Old homes can be beautiful. But if you retain all the original elements, the upkeep can be expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, it's possible to maintain the historical integrity of an older home but also upgrade some necessities such as windows. Let's take a look at some of the reasons why you should consider replacing the windows in your aging home.
Why You Should Install Replacement Windows
1. Reduce Energy Costs
According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25 to 30% of your home's heating and cooling energy use. That means at least a quarter of the money you spend on those energy costs also goes right out the window. New energy-efficient windows offer better insulation to keep your home comfortable year-round, so you’ll rely less on your HVAC system.
2. Enhance Curb Appeal
Windows make a big difference in how your home looks from inside and outside. Bay windows, bow windows, picture windows, and custom-designed windows can all make a dramatic difference in how your home looks, increasing not just your own satisfaction but also its property value.
3. Avoid Mold Issues
Temperature fluctuations can cause wooden window frames to warp and crack. Because of this, they’ll start to let in moisture. Moisture can cause dry rot as well as the formation of mold. Mold causes allergies and other health issues. And if you don't deal with the problem soon enough, the mold can seep inside walls and cause even more damage.
4. Make Your Home More Secure
Modern windows made from tempered glass or polycarbonate are much stronger than conventional glass windows. If tempered glass is broken, it crumbles into small bits rather than breaking in large jagged pieces. Therefore, tempered windows are harder for intruders to break and safer if they’re accidentally broken. Additionally, polycarbonate windows, though not actual glass, are 10 times harder than traditional annealed glass.
5. Be More Comfortable
Modern windows can make your home more comfortable for you and your family. They can provide more natural light, as well as reduce noise from outdoors. Another perk about new windows is they often feature better UV protection than their old counterparts. Modern vinyl window frames also require less cleaning and repairs in comparison to old wood frames.
Since 2001, Modern Window of New York has proudly served customers in Buffalo, NY, and surrounding areas with window repair and installation service, including amazing custom-made windows. This family-owned company specializes in 100% American-made windows and provides a satisfaction guarantee for all their work. Visit their website or call (716) 873-8800 to learn more about all their products and services.