The average homeowner doesn’t often think about this on a daily basis, but modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind. This means they’re built tightly, so they don’t allow any conditioned air to leak out. Factors such as proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while you run your HVAC system all help maintain good energy efficiency, too.
But keeping your windows and doors shut won’t do that much good if either of them need upgrading! Drafty windows or doors losing their seal could cost your home a lot of its conditioned air. So no matter the season, you might relatively be turning your thermostat way lower or way higher than it needs to be.
The Benefits of a Window and Door Upgrade
First off, how do you know if you need a window or door upgrade? You can look for particular signs, such as increased energy bills with no explanation, weathering furniture, or windows that won’t shut all the way and doors that seem to stick a bit when you go to open or close them.
If you’re still unsure, the best thing you can do is call in our pros so we can assess your needs. In the meantime, consider these great benefits of upgrading your windows and doors!
Most of the energy that any household wastes over the course of a year is related to climate control and home comfort system problems. The more spaces you have in your home for air to escape from, the longer it takes to get the temperature at a level you’re comfortable with, and the more you’re going to use your HVAC systems.
One of the most opportunistic spots for leaking air is through older or low-quality windows. These are often huge threats to your home’s insulation—making it hard to keep that area comfortable during extreme weather. The best thing you can do to remedy this is to have new windows installed!
Have you ever thought about how to increase the “curb appeal” of your home should you decide to sell it in the future? These are one of the many practical benefits of installing a new set of windows. If you have any windows in your living space that just are not that pretty too look at, you may want to consider an upgrade.
Maybe you have windows that are cracked, warped, or otherwise just not contributing to the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. If so, you should consider replacing them with new ones. This is particularly true if you’re going to have your home remodeled anyway—they’re a great addition to your remodeling project.
Improved Sound Insulation
If you have ever had issues with the noise level in your neighborhood—whether it’s aircraft flying overhead or simply your neighbors having loud conversations on the sidewalk outside—then a window upgrade can serve you well. Replacing your aging, single-paned windows with double-paned alternatives can cut down drastically on the amount of noise that flows through your home.