Your home can often feel like a never-ending list of improvements, renovations, and projects that you need to take on. By the time you finish one space, it’s on to the next, continuing in a circle with no end in sight. The fact is that everything in your home has a lifespan, whether that means an item only lasts a set amount of time, or it expires thanks to aesthetics and changing décor.
One item that can fall into both categories is your home’s windows. Not only do they have a natural lifespan of around 15-20 years, but there is also a visual element involved with windows. If you’ve been on the fence as to whether or not to go ahead with the installation of new windows, you may want to read on. Here are three reasons that could persuade you and have you saying yes to replacements.
Here’s a real simple fact that can hit home for a lot of homeowners. Most people have pretty tight budgets nowadays, so if there is a way to bring down the cost of heating and cooling the house, and basically making it more energy efficient, it is usually welcomed.
Well that is exactly what new windows can do for you. Not only will you be getting today’s materials and technology, but the seals around the window panes will be all new, and it’s a chance to replace or fix the frames to ensure everything is air-tight.
As for how much of a saving it can mean for you, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can expect to save around $126-$465 per year if you are replacing single-pane windows, or $27-$111 if you are replacing double-pane windows.
Then there is the fact that older windows just have an older style about them, which can date your house and leave it feeling less than stylish. When replacing the windows, you may even choose to undertake a much larger project and have bigger frames made, allowing for more natural light into the home. You can also pick a different style of window, which instantly adds elegance and sophistication to your home.
If you happen to have windows that are broken, cracked, don’t open and close easily, or end up with condensation getting trapped between the two panes, then these are all warning signs that it’s time for home window replacements from the professionals. These issues may even occur before that 15-20-year mark – you just have to judge for yourself what condition they are in.
At the end of the day, new windows will ensure that your home is much more energy efficient, ensuring heat/cool air isn’t lost from the home, and they make the home feel much more stylish and cared for in general.