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.
Replacing your doors and windows leads to an improved aesthetic look. The better your house looks, the higher the value. If you are thinking about selling or even renting your home, replacing the doors and windows will prove to be a worthwhile investment. Prospective renters and buyers will be better persuaded to buy or rent if a home looks good.
Sometimes changing your door or window is an insurance requirement. Insurers like to know that your windows and doors are secure; otherwise your home will be seen as high risk. It is better to replace your windows and doors early than to wait for an insurer to require it.
These are just a few of the many reasons to replace your doors and windows. Keeping your old ones may end up costing you much more in the long run, so it is better to just make the investment now. If you are thinking about buying new windows, then give us a call for a free consultation or browse our website. Our staff will help you find the door or window that will suit your home.