Knowing when the time has come to replace your home’s windows can be difficult, especially since there are so many reasons why you may want to consider getting new windows in the first place. For some people, a new set of windows is a way to make their home look more beautiful, while others get new windows to help increase their home’s energy efficiency. In some cases, new windows may be needed for very serious health and safety reasons. Below we’ve provided a brief overview of just some of the ways you can tell whether or not it is time to replace your old windows.
Beauty and Comfort
A new set of windows can really spruce up your home’s appearance, both on the inside and outside. Picture windows or bay windows, for example, are both excellent options for boosting your home’s aesthetic appeal. And remember that a beautiful home is not only a more pleasant place for you and your family to live in, it can also drastically increase your property’s curb appeal and resale value. Not only that, replacement windows can help eliminate chilly and unwelcome drafts, making your home far more comfortable and energy-efficient.
Repairs and Efficiency
A big reason why people come to us when they need their windows replaced is because their old ones are in need of repairs. Wood rot and decay are major problems in some homes, while broken seals and fogging mean that your windows are no longer keeping outside air out, one of the main things they were meant to do. New windows help to not only address these serious repair issues, but they can also improve your home’s overall efficiency. By letting less of your home’s heating or cooling escape from poorly sealed windows you may be able to cut your overall utility bills. Furthermore, compared with your old windows, your new ones are likely to present much less of a hassle when it comes to maintenance and cleaning.
Health and Safety
Very serious health and safety issues also sometimes arise that make window replacement extremely important. Older windows from before 1978 may contain lead paint, which is a health hazard, especially for young children. In addition, windows that have been painted and repainted numerous times may be sealed shut and impossible to open. A window that cannot be opened is not only inconvenient, it could also be a hazard in case of a fire.
Whether you want to make your home more beautiful, to deal with much needed repairs, or simply to keep your family safe, Renewal by Andersen can help you choose and install the best windows for your home. Schedule an in-home consultation today to learn how we can help!