Worn out or inefficient windows can make your house look dated and unappealing. Investing in new or replacement windows not only adds curb appeal but floods your living space with natural light, increases the value of your home, saves energy, and a host of other benefits that reap a big return on your initial investment.
Take advantage of these seven great payoffs for investing in new windows for your house:
If your home has older windows, then you know how difficult it is to keep them looking fresh and clean. Every couple of years, you scrub and/or paint them to ward off wood rot and mold. But newer windows require less maintenance other than wiping down the glass and frames. And tilt-in sashes, which provide easy access to the other side of the glass panel, makes cleaning effortless.
On bitterly cold days, have you ever held your hand against the glass of an older-style window, and it gave you a chill? That’s because older windows lack the double- or even triple-paned construction newer windows feature. That innovative design prevents drafts, insulates better, and helps your heating and cooling systems perform more efficiently.
In addition to keeping the hot and cold temperatures outside where they belong, newer windows also block annoying outdoor sounds like passing and honking traffic, barking dogs, and early Saturday morning lawnmowers. Reducing noise pollution from the outdoors translates to a more peaceful interior.
If there’s any home improvement project that adds value to your house, it’s replacing your windows. It’s one of those projects that could make the difference for a house hunter who’s browsing the real-estate market. A home in serious need of new windows could be a deal-breaker. And even if you’re not considering a move right away, waiting to replace your older windows until you are puts you at a disadvantage in the meantime. Why not enjoy the benefits of replacing your windows while you’re still in your house?
Older windows tend to lose their functionality. They may be more difficult to raise and lower. And layers of paint over the course of several years may even make it harder to open and close them. The inability to easily operate your windows could be a safety hazard, especially if you needed a quick escape through the window in case of a fire. Newer windows feature locks that are easier to manipulate, making it much safer for everyone in the household.
Peering through tired-looking windows from your home’s interior can dampen your mood and spoil the room’s overall style statement. Newer windows add a breath of fresh air to the space, brightens your interior, and floods your rooms with comforting natural light. More light tends to have a positive effect on the psyche.
A variety of options enable you to choose a style of windows that complement the style of your house, whether your home is a traditional, modern, Craftsman, or other design. Whatever you decide, swapping out the older windows for updated ones will give your house an overall, fresh new feel that ultimately improves the value of your home.
At Carolina Glass, we can help you make an informed decision that will best suit your needs and ensure installation is hassle-free so you can reap the benefits of new windows much sooner than you think.