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Do you live in an older home, and the windows have never been replaced? Are your windows over 20 years old? If so, it may be time to start thinking about installing new home windows.
The windows in your San Antonio, TX home serve many purposes. First, they allow natural light to shine in and provide clear views outside. In addition, the windows open to allow fresh air in your home, and they close to protect your home and family from the elements.
If your windows are old, they cannot do their job correctly; therefore, it may be time to replace them.
If you aren’t sure if new windows for your home are worth the time and investment, you should consider the way your home and family can benefit by having them replaced.
#1 Keep Your Energy Bills Down
As your windows get older, the frame can begin to warp, and the glass won’t fit properly, causing the cold air during the winter and the warm air during the summer to leak into your San Antonio, TX home. This will cause your HVAC system to work harder, which will cause your energy bills to increase.
In addition, when your HVAC system works overtime, it can put excess strain on the system, reducing its maximum lifespan.
New home windows have sturdy frames, preventing leaks. In addition, new windows have two or three panes of glass, with an insulating gas between the panes, which will also prevent leaks, keeping your energy bills down.
#2 Keep Your Home Comfortable
Does your family avoid sitting near the window on a very hot or cold day? If so, installing new home windows will help. New windows don’t leak; therefore, your home will be more comfortable, including the areas around the windows.
#3 Easy To Wash
If you are going to get clear views from your windows all year long, you need to wash them regularly. Unfortunately, it can be dangerous and time-consuming to wash old windows.
Washing the interior pane is simple because it can be done in the safety of your home. However, cleaning the outer pane isn’t as easy. You will need to climb a ladder to reach the top of the first-floor windows and the second-floor windows with window cleaner and paper towels in your hand. If you make one misstep while climbing the ladder or while washing the windows, you can fall, becoming seriously injured. In addition, you will have to climb down the ladder, move it to the next window and climb it again. Doing this repeatedly with every window in your home can take a long time.
New home windows were designed with easy cleaning in mind. When you finish washing the interior pane, the window folds in to clean the outer pane from inside the house, and you won’t need to use a ladder.
One of the best things about new home windows is that they don’t require much maintenance. Many older windows were designed with wooden frames. Over time, the paint can start to chip on the interior or exterior pane, which will require you to sand and repaint the frames every few years.
New window frames are made of fiberglass or PVC and don’t need to be painted; therefore, you don’t have to worry about routine maintenance.
If the interior pane gets dirty, wiping the frame with soap and warm water will solve the problem. If the exterior pane is dirty, you can use your garden hose to clean the dirt and debris from the frame.
Old windows don’t have much insulation; therefore, if you live on a busy street or in a neighborhood where the homes are located close together, the outside noise can be very distracting when you try to relax in your home. In addition, anyone outside can hear what is going on inside your house.
New home windows have excellent insulation and have two or three panes of glass, with insulating gas filling the spaces, which will soundproof your home. Installing new windows will block out the noise outside, and you will have more privacy.
#7 Prevent Fading
When the sun shines into your home, the harmful UV rays can cause your floors, carpets, furniture, window treatments, and any other home furnishings the sun hits to fade. When this happens, you will need to replace anything that has faded, which can be costly.
New home windows are designed with a UV filter. The sun will still shine into your home; however, the UV rays will be filtered, preventing fading.
#8 Increase the Value of Your Home
Installing new home windows will increase the value of your San Antonio, TX home. For example, if you spend $10,000 on new windows, the value of your home will increase by up to $8,500, which is an 85 percent return on your investment. In addition, if you decide to sell your home, you can increase the asking price by up to $8,500.
Many homebuyers today are looking for energy-efficient, turnkey homes, and new home windows check off both boxes, attracting more interested buyers.
Why Choose First Place Windows?
If you are thinking about replacing your windows, call First Place Windows. We are a full-service window company serving customers in the area for over 12 years. We are more than a window company and also install patio covers, sunrooms, and siding.
Over the last 12 years, we have served thousands of satisfied customers and have earned an excellent reputation in the community. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a 5-star rating on Yelp, and a 5-star rating on Google.
When you work with us, you don’t have to worry about high-pressure sales tactics many other window companies use. After your free in-home estimate, the ball is in your court, and we will proceed as slowly or as quickly as you like without any unnecessary pressure.
We offer several different lines from different window manufacturers, making it easy to find the perfect windows for your home.
To schedule an appointment for a free in-home estimate, give us at First Place Windows a call today.