It might be tempting to deliberately delay a window replacement. However, replacing your windows now can save you more money in the long run.
Here are the advantages of replacing old, drafty windows below:
Scratching your head over a higher-than-expected electricity bill? Old, drafty windows are a possible suspect. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs. If you have drafty windows, this figure is expected to increase to 40%.
Here’s a tip: when choosing a window replacement, look for the ENERGY STAR® label, which is only on windows that have met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s stringent performance standards.
Lower Maintenance Needs
As your windows age, their maintenance needs increase. If you just don’t have time for chores like window cleaning, we recommend installing low-maintenance windows like vinyl windows.
Protection From Fading
To protect your interior from ultraviolet (UV) rays (which can cause fading in furniture and hardwood floors), you can install windows UV-blocking, low-emissivity (Low-E) coating. The glass panes of Low-E windows are coated with a special coating that can block UV rays without affecting the amount of sunlight that passes through the windows.
Improved Curb Appeal
Replacing worn-out windows with new ones can boost your home’s curb appeal. Keep in mind that your new windows’ design should complement the rest of your exterior. Remember: when it comes to exterior design, consistency is key. If you’re having trouble choosing a window design, don’t hesitate to consult one of your local window and door replacement companies.
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