Many people understand window replacement to be a means of improving the appearance of a home while brightening up rooms. However, thanks to advancements in window manufacturing and materials, there are additional advantages to replacing windows that homeowners may not be aware of. Here are a few examples:
Older, inefficient windows put a strain on a home’s heating and cooling functions. This is caused by a home using more energy in order to balance indoor air temperature as a result of drafts and air loss through the frame and glass of a window. Replacing windows with a more energy-efficient option made of either uPVC or fiberglass with high performance glass can help save money on utility bills while improving indoor comfort.
Home improvement projects add value to a home. While some initiatives may be pricey, replacing windows with a high-quality alternative has great potential to favorably increase the value of a property. Windows with transferable lifetime warranties also help a homeowner when looking to sell their property.
Updating windows can give peace of mind that they lock effectively. Modern reinforced cam locks and composite reinforced rails reduce the likelihood a window can be pried open or exploited during forced entry.
Everyone can benefit from some more peace and quiet at home. Polycarbonate or non-metallic window spacers, the material that insulates the glass to the frame of a window, will favorably reduce the conduction of outside noise. Also, triple-pane glass windows will further help in preventing noise from coming in.
Dated windows can become difficult to operate, lock and clean as a result of dust or dirt build up inside a window, warping or abuse. Newer balance systems, which control the sashes of a window, as well as sash tilt-in features make for a smoother operating window that’s easy to maintain.
Our experienced staff at TopLine Home Improvement can help you find the right windows for your home! Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about what we can offer you.