Windows add character to your home and let natural light and fresh air in. However, for all the benefits windows bring, they also serve a purpose. Windows protect your home from the outdoors. When they can no longer do this effectively, it may be time to consider a replacement window installation.
If your windows are damaged, warped, broken, out-dated or letting drafts in, it is likely time to replace them. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t put off replacing your windows, but here are the three most common reasons why you should invest in new windows sooner rather than later:
Rising Utility Bills
If your windows are old and no longer working as effectively as they once did, you may notice your monthly utility bills rising. You may look at a large bill without making the connection that your windows are the reason you seem to be paying more each month.
Over time, windows can warp and the seals become less tight. As a result, air from the outdoors will get into your home and your indoor air will escape. This forces your air conditioner or furnace to work twice as hard and skyrockets your monthly heating and cooling fees. If you can feel drafts coming in around your windows, this is likely the case. If you are living in an older home, this is a common occurrence as the single paned glass used years ago is not as efficient at insulating your home as materials used now.
Another problem with the single paned glass that was often used on windows in older homes is that it is very thin and can break easily. Your windows are the most convenient and common way for outside threats to make their way into your home. There are an array of threats your windows should protect you from, such as intruders, animals and inclement weather. Replacing your windows with a newer model is important, to ensure you experience the highest level of safety and security in your home.
If you live in a busy area you may notice that noise from the street and your neighbours’ travels very clearly into your home. This could be another sign that it is time to replace your windows. With better windows, you’re able to trap outside sounds and enjoy a quieter and relaxing atmosphere in your home.
Now that you understand the importance of replacing your windows, don’t ignore the rising prices on your energy bill. Get in touch with us at Custom Window Designs to begin the process of replacement window installation. We understand you have specific needs and we’ll work closely to help ensure your satisfaction is guaranteed. Make a long-term investment in the appearance, security and comfort of your home – replace your windows today!
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