You’ve made it through the fall and the winter but now that the temperatures are warming up, you may find that your windows have sustained some serious wear and tear. The most revealing tell-tale signs are cold drafts, excessive moisture, and pests all bothering you inside of the home.
If you happen to be experiencing any of these nuisances, then your home may be a candidate for window replacement. It’s a home improvement project that many homeowners consider each year and those who decide to have the work done are rewarded in the form of fewer occurrences of the aforementioned annoyances but also a significant amount of money saved in energy costs.
Look no further than Renewal by Andersen replacement windows to help make your home more energy efficient. The money you may spend on having your old windows replaced with all new models may seem expensive up front, but if you sit down and really do the math, you may discover that you’re keeping more money in your pocket in the long run.
With spring just around the corner, you may want to consider having the work done now and eliminating the inconveniences of inoperable or misaligned windows. Here are the many benefits you can enjoy with replacement windows installed in your home:
Protect Your Home from the Outdoors
There are many things you want to prevent from allowing into your home and good, reliable windows are your first line of defense in that mission. For starters, homes that are located in regions of the country that see average to significant levels of precipitation are more likely to suffer the vulnerabilities of old windows where drafts can blow in and rain and snow can pose serious threats of water damage.
Both wind and rain can penetrate the exterior of the home through windows that don’t shut properly or fully, might have cracks or gaps in between the frame and the space of the home, or just simply contain cracked or broken panes of glass.
That’s not all, there are other environmental nuisances that new windows can keep out. Noise pollution, for example. Old windows can fail at reducing the sounds of loud neighbors, streets with high traffic, and other incidental audible impacts that can bother even the most tolerant homeowner. But putting in new replacement windows can cut down on the sounds that you don’t want to hear, leaving you with a greater sense of peace and quiet in your home.
Lower Utility Costs
Window replacement is also a very effective way to help you save money on those heating and cooling costs. Energy bills can go through the roof during those seasons when the temperatures reach extreme levels. Winter has just ended, how cold was it each and every day? How long did you have to run your heating system to maintain a comfortable interior temperature? Did it seem to take much longer than usual?
If you happened to notice that your heater had to work overtime in order to keep you and your family warm and cozy during the shivering seasons, your windows may need to replacing because they’re letting all of your climate-controlled air seep outdoors.
But don’t take our word for it, industry research has shown that installing replacement windows in your home can reduce your utility bills by as much as 15% on an annual basis. That’s because today’s new technologically advanced replacement windows come with a wide range of features that are useful for helping you to control the temperature in the home and keep those energy costs down.
These features include additional panes of glass, argon or krypton gas, and special coatings, all of which can prove effective at reducing the air that slips out of your windows. Replacements seal tighter and lack the align problems of old windows but they also use those extra panes and gas to work as an insulator so that air can’t escape.
Glass is a terrible insulation alternative and these windows can reduce the weaknesses in typical window glass so you won’t be running your HVAC unit longer than need be.
Less UV Rays
Now that spring has sprung, the sun’s light and heat will begin to grow more prevalent and intense as the months pass and you head into the summer. That means an increase in ultraviolet exposure from the sun’s rays. But another great advantage to having replacement windows installed is that many models come with coatings that can drastically reduce the effects of UV light on the inside of your home.