Windows are one of the most important features in your home. Unfortunately, many people overlook their significance.
Because of that, buying new windows isn’t on the top of most homeowners’ renovation lists. But it probably should be.
We’ve put together this quick guide to take a look at eight of the best benefits you need to know about getting a window replacement.
So keep reading below!
1. Saves Money (Now and Later)
Buying new windows might seem like an expensive investment, but they’ll start paying for themselves right away.
A large percentage of your home’s energy escapes through your windows. If you’re living with old windows, you’re essentially throwing hundreds of dollars away every year. By installing new windows, you can save that money instead.
And since new windows do a better job insulating your home, you’ll spend less money on your heating and cooling costs. You’ll save much more money over the years than you spent to install the windows in the first place.
2. Makes Your Home Safer
Double glazed windows have an extra pane of glass, making them stronger than your old, single glazed windows. Many windows even come with features that make your home a safer place.
For example, some glass types, like laminated glass, have an interlayer made of polymer. This holds the glass together if an intruder tries to break into your home. Tempered glass breaks into granular chunks instead of shattering into sharp pieces, which reduces the risk of injury if you—or one of your children—accidentally breaks it.
Because of this, new replacement windows can make your home safer and more secure.
3. Protects Against UV Rays
The sun emits three different types of UV rays: UVA rays, UVB rays, and UVC rays. All of these rays can be dangerous with too much exposure.
You might think your home shelters you from these rays, but over 74% of UVA rays shine through the glass.
Of course, this depends on the type of window you have. Many newer windows have some type of UV ray protection, which can block most—if not all—of the suns UV rays.
If you’re worried about the dangers of UV rays, it’s time to replace your windows.
4. Adds Curb Appeal
A window replacement gives your home a facelift. The new windows are cleaner, clearer, and more visually appealing than your old ones.
When it comes time to sell your home, buyers will be more attracted to a home with new windows. But even more important, better curb appeal can raise the selling price of your home.
Even if you don’t plan to sell your home in the near future, new windows can also increase the value of your home.
5. Increases the Value of Your Home
Replacement windows increase the value of your home in three different areas: curb appeal, efficiency, and basic value.
Your new windows are worth more than older windows. That alone can raise the value of your home. But replacement windows also raise your home value by improving your home’s curb appeal.
On top of those two things, new windows make your home more efficient. That means buyers will pay more during a sale.
And if you’re worried the up-front cost of replacement windows isn’t worth the benefits, don’t be. Replacing your windows has a higher ROI than almost any other home renovation.
You can make back over 78% of what you spent on your new windows.
6. Provide Easy Maintenance
You can buy new replacement windows with high-quality features that make them easier to maintain.
New windows are more durable than your old windows, which means they’ll hold up better to accidental impacts or harsh weather conditions. Many also have window frames that are resistant to molding or warping. Some windows even have easy-to-clean glass.
This means you won’t have to spend a lot of time washing your windows or repairing damages.
7. Reduce Outside Noise Pollution
Replacing your windows can actually reduce loud outside noises and give you a quieter home.
Here’s how it works.
Double glazed windows are made of two panes of glass separated by air or inert gas. In order to get into your home, the sound waves have to pass through all three layers. But as it does, the noise gets quieter each time.
This can give you a better night’s sleep, which can improve both your emotional and physical health. Extra rest will also help you be more productive throughout the day and perform better at work.
On top of this, reduced noise pollution from outside will also make it easier to hear things inside the home. This means you can watch TV, make phone calls, and have conversations in peace.
8. Makes You More Comfortable
A window replacement can give you a warmer/cooler home, help you save money, make your home more secure, give you a quieter environment, and increase the value of your home.
Because of these benefits, you can be more comfortable in your home.
Ready to Get a Window Replacement?
Whether you’re getting ready to move or plan to live in your home until you retire, new windows can bring your house a lot of benefits. They’ll also make your home safer, more comfortable, and more visually appealing.
Are you ready to invest in a window replacement for your home?
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