Getting new windows can make your house look better, increase its value and make you feel more comfortable. Since older windows are unsightly and cause drafts, leaks and many other problems, it’s best to have them replaced by a reliable company.
Here are a few other reasons why replacing old windows is a great idea.
You Can Completely Change the Mood of a Room
When designing the interior space of their home many homeowners become so wrapped up in furniture choices, wall colors, carpets and so many other design elements they forget that their windows are also part of the interior space.
New windows can completely change the look of any space. They can change the amount of natural light that enters a room and add a traditional or modern style to your home. Try imagining what a room will look like if you open up a wall and place a window there, instead. It can completely change the way you feel about a room every time you enter it.
Better Insulation, Lower Energy Bills
While windows are very appealing, both from the inside and outside of a house, they also serve a very practical purpose in your home. Windows are one of the best ways to insulate a home. As windows age, the sealing on them weakens. Over time, this allows more and more hot and cold air (depending on whether you are heating or cooling your home) to escape. This will cause your furnace and air conditioner to work overtime during seasons with extreme weather.
Installing new windows will allow you to keep your oil and electric bills in check, saving you money each and every year.
Is it Better to Repair or Replace?
There are a few scenarios where repairs can fix a problem with your windows but most problems occur because your windows are too old. Window repairs cost money, and only buy you time, which is why window replacement is usually the best option for your home. Windows have a great lifespan — 10-30 years depending on the area of the country you live in —so they are generally not something that you will have to replace again and again.
If you want to change the look of your house, or you feel that your windows are no longer keeping your home insulated, contact Schmidt Roofing for a free estimate.