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If your San Antonio, TX home is old, there is a good chance that your windows are old as well. The windows in your home serve a few purposes. They allow you to see outside and allow natural light to come in. Also, your windows protect the interior of your home from hot and cold weather and the elements. Finally, your windows can be opened to allow fresh air into the home.
Because your windows serve so many purposes, you want them to be in tip-top condition. If your windows are old, there are a few reasons why you should consider a window replacement.
#1 Save On Energy Costs
Old windows don’t have the best insulation, and they tend to be drafty. When it is cold outside, the draft will cause your heating system to work overtime, which can cause a significant increase in your energy bills. New windows are designed with better insulation so that drafts won’t be an issue. Window replacement will keep your energy bills down, and you will see the difference right away.
#2 Your Home Will Be More Comfortable
If the windows in your home are old and drafty, your home won’t be as comfortable as it could be. If there is a chair or a bed near the window, you will feel the draft, making you less comfortable than you could be. Also, older windows have a single pane of glass, making the windows very cold on a chilly day.
A replacement of your window will keep the drafts out, making it comfortable to sit anywhere in the home, even in front of a window.
#3 Protect Your Home Furnishings
The sun’s UV rays are very powerful, and old windows don’t have UV protection. Any home furnishings that the sun hits, such as the drapes, carpeting, or furniture, can fade, which will affect the appearance of the interior of your home.
New windows are designed with a UV protective coating; therefore, a window replacement will protect everything inside your home. This can save you a fortune to replace things that have faded.
#4 Low Maintenance
Most old windows have wooden frames on the interior and exterior. Over time, the paint on the frames can chip. This would require you to sand and repaint the window frames, which can be very time-consuming.
New windows are made of fiberglass or PVC, which doesn’t need to be painted. After a replacement, the most maintenance your windows will need is a quick wipe down if the frame gets dusty or dirty.
#5 Easy To Clean
If you want clear views out the windows in your home, you need to wash the windows regularly. If you have old windows, cleaning the windows can be difficult and dangerous. It is simple to clean the inner pane because it can be done from inside the house. To clean the outer panes, you will need to use a ladder to reach the top of the windows. If you have a second story, it can be even more dangerous. It takes just one wrong step on the ladder to suffer a dangerous fall.
New windows are designed with easy cleaning in mind. After you wash the inner pane, you can fold the window in and clean the outer pane from inside the house. When you have a replacement of your windows performed, you can wash your windows safely and easily.
As mentioned above, the insulation in old windows is poor. Because of this, your windows won’t be very soundproof. If you live on a busy street, you will hear the traffic even when the windows are closed. If you live in a neighborhood where the homes are close together, your neighbors will be able to hear everything going on in your home, even when the windows are closed.
New windows are designed with excellent insulation. When you have a window replacement performed, you will have more peace and quiet in the home and more privacy.
#7 Clearer Views
Older windows can get tiny scratches, preventing you from getting a clear view out the window. Also, they tend to develop a yellow tint over time.
When you have a window replacement, you will have clear, sharp views out the windows.
#8 Improved Curb Appeal
Old windows can make your home look dated. Even if the paint or siding is perfect, the windows will affect your home’s curb appeal.
A window replacement will breathe new life into the exterior of your home and improve its appearance.
#9 No Need For Storm Windows
Many people with old windows install storm windows during the winter to keep the cold drafts out. While storm windows are effective, they can be a hassle. Every winter, you will need to install the storm windows and remove them in the spring. You will also need to find a place in your San Antonio, TX home to store the storm windows.
New windows are designed so that you don’t need to rely on storm windows to keep your home warm during the winter. When you have a replacement performed, you won’t need to deal with the hassle associated with storm windows.
#10 Increase the Value Of Your Home
A window replacement can increase the value of your San Antonio, TX home. If you decide to sell, you can increase the asking price if you have new windows installed. Also, when you add new windows to the listing, you will get more interested buyers. Today, many people are looking for turn-key homes that don’t require any work, and having a replacement of windows is a huge selling point.
Why Choose First Place Windows?
If you are considering a window replacement, don’t waste your time on a Google search for a window company near you. Instead, schedule an appointment with First Place Windows. We have been serving customers in the area for over 12 years and have an excellent reputation in the community.
We work with several window manufacturers, which will make it easy to find the best custom windows to suit the design of your home.
We offer free home estimates without the high-pressure sales tactics that you will get from many other window companies. We do more than window replacement. We also offer siding repair, patio cover installation, and sunroom installation.
To schedule an appointment for your free in-home estimate, give us at First Place Windows a call today.