Replacing your windows has proven to be more beneficial for you than them just being good looking. However, it is a daunting task to replace your windows; one that often times requires us to splash the cash.
Over time, our windows require replacing just like any other household appliances. Generally, windows require replacing after ½ or two decades of use, depending on the quality of the windows. Through time, we will notice if our windows need replacing based on the fact if they are still operating properly and correctly.
So if you do need to replace your windows, make sure you do it with the best possible quality windows because…
• Better Energy Efficiency
It’s a well-known fact that high-quality windows allow better energy efficiency throughout your home. A lot of older homes have windows with single pane glass which didn’t help very much during the cold days. These windows would often freeze open or shut, and they feel cold whenever we touch them. Newer windows, energy-efficient ones, offer standard insulating features that don’t negatively impact your energy bill. So if you want to alleviate some of the energy costs, consider replacing your old windows with new ones that have energy-efficient features such as heat-reflecting.
• Offer Better Noise Reduction
New double-pane glass windows offer better noise reduction capabilities which are highly advised if you live near an airport, or a school, child care center, or just around a busy street. Noise can be a real problem for most households, as lack of sleep can contribute to other factors that make our life more difficult. So if you leave near a busy street, make sure to visit Window Concepts for the best possible noise reduction double-pane glass windows replacement.
• Offers Better Protection from Ultraviolet Rays
It’s a well-known fact that ultraviolet rays from the sun can impact us as well as parts of our home. Harmful ultraviolet rays can enter through our old windows or patio doors and can cause our furniture to start fading, the carpet to fade, damage to artwork, etc. Everything organic within in range of ultraviolet rays is susceptible to fading, and one way to eliminate that is by replacing your old windows with newer ones that are designed to block up to 95% of the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.
• Keeps the Elements Outside
Harsh weather conditions outside our homes can enter inside through our old, and highly, ineffective windows. Old windows can leak water inside our homes that can cause our walls to deteriorate through time. Furthermore, this causes the formation of mold and mildew in our homes, which can have very negative effects on our health. We mentioned earlier that old windows and patio doors can also leak air, which results in a higher energy bill due to the constant leaking of hot/cold air outside.
• Increases Your Safety
Windows can be very dangerous to open or close if they are old and unstable. Old windows tend to get stuck in the up or down position, or they can get very hard to open. This is very serious in the events of the fire as we won’t be able to open them properly to allow circulation of air. Furthermore, burglars can easily enter our homes by exploiting our old windows, and the difficulty of the task is greatly increased if we replace them with newer ones.