Six Benefits of Residential Window Replacements
If you’re thinking of investing in your home, it can be hard to know which home improvements will pay off the most. Fortunately, you don’t have to dump tens of thousands of dollars into your home to get a decent return on investment. One of the fastest, most cost-effective ways to improve your home is to invest in replacement windows.
In this post from Powers Premier Contracting, we’re breaking down some of the top benefits of residential window replacements. Give us a call to find out about window replacement solutions for your Minnesota home.
1. Protect Your Home
One of the best things you can do for your family is to create a safer home. And for potential buyers, having an extra level of protection is a big draw.
Especially in older homes, windows can represent points of vulnerability. Most burglars are looking for quick, easy access so they can get in and get out with as little trouble as possible. One solution that’s common in older homes is to paint or nail the windows shut, which helps keep burglars out but creates a serious fire hazard for the home’s occupants.
Thankfully, window technology has come a long way over the years. Today’s windows are more secure than ever before with secure locks and frames, high-performance glass, and improved hardware. If you’ve got older windows on your home, talk to our replacement window contractors about more secure replacement windows.
2. Make Cleaning Easier Than Ever
Older wood frames can be difficult to keep clean. That’s because the wood will eventually deteriorate as time goes by, especially if the window isn’t secure and leaks.
When this occurs, rain and condensation can seep into the window and cause the wood to rot or even lead to mold growth, creating a potential health hazard. Unlike older windows, modern high-performance vinyl windows are easy to keep clean and won’t fade or warp as time goes by.
3. Reduce Energy Costs
Have you ever sat down next to your window on a cold winter night and had to practically bundle up due to the cold chill? This means your windows are not providing adequate insulation for your home. Not only can these thin, poorly insulated windows affect the comfort levels of your home, but they are also impacting your monthly energy costs. And it’s not just the glass that’s costing you. The window frame itself can also allow outside air to seep into your home.
If you’re spending more than you should on heating and cooling your home, window replacements are an investment you can’t afford to put off. With multi-pane glass, insulating argon, and sun-blocking Low-E protection, your new windows will eventually pay for themselves over time.
4. Protect Your Belongings
Protect your belongings and extend the life of your home’s interior decor when you install replacement windows. When you move your sofa, the last thing you want to see is a neat little tracing of your couch on the floor due to solar bleaching.
Unfortunately, the sun’s intense UV rays can bleach all of the furnishings and interior decorations inside your home if you don’t have UV-protective windows. Not only can the sun damage your furniture and flooring by causing it to fade and discolor, but it can also cause some materials to deteriorate over time. With protective glass, you’ll extend the lifespan of your home furnishings and decor.
5. Upgrade Curb Appeal
It should come as no surprise that shabby older windows can detract from the look of your home. But you may find it surprising just how much you can transform the look of your home with new windows from Powers Premier even if your current windows are adequate and functional. You may also be surprised to learn that windows are one of the most highly customizable exterior remodeling features you can invest in as a homeowner.
Change the color scheme of your home with custom trim that makes a splash. Add bay or bow windows to completely change the look of your home or consider adding a window grill. With a new window design that better complements the architectural design of your home, you can instantly boost your curb appeal.
6. Enjoy Peace and Quiet
When your windows are too thin, you can hear every little sound from the street. If you live in a busy area of town, it can even be hard to get a decent night’s sleep. With newer, high-performance windows, you can enjoy let the chaos outside stay outside while you relax in your home.
Invest in Minnesota Window Installation Services
Are you ready to enjoy a more comfortable home that stands out as the best-looking house on the block? Contact our window installation services at Powers Premier Contracting to get started on your new window designs! Contact our contractors at 612-710-7283 or connect with us on the web to get your free window installation quote today. You’ll love what we can do for your home.