If you’re thinking about window replacement but aren’t sure if it’s the right decision for you, ask yourself the following questions:
Is my home comfortable, or are there lots of cold drafts?
Cold drafts happen when there’s small gaps, leaks, or breaks in your windows. These vulnerabilities may be too small to see without looking closely but they’re plenty big enough to let cold air in. Chilly drafts make it hard for people in your home to maintain their core body temperature – a big deal if you have elderly or very young family members. If cold drafts are an issue for your family, window replacement makes sense.
Is my house quiet, or can I hear traffic and neighborhood noises indoors?
Noise is stressful, and home is supposed to be relaxing. If you are troubled by neighborhood noises, road traffic, and other intrusive sounds, you may experience heightened levels of anxiety, tension, and irritability. Loud neighborhood noises can contribute to insomnia, both in adults and children. If noise is an issue in your home, window replacement makes sense.
Could I use the money I’m spending on heating and cooling my home on something else?
Every family has a budget, and energy costs are high. Energy efficiency experts agree that up to 40% of a home’s heat can be lost through old or leaky windows. That’s a lot of lost heat – and you’re paying for every penny of it. Window replacement means the air you’ve paid to warm stays in your house. This means your furnace or home heating system runs less often, and you use less fuel. The result – you save money.
Am I proud of my home’s appearance?
Windows are one of the main visual components of a home. If your windows aren’t making you smile when you look at them, talk to your local replacement window company about what your options are. A simple upgrade can boost curb appeal tremendously!