or dual-pane glass can considerably reduce noise transmission into your house.

Protect Your Personal Belongings

UV (Ultraviolet) rays entering through patio doors and windows can result in fading of furniture, window treatments, carpets, and works of art. These and other items, particularly ones with natural fabrics, are subject to fading when they are exposed to sunlight. Investing in better, more energy-efficient windows can possibly reduce fading, and thereby make your personal belongings last longer. Most replacement windows come with glass that blocks a vast majority of UV rays.

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