Sure, we understand that taking on a new home improvement project may seem more costly than necessary to a homeowner. We know that saving money is important.. and that is why we’re here to explain why it may be better for you to replace your older windows than to keep ‘roughin’ it’ with the old ones. It’s all a matter of saving money nowadays, and spending a little may be the best way to end up saving it.
To start things off, older windows are worn down and very ineffective. Homes with heavy foot traffic and constant visitors will wear out faster than normal. A window’s performance is very important. If it stops opening as smoothly as it once did, it becomes a fire hazard due to how difficult it would be to open to vent out smoke or escape through. It could also end up leaking your well-insulated air and throw off your home’s thermostat.
Another reason to get replacement windows is that worn-down frames can usually be to blame for sky-high utility bills. Having an aged window is the equivalent of leaving a door open on a cold winter night or a hot summer day – it overworks your heating or air unit due to the draft. Replacement windows come with brand new, resilient coatings and materials that will last much longer than your old ones did, and provide better insulation.
The sun can be another reason that it may be time to invest in replacement windows. Do you have hardwood floors that have started to fade, paint that has started to crack, or furniture that’s losing its brightness? Are they all within range of a window? If so, your current windows may not have the necessary UV protection sealants that effectively protect the interiors of your home from constant sunlight.