As a homeowner, every part of your house is important to consider. But few are so noticeable as the windows. Clean and up-to-date windows are a big part of your home’s aesthetic, and can do a lot to improve its curb appeal. However, looks aren’t the only reason you might consider replacing your windows. Old or damaged windows also have a big impact on heating and cooling. To help combat high energy prices this winter, you might consider looking into new windows from our experts at Berg Home Improvements.
While minor issues like weatherstripping can often be repaired, there are a number of reasons that it could be worth investing in new windows for your home.
Windows are one of the first parts of the house that people see. When they’re outdated, they can bring the rest of your home’s exterior with it. In contrast, a new window can really upgrade your home’s looks and make it the best on the block.
You’ll also want to consider replacing dated windows as you take on other projects, like roofing or siding. Leaving particularly old windows intact alongside new renovations can make them look even older, and even out of place.
Over time the seal on your windows can become compromised. If you feel a chill near the windows, it means that cold air is seeping into your house. Similarly, you might see condensation seeping in between the panes. Moisture is an especially difficult issue as it can lead to rot and mold inside your window, and you should have the faulty window replaced or repaired as soon as possible.
If your windows aren’t opening and closing properly, it can sometimes be a sign of problems with the frame. Cracks, warping and other structural issues in a window mean that it’s time for a replacement from one of our experts at Berg Home Improvements.
Having up-to-date windows makes a bigger difference than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat transfer through windows is responsible for as much as 25-30% of the energy used to heat and cool homes.
Energy efficiency isn’t always about fixing a broken window, as technology has improved over time. ENERGY STAR, a government-backed program, reports that “replacing old windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows lowers household energy bills by an average of 12 percent nationwide.” Given that a well-installed window might last you for over 20 years, that 12 percent can add up!
No matter the reason your windows are in need of an update, they’re often a worthwhile investment to replace. If new windows are in your future, you’ll need an effective contractor to get the job done right. As a family-owned business of over 50 years, we understand the importance of great service. To inquire about an estimate or discuss your upcoming projects, reach out today!
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