Save Energy With New Windows
There are many benefits to replacing the windows on your home. One of the main reasons homeowners opt for window replacement is to save energy. Advances in window technology include energy-efficient windows that are designed with double or triple-paned glass and high-quality sealants. These features will help keep cool air in during the summer and prevent warm air from escaping throughout the winter, therefore reducing a home’s energy consumption.
If you’ve been contemplating window replacement, you’ll be pleased to know that a proper window installation can also provide:
- Curb Appeal | Outdated windows can be unattractive. Installing modern windows can change the look of your home and boost its curb appeal.
- Safety | A lot of older windows become difficult to open and close over time. On the flip side, aging windows can also have a hard time staying open, and will often fall shut. Both instances are serious safety concerns you won’t have to worry about with new windows. Thanks to advances in technology and design, new windows can also make it much more difficult for intruders to break in.
- Noise Control | Live near a busy road or in a bustling neighborhood? New windows can improve your quality of life by providing better noise control. On the other hand, if you’re a musician or someone who makes a lot of noise, you’ll keep your neighbors happier.
- Natural Light | It’s amazing how much larger and cleaner your home can feel when you let the sunshine in. Adding large windows or new windows where there were none before can create a more comfortable interior by increasing the natural sunlight in your home.
What Your Windows Are Trying To Tell You
If your home could talk, renovation projects sure would be a lot easier. Even though your house can’t speak, it does communicate in its own way when something’s not right – especially your windows.
Outdated and inefficient windows give signs that they need to be replaced, including:
- Drafts and window panes that are cold to the touch in the winter. Any airflow coming from around your windows is a sign that they are providing poor insulation. During the winter, window panes should be considerably warmer than the temperature outside. Incredibly cold glass and/or window panes means too much cold air is entering the space between panes. Likewise, your window panes should not be overly hot to the touch during the summer months.
- Condensation or frost build-up on the glass.. Condensation or ice forming inside your window is one of the strongest indications that you need new windows. It’s a telltale sign that your windows’ seals have failed and moisture is getting in, which can lead to mold growth and structural damage.
- Trim rotting and cracking.. Decaying window frames are another obvious sign you need to replace your windows. As your windows age, their seams fail and allow moisture to get in. Your window frames can warp, rot, and crack, and may cause serious damage to your home if not addressed in a timely manner.
- Functional issues.. Windows that stick or are otherwise hard to open and close should be replaced; they could be warped or have issues with the tracks. Opening your windows should be easy, not a workout.
Quality Window Installation Services
Window installation is a lot more involved than fitting a standard-size window into a matching hole in the wall. It’s a matter of expertly fitting a window that’s customized to your home’s exact specifications. Don’t settle for less. Our experienced craftsmen can provide the care, respect, and attention to detail that the job requires.
Whether you’re trying to improve your home’s energy efficiency or just upgrade its exterior, window replacement is a great renovation project that will pay for itself over time. Get the job done right the first time by calling Midwest Exteriors MN today! Our customer reviews are a strong testament to our commitment to quality services and exceptional customer service. Working on a much larger project? We also provide roofing, siding, and gutter installation.