Brrr… was that a crisp wind that just passed by? As the mornings get darker and colder, you may be starting to feel drafts coming from your old windows. This feeling means that it’s time to repair or replace any faulty windows. Making repairs or replacing your old windows can benefit your home in many ways.
5 Benefits to Getting More Efficient Windows
1. Better Energy Bills
Since there isn’t cold air coming into your home as much as before, your HVAC isn’t working harder to match the temperature you set on the thermostat. As a result, you will save on energy costs for heating and cooling.
2. A Quieter Home
When you upgrade to modern windows, you’ll have you can choose to install insulating frames and triple-pane glass to help mute out external noises. If your house is next to street traffic, neighbors with loud dogs, or a nightly cul-de-sac basketball game, you may be interested in getting sound-insulating windows in certain parts of the home.
3. Cleaning is Easier & More Affordable
However, many new windows are designed to fold inward to allow you to clean their interior and exterior panes while you are inside the home. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the first floor or the third: cleaning can be done in a snap and without hiring professional window cleaners to bring ladders and power washing equipment.
4. Better Performance
Installing new windows or repairing old ones will give you the rewarding benefit of better performance all around. Besides greater energy-efficiency, here are other perks that happen when you have better windows:
- Reduced condensation– When windows perform poorly, condensation can collect in your home’s interior panes. This can not only look bad, but it can make your home feel damp and uncomfortable. Higher performing windows will make your interior panes warmer, reducing the occurrence of condensation.
- Cooler Summers– High-performance windows will mitigate sun rays to prevent unwanted heat to accumulate in the home, but still allowing light to enter freely. You don’t have to keep the shades drawn in fear of running up your cooling bill! This reduced level of indoor radiation also means that carpets and furniture are less likely to fade over time.
- Better Security- Windows that work better and have more safety features are more resistant to break-ins. Also, it’s unsafe to have old windows that are painted shut. In the case of a fire where the door is obstructed, you can’t escape through a window that’s stuck shut.
5. Increases Home Value
If you like the idea of higher equity, then you’ll appreciate the fact that new windows on average give homeowners an ROI of 71-78%. This is one of the highest retained values from any home improvement investment you can make!
Learn More About Installing New Windows Today
At Noble Roofing, we recommend Provia Windows. Provia offers a wide variety of products that can suit different architectural needs, climates, and budgets.
We’re happy to serve Centreville and its surrounding cities in Northern Virginia. If you have any questions about installing windows or any other home improvement project, call us today at (703) 404-0505. From there, we can set up a free consultation to figure out what your home needs. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.