Getting replacement windows can be one of your best moves when it comes to improving your home’s value. Face it, older windows can crack and chip, they can get worn down by the weather and end up looking downright dull and aged. As unappealing as they can be to look at sometimes, the real dangers are to your actual home – not just the way it looks. Imagine a home with broken windows: drafty, humid, and constantly under attack by bugs and moisture. An old window is hardly any different. Insects and humidity can seep through the cracks, air can leak through loose frames, and all of it together can make your home downright uncomfortable to live in.
Technology has advanced in such a way that allows us to improve the overall functionality of your windows. In fact, replacement windows nowadays can protect against the environment, bugs, and even the sunlight. New sealants and coatings for the glass panes allow them to be able to reflect and disperse dangerous UV rays in order to keep them from entering your home. Replacement windows also come with advanced frames that are more airtight and durable than past models, which means they will need less maintenance and won’t need to be caulked or sealed as often.
Modern windows can also be safer for you as well. A window is supposed to allow for better ventilation. It also provides an escape route, and a way to vent out dangerous fumes. In the event of a fire, you can’t always trust that an older window will open – however, replacement windows have improved hinges and mechanisms that will ensure that they open quickly whenever you need them.