Replacing the windows in your home is an investment that will reap big rewards. New windows can make your home quieter, more energy efficient, and more beautiful. If you are unsure if new windows are right for your home, here are some signs that you need to replace them.
#1: You can feel drafts.
Your home’s heating and air conditioning costs account for a significant amount of money each year. But did you know that up to 25% of that heated or cooled air can escape your windows? If you stand near your windows and feel a draft, your windows may need to be replaced. New windows are designed for maximum energy efficiency and can keep your home’s temperature even and comfortable.
#2: The windows are old.
If the windows in your home are decades old, they could be original to the house. Windows that are 20 to 30 years old are likely crafted with only single pane glass. These windows also may not be made to help keep UV rays out of your home, which can damage furniture, carpets, and more. New windows can keep your home protected, quiet, and they’ll help save energy in the long run. That not only helps your bank account, but you’ll be doing something great to help the environment, too.
#3: They’re difficult to open.
If you have older wood windows, the painted frames may make it difficult to open windows. Aluminum windows can also swell during temperature changes, which can make them harder to open. If they won’t open at all, it may be time to consider replacing them. It’s important to have windows that open and close easily in your home – not only for fresh air, but for safety, in the event that you ever need to exit a window in case of an emergency.
#4: They don’t keep noise out.
When your windows are closed, can you hear outside noise clearly? New windows can dramatically decrease the amount of outside noise you hear. This is especially noticeable if you live on a busy street, near an airport or train, or by a sidewalk that gets a lot of foot traffic.
Your home reflects you – your style and your unique personality. Choosing new windows that help create the type of look you want will add to the aesthetics of your home, creating even greater curb appeal! Replacement windows also offer great return on investment. So, if you are planning on selling your home in the next few years, it will be a huge selling point.
If you are ready to get started, you can feel confident in our team of experienced professionals at Lifetime Windows and Doors. We proudly carry Milgard Windows and Doors, as well as Simonton Windows and Doors products. These are top quality brands that create products that withstand the test of time. Contact us today for a free ‘no contact’ virtual quote, or to learn more about our promotions and other details that can help make the project more affordable.