Why Should I Think About Replacing My Home’s Windows?
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Information About Replacement Windows
Windows should be replaced when they no longer keep the weather outside, and when a desirable comfort level is difficult to maintain inside. There is no set time line for replacing windows, but typically windows hold a reasonable life span of about 15 years. That said, the quality of the windows becomes a factor in deciding when to replace them. Some windows will need to be replaced before others reach the end of their lifespan. For instance, several months ago, we replaced windows in an older home in Oakley – the windows were original windows, from 1903! While they kept the weather out of the home, they were NOT efficient, and the customer was paying much higher costs for heating and cooling the property than they should have been.
Below are some signs that windows should be replaced, and information about the benefits of replacing them:
New Windows Keep the Weather Outside
Inefficient windows need to be replaced. Windows that have become less protective of the home’s inside environment need to be updated. Aging and deteriorating windows can allow outside air to leak into the home, resulting in higher energy bills (just like that older Oakley home mentioned above). Stop spending money needlessly on inflated energy charges.
These older windows can also allow water to leak into the home behind the walls. You do not want to be surprised to find moisture settling in behind those walls, causing rot, mold, and decay. That moisture can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in fixes if it is left unchecked.
Replacement Windows Help Lower Energy Costs
Improving your ability to control the home’s interior comfort level is an important reason for replacing your windows. The high-quality windows that are available today are made of materials that provide much better insulation through every season. The windows we see in many of the older homes in the Cincinnati area are simply not of the same caliber. The high-tech windows available today will enable your cooling and heating systems to be much more efficient while reducing your energy costs. Warm air will not seep in and cool air will not seep out.
Upgraded Windows Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
New windows will improve the curb appeal of your home dramatically. New windows add a high-quality appearance to your home, and this improvement is easy to notice. Replacement windows are also a terrific selling point. Since your home is probably your largest investment, replacing old windows will increase the value of your investment. If you plan on selling your home any time soon, the new windows will signal to buyers that you care about your property.
Increase Your Cincinnati Home’s Security
Burglars are very good at recognizing weak windows that are vulnerable to forced entry with little effort. Windows that are in bad shape and missing locks are an invitation to burglars. You do not want to send a signal that your house is easy to enter. Replacing those old windows will provide an increased level of security and greater peace of mind.
Decrease the Noise Levels
You might be surprised at how much noise is in your neighborhood.When you install new windows that block much of the noise, your stress level decreases instantly. You might sleep better when you block out the noise. The evening hours and early mornings on the weekend will be more relaxing when there is a reduced level of sound. No more loud lawnmowers next door, revving car engines, or barking dogs. Imagine being able to hear your TV at a lower volume, because it is not competing with outside sounds. It is impossible to overestimate the difference the indoor sound level makes.
See More Clearly
Believe it or not, those old windows are permanently smudged. You may not notice it, but your views to the outside are compromised if you have older windows. Years of insects, spider webs, dust, and bird waste have added layers of sediment to those windows.
Get A Free Cincinnati Window Replacement Estimate Today!
As you can see, replacing the older windows in your Cincinnati home with newer replacement windows has many, many benefits. Want to learn about even more? Contact the window specialists at Harper Siding and Roofing by calling 513.444.6098 for more info!