4 SIGNS IT’S TIME FOR NEW WINDOWS FOR YOUR HOME
Can’t remember the last time that you cleaned, maintained, or even really thought about your windows? Do you feel mysterious drafts in any of your rooms, or does your heating and cooling bill seem like it’s out of line?Is the dated look of your windows detracting from your home’s curb appeal?
If so, it may be time to upgrade your home’s windows.
With over 45% of your entire energy bill dedicated to heating, it’s important to understand that getting new windows can help you to keep those costs down while updating the overall look of your home and adding to its value.
Ready to understand why new windows are an awesome investment, and why finding the right window product and window installer are both important considerations? Keep on reading.
1. You’re Tired Of High Energy Bills
At first, it may seem that investing in new windows for your home is a hard way to save money, but hear us out.
During the cooler months, the heat from the sun that windows let into your home can certainly help to keep things bright and warm.
However, that draft that a tiny crack in your window is letting in (whether or not you’re aware of it) can raise your overall energy bills by a whopping ten percent.
Installing new windows into your home will help to eliminate the drafts that are common with older windows. Plus, a professional installation ensures that it will be harder for drafts to get in down the line.
New windows can also help in the summer months to lower your air conditioning bill. Todays’ energy efficient windows help ensure that your air conditioning unit won’t have to work as hard just to maintain the temperature in your home.
All of which naturally leads to higher energy bills.
Making the switch to new windows will help lower both your heating and cooling bills all year round – and those savings can really add up.
2. Your Windows Are Cracked Or Damaged
Of course, cracked, warped, and broken windows aren’t exactly doing a lot to make your home look its best. Especially if you’re considering putting your home on the market sometime soon or even in the distant future, broken and misshapen windows won’t do you any favors. However, if you’re dealing with these obvious signs of damage, there are more than just cosmetic reasons to get new windows.
First of all, it’s incredibly easy for bugs, mice, and other pests and animals to get inside of your home through a warped or broken window. We can pretty much guarantee that you don’t want to deal with a surprise animal sitting on your living room couch when you come down Saturday morning for breakfast.
Over time, these pests can even threaten the structural integrity of your home by eating away at the wood, eventually destroying your home’s walls and foundation, leading to even costlier repairs.
If you notice that your windows are constantly fogging up, if they can’t stay open, or that you struggle to close them completely – you likely already have problems.
3. You Spot Condensation Inside Your Window
Another big sign that it’s time to upgrade your windows? If you see ice or any kind of condensation between the panes, or even inside of a singular pane. This will happen even if you’ve taken the time to properly shut and lock your window every night.
Condensation, ice, and water can create a dream environment for mold and other kinds of bacteria. Especially if you have young children or elderly people living in your home, you need to take the threat of mold seriously.
Always make sure that you replace windows that have these signs as soon as you can, in order to prevent the problem from getting worse. Plus, soon, the ice will lead to cracked window panes, rotted wood, and a whole host of other irritating and expensive issues.
4. You Just Want A New Look
Of course, sometimes there may not be actual structural problems with your old windows. Instead, perhaps they’re just making the rest of your home look seriously dated. Or perhaps you’re interested in completely remodeling your home, and are searching for new windows to help you finish the look.
Remember, windows aren’t just a way to let more light into your home. They’re also a crucial part of your overall architectural and design plan!
Browse through some design magazines and websites to gather some inspiration for the kind of window style that speaks to you the most, that works with your style of home, and that fit your budget. Then, check out our featured window and door manufacturers and come up with a few models that you like the best.
If you’re unsure about whether or not these styles will work with the materials and improve the overall look of your home, always feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Modeen is a factory trained and certified installation partner for several top window manufacturers, including Weather Shield, HWindow and many more, so we can help with a lot of your initial questions about your project.
Ready To Invest In Some New Windows For Your Home?
After reading this post, we’re sure that you’d love to get some new windows to update the look and ensure the structural integrity of your home. You’ve hopefully also learned more about how the right type of windows can help save money on both your heating and your cooling costs!
Of course, it’s the overall quality of both the windows you purchase and the installation process that really makes the difference between a mediocre job and a professional one. So when you’re ready to start your window replacement project, rely on us to give your home’s windows and doors the look you’ve always dreamed about.