If you’ve noticed that your windows are rotting, showing fog or have trouble closing and opening, then you might need to consider replacing them. You should never neglect your doors and windows, because not only could you be exposing your home to security risks, you could be missing out on a host of benefits that come with new windows. Some of these benefits include increased security, energy efficiency, noise control and an improved, stylish look. Here are a few reasons to replace your windows.
A rotting wooden frame is not only unsightly, it is also risky. A weakened frame makes it easier for burglars to break in. Also, it is more susceptible to attacks by termites. By enforcing your door with a stronger frame your home is more secure against intruders and termites.
Chances are your windows and doors are not energy efficient. This means that cold or warm air is escaping unnecessarily, causing your utility bill to be unnecessarily high. Today, many doors and windows are designed for energy efficiency. The windows are made from materials that retain or reflect heat. They are also designed to suppress drafts from coming in. If you want to be sure that the door or window you are purchasing is energy efficient, look for the Energy Star label. It is an internationally recognized symbol and is the benchmark of energy conservation.