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Why You Need Replacement Windows

Windows are one of the most important features of any modern structure.

It's hard to imagine a home or business without them, but they provide more than just light for our homes or a means of seeing outside. Whether you are replacing existing windows or deciding on new construction, investing in good quality windows is by far one of the most important decisions you will ever make. And if you end up making the wrong decision, it could work out to be much more expensive in the long run.

Choosing the right window for your unique set of circumstances can become a daunting task when facing the myriad of options and hard sell tactics confronting you once you start browsing your options. An informed decision is a wise one, and it is important you consider and really understand, what it is you actually want from your replacement windows.

Homeowners have demanded more as technology has improved, and window companies have pushed the boundaries in an ever-increasing competitive window market. Modern replacement windows can be appreciated not only for their aesthetic appeal but their practicality too. Replacement windows today are sought for their energy efficiency qualities, sound-proofing abilities and their overall effect of your property's curb appeal.

Save With Replacement Windows

Outdated, old windows are inefficient and comparable to a leaky faucet. They are a giant hole in your home's insulation. On average, windows represent an estimated 20% of a home’s overall air leaks. This equates to a massive increase in your energy bills. Energy efficient windows have essentially been designed to keep the cold air out and the warm air, or vice versa, and you will be comfortable in any climate, all year long. By regulating the temperature inside your home more efficiently you use less energy.

It's that simple, and you can save 25%!

The windows industry use several advanced technologies by which they contribute to maximize the energy efficiency of your property. Some of these include Argon gas, Low-E coating, and SmartSun window glass, which also serve to block harmful UV rays. UV rays are not only bad for us but damage your home's interior too. By blocking UV you are preserving the contents of your home and retaining its value over time. No more fading!

Energy efficient windows have come a long way since the end of the last century, and today several standard practices ensure maximum energy savings for your home - and your wallet.

Increased Value

Did you know that projects such as entry door, siding, and window replacements can recoup homeowners more than 78% of costs upon resale? Yes, it's true!

Underestimating the importance of your home's curb appeal is a big mistake, and many homeowners still overlook the importance of replacement windows. If you're in the market, you don’t want potential buyers to drive by and keep on going, do you? Curb appeal is what beckoned most potential buyers to your home in the first place, and agents all agree that the outside of a property is often the deciding factor in a sale. Replacement windows give your home a facelift that will instantly transform it to have maximum curb appeal.

Increasing the curb appeal of your home does not have to be a daunting task either, and there are several things you can do to ensure the perfect window to match your unique requirements. Whether you are trying to be historically sympathetic or going for a new, updated look, replacement windows will increase the value of your property for years to come.

Interior Transformation

If your home is lacking in natural sunlight, replacement windows have the ability to transform a dull, dreary room into a warm, inviting area where natural light flows through and creates a comfortable living environment. With the correct replacement window, you are able to open up any space beautifully and bring the outdoors inside. When installed correctly, the use of natural light can be both aesthetically pleasing and a means of reducing our carbon footprint.

And it doesn't end there.

If you live in a noisy neighborhood, loud sounds emanating from outside may the bane of your existence. The good news is that - soundproofing is one of the biggest factors for many homeowners, so you are not alone. With advanced window design, you can finally create a barrier which serves to reduce sound by 95%. Traffic and other noises will not disturb your privacy anymore. That means, no more noise. It's time to ditch the earplugs and opt for long-term soundproofing.

Save The Environment & Go Green

It's a well-known fact that the natural use of light serves to improve our general quality of life. When employing these strategies in our home we conserve energy, and moreover, this reduces the environmental footprint of our property. The average American household's carbon footprint is 5 times higher than anywhere else on this planet. Remember that the smallest changes often have the biggest impact, so "going green" and becoming energy efficient will yield the biggest advantages in the long run.

Windows As An Investment

Within the context of home improvement, there really aren't many things you can do to top replacement windows as a step in the right direction. There's nothing worse than having windows which do not provide insulation or simply do not match the rest of your property. Windows will, of course, in large part be decided upon your budget, but it is vital to consider the short term and long term impact of replacing your old windows.

The savings in energy costs alone should be reason enough to invest in new replacement windows, but for some, the chance at drowning out the lawnmower across the road could be priceless. For new building projects, an informed decision has to be made and finding a trusted, knowledgeable supplier will be half the battle won.

New windows will beautify your property from the outside, transform your interior into an inviting space, save you money and help you do your bit for the environment, and that’s got to be worth something. ©

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