Do you remember the last time you renovated the windows in your home? If it was over a decade ago or you just can’t remember, it may be time to think about replacing your windows.
Here are three reasons why you should consider installing replacement windows:
- Increased Energy Efficiency
If your current windows are old and if they weren’t properly installed, you could be losing a great deal of money on wasted energy. For example, single pane windows, typically installed before the 1990s, are extremely energy inefficient. Not only are they inefficient, but they allow outdoor air to seep in, making it unnecessarily hot or cold in your home, depending on the season. New, replacement windows such as casement windows are made and coated specifically to promote and/or prevent solar gain.
- Increased Comfort
As previously mentioned, old windows are extremely inefficient at keeping inclement weather out of the home. The addition of new wood windows or any other replacement residential windows will help to keep your home at a comfortable, and appropriate temperature. Casement windows, used for natural ventilation, are also an excellent addition to any kitchen or other room. Additionally, wood window replacements or another absorbent material will effectively reduce sound pollution, keeping your neighbors’ business outside of your home.
- Increased Safety
Older windows can be unsafe for a number of reasons. Windows located on the ground floor are often a burglar’s first move when it comes to break-ins. Having updated windows made of the appropriate materials will increase the security of your home and your family. Replacement windows are also a lot safer, in the case of breaking glass and accidents. For example, a shattered updated window made of tempered glass will break into small pieces, as opposed to an old window’s glass, which would readily break into shards.
When it comes to replacement windows, there are several window selections to choose from to meet your home, family, and budget’s specific needs.