If you’re in the middle of doing home improvements on your Crofton, MD home, should you replace the windows while you’re at it? There are many benefits to replacing your windows besides just looks (though that’s definitely one of them). Chesapeake Roofing, Windows, and Siding, Inc. explains why replacing your windows is a good idea.
Completing the Look
Particularly if you’re updating siding or roofing, old, outdated windows are going to look strange with your house’s sleek new look. Consider choosing replacement windows specifically to match with the new outside of your home. You want everything to blend properly and to have the right curb appeal if you want to sell your home down the road.
Old windows may not be properly insulated, costing you more on your monthly utility bill. With new windows, you can save up to 25% on your costs of heating and cooling each year. Properly insulated windows keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, so your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work as hard.
Ease of Use and Safety
If your windows are loose, you’re asking for them to fall and pinch fingers at some point. On the opposite hand, if your windows are painted shut or difficult to open, this can be a hazard in the case of a fire or other emergency. You want windows that you can open easily, but aren’t going to pinch your hands anywhere, particularly if you have children around.
Keeping Weather Outside
If old windows have cracks or openings in the seam, you may experience gusts of wind or rain coming into your home. This can damage the sill that’s around them, as well as anything you may have sitting within reach of the window. Chesapeake takes care to replace windows properly, making sure the seam is sealed tight and the weather is staying outside where it’s supposed to.
Eliminating Noise Pollution
Especially if you live close to a busier street, the sounds of traffic and pedestrians can get irritating. This is extra true if you have a baby trying to take naps or work odd shifts where you have to sleep during the day. If your windows are letting in weather, they’re certainly letting in a lot of noise too. Consider getting double-paned windows to limit noise pollution as much as possible.