Windows may not take up a significant portion of your home but replacing old, failing units can have a dramatic effect on your property. What can you get out of replacing your windows exactly?
Enhanced Curb Appeal
New windows can quickly update your home’s appearance, enhancing curb appeal for your property. Window replacements come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles so there’s sure to be one that will perfectly suit your home.
Maintenance Made Easy
New windows are easier to care for because they are designed to be low-maintenance, mostly requiring no more than the usual cleaning and inspection to keep performing well. New windows also mean new warranties are in place, offering you added peace of mind.
Better Comfort and Energy Efficiency
Energy-efficient windows keep indoor heat in and outdoor heat out, helping stabilize indoor temperature to make it easier to achieve a comfortable indoor environment for your home. This also means your HVAC system need not work doubly hard to meet temperature requirements, helping reduce energy consumption in your home from month to month.
More than just keeping indoor heat in and outdoor heat out, highly insulative windows can also block out noise, thanks to their dual-pane construction and airtight seals. Where air leakage is prevented, sound is also kept at bay, keeping noise levels down.
Making the Most of Window Replacement: What to Look For and Consider
Replacing your windows is nothing to scoff at. Make sure you make the most out of the home improvement project by ensuring you opt for:
● Durable, Low-Maintenance Frames. It is one thing for a window frame to be durable and another to be low maintenance. However, it’s not impossible to enjoy both benefits depending on your choice of framing material. Durable, low-maintenance window frames make for the most cost-effective options.
● Multiple Glass Panes. Having multiple panes improves a window’s insulative properties, making it more energy-efficient. The more energy-efficient your window is, the more it can help you save on energy costs down the line.
● Low-Emissivity Coating. Low-E coating is a thin layer of oxidized metal applied to window glass. It reduces the amount of heat a window lets in without hampering natural light, and prevents interior fading.
● Professional Installation. Finding the right window replacement will be for naught if you don’t have it properly installed. As professional work ensures your window is installed right following manufacturer instructions, it also assures your window replacement warranty is kept valid.
In Part 3 of this blog series, find out what getting a better door can do for you and your home. Stay tuned!