Benefits of Replacement Windows
The benefits of replacement windows easily out weight the costs of upgrading. Homeowners will immediately reap the benefits of replacing the old windows with modern updated units. Some benefits like curb appeal are easily seen, but replacement windows have many more benefits for all homeowners.
Replacement Window Benefits
- Increased Natural Light
- Improved Security
- Reduced Interior Fading
- Noise Reduction
- Increased Home Value
- Reduced Allergens
- Curb Appeal
- Decreased HVAC Costs
- Improved Comfort
Increased Natural Light
Replacement windows can help increase natural light by allowing the use of larger windows while still decreasing heat transfer. Gridless windows or thinner frames make windows look larger without adding cost to expand the window cutout. Natural light has been proven essential to reducing symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a form of depression around seasonal changes, typically summer to fall or fall to winter.
Improved Security with Replacement Windows
Old windows are often no longer square or have corroded and are unable to lock properly. Additionally, some may be hard to open or impossible to close. Modern replacement windows offer more security features over 20 or 30-year-old windows. In many neighborhoods in Dallas, windows can be 70 years old! Would you want to drive a 52′ Chevy that has never seen a repair or an update?
Reduced Interior Fading
Old single-pane, metal frame windows offer nearly zero protection from the sun’s UV rays. Carpet, rugs, and upholstery can become faded over time by the UV rays that readily pass through single-pane windows. Double-pane, Low-E replacement windows will significantly reduce UV rays’ ability to pass through the window glass, thereby reducing premature fading of carpets and sofas.
Traffic, trains, and loud neighbors can really disrupt a peaceful afternoon or a midday nap. With noise reducing replacement windows, you can decrease noise pollution by up to 70%. However, even basic double-pane windows will greatly improve noise reduction over single-pane windows. New windows may be the answer to your neighbor’s high school son’s drum solos.
Replacement Windows Increase Home Value
New windows will increase the value of your home as well as the buyer’s desire and interest. Replacement windows for the entire house can be a substantial amount of money that a new homeowner will not want to bear. Replacement windows are an essential item that potential buyers will want in a new home, allowing you as the seller to ask for a better price.
Replacement windows can have a major impact on the amount of dust and allergens that enter the home. Old and improperly sealed windows allow microscopic particles to readily pass through into your home. Updating your windows will effectively reduce allergens’ access to your home as well as reduce accumulated dust.
New Windows Affect Curb Appeal
It’s no surprise that brand new windows have a significant influence on your home’s curb appeal. Even a basic window in a side by side comparison with a 20-year old window will be drastically better and more appealing. We always recommend new windows during an exterior update. It is night and day the difference that they make, and with a variety of colors, you can really personalize your home to your taste!
Energy-Efficiency of Window Replacements
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided many resources on the energy-saving benefits of replacement windows. A quick Google search will show that the DOE says that replacing single-pane windows with double-pane windows can save as much as $475 a year! You can save even more with Low-Emissivity and argon gas-filled windows.
Decreased HVAC Costs
One of the ways that replacement windows save on energy costs is by reducing the HVAC costs. Low- E windows can reduce cooling costs as much as 40% and 30% of heating costs. Additionally, since the HVAC system does not have to work as hard to maintain a constant temperature, you can expect fewer maintenance costs and even a few more years of service.
Your new windows will provide improved comfort with noise reduction, better temperature control, and more natural light, not to mention the added assurance of security. Your home will look it’s best and perform better with replacement windows. The cost of the new windows pays off in the comfort they provide, but they fetch a good Return on Investment too!
Ready for Your Replacement Windows?
When you are ready fo your replacement windows, give Baker Roofing & Construction a call. We will measure your windows, show you samples, and assist you in choosing the best window options for your needs, your home, and your budget.
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