Replacing your old windows is one of the best investments you can make in your home. The project provides several benefits to your home, your exterior, your comfort level, and your energy bills. Here are five reasons that people choose new windows.
New windows will dramatically improve the look of your home’s exterior. You have a lot of options when it comes to complementing your existing exterior as well. New vinyl, aluminum, and wood frames come in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes so you can accentuate the existing style of your home’s exterior.
Lower Energy Bills
Your wallet will benefit from new windows, too. New double-pane windows have far better insulation than older single-pane ones. Depending on the number of windows replaced and the size of the house, Energy Star estimates that a typical homeowner will save $126 to $465 a year when replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star rated double panes.
Reduced Outdoor Noise
New windows and frames are designed to be airtight, so they vastly reduce the amount of outside noise pollution coming into your home. This is especially beneficial for residents that live near busy streets or in highly-populated neighborhoods.
A lot of old windows have rotted and warped over the years, making them difficult to open. New windows are designed to open easily for years to come. This makes it easier to ventilate your home, which the EPA recommends for curbing indoor air pollution—which often four times higher than the level outside.
Less Sun-Faded Furniture
New, high-quality windows also reflect the rays of the sun on multiple spectrums, including ultraviolet radiation. Unmitigated direct sunlight introduces extra heat to your home while fading anything in its path over time.
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When choosing between roof repair and replacement, consider the age of your roof, its repair history, and how long you plan to live under it. This will help you make a more informed decision as to whether to repair or replace your roof. To learn more about these factors, read below.
Age is one of the most important factors when deciding between roof repair and replacement. A roof’s lifespan will vary depending on the materials it’s made of, but if your roof was installed more than 20 years ago and you’re having problems with it, replacement is probably the more economical choice. Fortunately, roofing materials have come a long way over the decades. New roofs can last two or three times longer than their predecessors, especially if you choose an extremely durable roofing material like slate or metal.
The Extent and Frequency of Roofing Problems
If it seems like your roof needs repair every year or so, it may be time to replace. Constantly repairing a roof may cost you more than replacement. If leaks, rotting, and other problems are found in several areas across your roof plane, seriously consider replacement—much of your roof will have to be torn up anyway. On the other hand, if your roof performs well and needs service infrequently, repair should be your first option.
Your Future Plans
If you’re planning on staying in your home for the foreseeable future, replacement may be an attractive option. However, if you’re planning on moving out of your home in a few years anyway, repair may be a more cost-effective approach. In either case, you’ll want to consider how roof repair or replacement may affect the value of your home. Prospective homebuyers will be more attracted to a new roof because it’s bound to last longer.
A new roof installation is an important investment, so choose a company you can trust. Custom Exteriors gets 65% of its business as a direct result of referrals from satisfied customers. Check out our hundreds of testimonials and see for yourself. We also provide professional new window and door replacements and installations. Give us a call today at (888) 957-7800 and ask about our free in-home estimate.
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