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The windows in your San Antonio, TX home are one of the most important parts of its structure. Your windows allow clear views out the windows and allow natural light to shine into your home. Your windows also keep the cold and rain out and allow fresh air into your home.
If your home is 15 to 20 years old and you never had the windows replaced, you should consider installing replacement windows. If you aren’t sure whether new windows are worth the cost and the hassle associated with the installation process, you should consider the ways your home and family can benefit by replacing the windows.
#1 Keep Your Home More Comfortable
If you are like most people, your family’s comfort is very important to you. Although winter days in San Antonio, TX, are relatively mild, winter nights can be chilly. Summer days can get very hot, with the average temperature reaching 96 degrees.
Old windows were designed with poor insulation and can be drafty. Not only will your family be cold when sitting by the window, but the draft can cause the temperature in your home to drop. During the summer, old windows will allow the warm air from outside, inside the home.
Replacement windows are designed with excellent insulation, which will prevent cold drafts during the winter, and will keep the hot air out during the summer. When the windows are installed, your family will be more comfortable all year long.
#2 Reduce Your Energy Bills
Old windows can do more than make your family uncomfortable. They can also cause your energy bills to increase. When cold drafts come into your home during the winter, your heating system will need to work harder to keep your home cool, which can increase your heating costs. During the summer, your air conditioner will need to work harder, increasing your cooling costs.
New windows have excellent insulation; therefore, if you have replacement windows installed in your home, you can save money on your energy bills. Within a few years, the new windows will pay for themselves in the money you can save on your energy bills.
#3 Added Security
The locks on old windows weren’t designed to be very secure. If your window locks still work, they could still be opened even if they are locked. Because many intruders enter homes through the window, your home and family aren’t safe.
New windows are designed with strong, secure locks. If you have replacement windows installed in your home, you will have peace of mind that your home and family are safe.
#4 Easy To Clean
Dirty windows make it difficult to get clear views out your windows and make your home appear unclean; therefore, it is essential to clean your windows regularly.
If you have old windows in your home, washing the windows can be challenging. Cleaning the interior windows is easy because it can be done from inside the home. Cleaning the outer pane is a bit tricky. You will need to climb a ladder to reach the top of the windows, which can be dangerous. If your home has a second story, cleaning the outer panes is even more dangerous.
Replacement windows were designed with easy cleaning in mind. When you have finished cleaning the inner pane, you can flip the window in to clean the outer pane from the safety of your home. This will eliminate the risk of injury.
#5 Less Maintenance
The frames of many older windows are made of wood, which requires routine maintenance. When the paint on the indoor or outdoor frame starts to chip, you need to sand the frame and repaint it to keep the windows looking nice. This is a major project, especially if your home has many windows.
Replacement window frames are made of fiberglass or vinyl, which doesn’t need to be painted. The most maintenance new windows need is wiping down the window frame when they get dirty. Having new windows installed in your home will save you a lot of time and energy.
#6 Protect Your Home Furnishings
Older windows often have a single pane of glass with no UV protection. When the sun shines into your home, the UV rays can cause your drapes, carpeting, furniture, and other home furnishings to fade.
Replacement windows are designed with multiple panes of glass with a layer of UV protection. When you have new windows installed in your home, your home furnishings will be protected against fading.
#7 Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
If you are like most homeowners, you want your home to be the nicest on the block. Unfortunately, old windows can have a negative effect on your home’s curb appeal. If the outer frames are broken, decaying, or the paint is chipped, it will affect your home’s appearance, even if its vinyl siding is new or the paint is fresh.
When you have replacement windows installed, they will breathe new life into your San Antonio, TX home, improving the curb appeal.
#8 Increase the Value Of Your Home
Installing replacement windows will add value to your home. If you decide to sell your home, you can increase the asking price by $8,500. In addition, including new windows in the listing will bring in more interested buyers. Many people today are looking for turn-key homes that require no work, and new windows will get homebuyers’ attention.
Why Choose First Place Windows?
If you are thinking about having replacement windows installed in your home, contact First Place Windows. We have been serving customers in the area for over 12 years and are great at what we do.
We install several different lines of windows, and all of our windows are energy efficient. Our windows will keep your energy costs down while improving your home’s curb appeal.
We offer free in-home estimates, and unlike many other window companies, there will be no pressure.
To schedule an appointment for a free in-home estimate, give us at First Place Windows a call today.