Your windows are an important piece of your home’s exterior. They provide a number of benefits for your home, from boosting curb appeal and resale value, to providing ventilation and natural light. Therefore it is important to keep your windows in good repair. However, your windows may be nearing the end of their lifespan but still functioning, which begs the question, why would I replace my windows if they seem to be protecting your home? Take a look at our blog to learn about the benefits of replacement windows!
One of the first benefits of replacement windows is the UV protection that new windows can offer for your home. Oftentimes, older windows are not fitted with Low-E glass, which consists of a reflective, metallic layer that helps cut down on UV rays coming into your home. UV rays can damage your home’s carpet and upholstery, so if you find that if you move the couch across the room you can see an outline of your carpet from where it sat, take it as a sign that your windows need more UV protection.
Another benefit of replacement windows is the energy efficiency they can provide. Low-E glass has the dual benefit of decreasing UV rays, but also helping with solar heat gain by keeping heat in the home during the winter and reflecting excess heat out of the home in the summer. Installing new replacement windows can help increase your home’s energy efficiency if your old windows lack Low-E glass.
Another reason you may consider installing replacement windows is the increased security that new windows provide. Your replacement windows can be fitted with the latest hardware to help keep intruders out, as well as laminated glass that holds together when broken thanks to a polymer layer within the panes. New replacement windows are certain to offer security benefits over old windows.
Curb Appeal & Resale Value
Old windows have chipped paint, rotted frames, and outdated designs. Installing replacement windows will help boost your home’s curb appeal, and subsequently, it’s resale value. If you’re considering selling your home in the next few years, installing new replacement windows will benefit you while you enjoy the home, and the resale value they provide means that when it comes time to sell the home, you will get back nearly all of the money you invested in installing the windows. In fact, you can expect a 70-80% return on your investment when it comes time to sell your home.
Finally, one of the greatest benefits of replacement windows is the ease of maintenance that they can offer. Old double-hung windows were a hassle to clean. If you have them on the second story of your home, you know what a nuisance it can be to have to grab a ladder to clean the exteriors of your windows. New double-hung windows offer the ability to tilt the sashes, allowing you to reach the exterior side of the glass from the interior or your home. This has advancement has made spring cleaning far easier for homeowners!
Contact Us Today
There are so many benefits to gain from installing replacement windows. If you need to replace your home’s windows this spring, our team at E.M. Snow Inc. is ready to help! We can be contacted over the phone at (781) 893-4546 or by filling out our online contact form!