Is there a good reason why you should replace your windows?
New windows are a large purchase, which is why it can be difficult to commit to the investment without knowing if or why you should. Unlike other large purchases, it can be difficult to know that windows need to be replaced because they don’t make sounds or any other clear signal that it is time to go window shopping for real. Although windows are a part of your everyday life, they aren’t the main focus, which is why it can be easy to miss any drops in performance.
Although you may be able to squeeze a few more years out of your current windows, you are essentially kicking the can down the road. Every situation and window scenario is going to be different, so whether you need to schedule for new windows now or can wait a little longer, there are a few reasons why homeowners might want to invest in new windows sooner rather than later.
Home Makeover or Renovation
What better time to replace your windows than when your home is already under construction? Whether you are trying to modernize your home, or looking to give your home a facelift, windows are an important element to update. During a remodel or renovation process, this gives you time and opportunity to rethink window placement, airflow, and natural lighting. If you’ve ever wanted to make a window bigger or add a new window, now is the ideal time to do it.
Another key reason to replace your windows is the climate in which you live, which can have an impact on the lifespan of your windows. Over time, the elements will naturally leave their marks, resulting in wear and tear and damage to your windows. Depending on where you live, the elements can speed up the process of damage caused to the windows. Depending on the amount of damage done, or where the window was broken, the window may not be salvageable with repairs. In this instance, replacing windows will be imperative and should be done quickly.
Energy Efficiency Improvements
Over time technology changes and improves, making things better and better. Previous technology may have passed the energy efficiency standards at the time, but might not meet today's standards. Older windows may be sapping your home of its energy, costing you more money every month to heat or cool your home. Upgrading to new energy-efficient windows can save you money on your monthly utility bills.
Matching Windows and Styles
If your home is older, chances are not all the windows are the same age or even the same style. It is not uncommon for homeowners to replace windows, one by one, on an as-needed basis. When this happens, it can result in your home having a Hodge podge of different styles and ages of windows. When you opt to replace all the windows in your home at the same time, instead of onesies and twosies, you are able to guarantee that all of your windows are the same age and the same style, creating a more cohesive look.
Selling and Moving Out
Even if you are considering moving out of your home, it still might be beneficial to invest in new windows prior to listing your home for sale. New windows will help you eliminate any window-related problems that might come up during a home inspection. Additionally, new windows can increase the value of your home and help you recoup some of the expenses when you close on the sale of your home.
Now that you know a few of the reasons why you should replace the windows in your home, don’t wait. Call Gordon’s Glass today and schedule a free estimate to get your windows replaced so that you can enjoy the benefits of new windows for yourself.