Spring is here! And you know what that means: it’s time to draw those shades and let the sunshine in. But depending upon how old your windows are, you could be letting a lot more in than you bargained for. Poorly weatherized windows can cause a homeowner a litany of problems, including drafts, unnecessarily expensive energy bills due to air leakage, safety problems, and more. If your windows are worse for wear, you might want to consider investing in new windows for your home.
Check out the benefits of investing in new windows:
Higher Curb Appeal
They say that windows are the eyes of the home. That being said, there’s nothing more unappealing than a house with faulty windows. New ones can enhance the aesthetic appearance of your home and can help to yield a return on investment of as much as 78%.
Did you know that an average home loses up to 30% of its heat or air conditioning to inefficient window fixtures? This not only creates discomfort with the home’s internal temperature, it can also waste a lot of your hard-earned money. Energy star qualified windows are good for both the environment and your wallet, effectively helping to keep the outdoor elements outside and to help your home stay as cool or as warm as you’d like it. Ultimately, this will help you save up to 15% on your energy bills.
Safe and Built to Last
As a homeowner, keeping your family safe from the ills of the outside world and elements is a top priority. Replacing your windows can help you to keep your family and home safe for decades. Impact resistant replacement windows are durable — durable enough that they can withstand up to 200 mph winds. Additionally, new or replacement windows last for around 20 years on average. That way, come hurricane or storm, you’ll rest soundly knowing your home is impact resistant and out of harm’s way.
If you’re not sure if your home’s windows need to be replaced, call your local construction and design company for help.