You may not realize it, but having older windows can result in a lot of lost savings. Many things in the home need improvements over the years and it can make a substantial difference, and windows are no exception. Replacing older windows is a great investment that can increase your savings over time; and Fred is here to explain why, with 5 ways new windows can save you money!
Better Temperature Control
Older windows often lack the proper insulation for your home and this can work against you – allowing cool or warm air in and out too freely. As a result, your air conditioner will run relentlessly, trying to maintain a cool temperature while heavily increasing your utilities’ costs. Your air conditioner might eventually fail as a result of its overuse.
Updated window frames will do a much better job at maintaining the desired temperature in your home. That way, you’re not spending your hard-earned money and the AC will live a longer life.
Older windows don’t retain their strength through the years. Cracks appear, caulk crumbles, and panes of glass loosen over time. This can allow dust, water, and even bugs to enter your home; causing damage and costing you money. With new windows, you won’t have to deal with these problems, now or in the future, which leads us to our next point.
Newer windows are much easier to maintain, especially when compared to older windows with wooden frames. With modern window frames, you won’t have to worry about painting or fighting off the weathering effects of the outdoors. You will eliminate the cost of upkeep, and those savings will add up.
Prevents Ultraviolet Light
Many people enjoy having lots of sunlight in their home during the day, but did you know that it could actually cause damage? The untreated glass of older windows lets in the ultraviolet light from the sun, resulting in the discoloration of carpet, wood, curtains, and more.
New windows are now treated to block UV light, protecting your home from the sun without keeping the light out. Enjoy the sun during the day without losing money over it!
Increase Home’s Value
While this is not technically a benefit that will save you money, it is one that can increase your savings. New windows on your home will increase its value, as well as its curb appeal if you ever choose to sell it. An investment that you made to initially save you money in your daily life will also result in a higher bidding price for your home. Overall, replacing your old windows is an investment that continually just keeps on giving back.
Replacing your windows can be a worthwhile purchase, especially if your home has older windows. If you are interested in learning more, Fred offers exterior services that include window replacements. For a free consultation, schedule Fred today!