Windows are one of the most overlooked areas of your homes. Face it, it’s pretty easy to look right over something that we see on a daily basis. After all, most of us think of them as ways to look into the outside world, rather than noticing how important they are to insulating our home and keeping it well-ventilated. Over time, all of this neglect can affect the way that our windows look, and this can have some serious effects. Not only can older windows end up affecting the way that our home looks to potential buyers, it can also raise our utility bills and even cause mold and security problems. That’s why most people eventually choose to invest in replacement windows.
Aged windows aren’t very airtight. They let exterior air leak into your home and cause drafts, which can affect your interior temperature and make your heating and air units overwork themselves in order to keep your home comfortable. You may not even notice it until you get a high energy bill and get caught off-guard. Replacement windows have gone through several technological advancements to be able to provide better insulation, therefore keeping your utility bills low.
Older windows are also ineffective at keeping out humidity. Broken and cracked frames can let water leak into your home. Over time, this can cause mold to grow around the cracked areas, and it could spread and threaten your home’s structure. When you get replacement windows, specialized installers can make sure that everything is installed properly and is sealed correctly, in order to prevent these kinds of leaks.