If a window is visibly broken, you’re sure to replace it right away. The need for replacement can be less obvious in some cases, however, and you may be putting off window upgrades that could greatly benefit your North Jersey home. Why replace windows? When you do, you’ll enjoy a more comfortable, efficient house. Learn more about all of the benefits of replacement windows with New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc.
1.) Better Energy Efficiency
Have you noticed drafts around your windows? Do you seem to turn up the thermostat day after day without really warming things up? If so, older or poorly installed windows could be to blame. As window frames age, they often expand, contract, or warp. These hard-to-see deformities create gaps that let air escape, making your home less comfortable and your HVAC system work harder.
By replacing your windows, you’ll reduce air leak and find it much easier to maintain a consistent temperature from the coldest New Jersey winters to the blazing heat of summer. That translates to lower utility bills all year long.
2.) A More Secure Home
Your doors aren’t the only component keeping your home safe. Windows that shut securely and lock tight help keep intruders away as well. If you’re not sure about the security of your current windows, ask yourself:
- Are the latches sticky or broken?
- Is it hard or impossible to open and close the windows?
- Do windows stick or catch in their tracks?
- Do windows slide or swing shut when they’re open?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to get new windows. While the most determined thieves can break a window and enter, many would-be home intruders will pass by homes with secure, inaccessible windows to strike easier targets. You’ll feel more secure at home and enjoy greater peace of mind each time you travel or go out.
3.) Easy Care and Cleaning
Once, you loved the look of wood windows. Now, you spend most of the spring dreading the paint job they’ll need in the summer. While wood windows are a popular choice, they can be difficult to maintain. Even if you avoid the rot, splintering, and swelling that water can cause, you’ll still need to repaint frequently to keep your home looking fresh.
Upgrading to effortless vinyl windows is a great alternative for homeowners seeking to reduce maintenance. Vinyl is built tough to resist water damage and the fading caused by the sun’s UV rays. There’s no need to repaint year after year, and they’re easy to keep clean – just spray the glass and frames with a hose or use a mild detergent as needed.
4.) A Fresh New Look
From unsightly damage to dated finishes, fading, and fogging, older windows can lose their original beauty over the years. If you’ve ever felt embarrassed about the state of your windows, replacing them is a great way to give your home a much-needed update. New windows refresh your home inside and out, adding beauty and functionality in equal measure.
If you’re planning to put your home on the market, new windows are especially important. Unattractive windows can make the difference between low offers and contingency clauses and a bidding war for your property.
Replace Your Windows Today
Why replace windows? With so many benefits, it easy to see how replacement windows from New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. will make you fall in love with your home all over again. To learn more about the windows we install and receive a free quote, contact us online today.