If you have been debating replacing the windows in your home, you may want to take a moment to consider doing so this fall before winter arrives. While it may feel like summer has just come to an end, the harshness of winter will be upon us again before you know it, and when it does arrive, you will want to make sure that your home is prepared to protect you and your family from the elements. The fact is that aging windows will do little to keep the winter cold out, and may even let a draft into your home. So if you have been considering window replacement in Cleveland here are a few of the benefits doing so can provide you with this winter, as well as throughout the rest of the year.
It cannot be underestimated how greatly new windows can improve your home’s energy-efficiency. This is due to the fact that as windows age, they tend to lose their sealing, which can allow cold air to enter your home this winter. Furthermore, modern windows are built with superior energy-efficiency in mind and can insulate your house much better than your old windows. This is primarily due to the fact that new windows often have dual, if not triple, paned glass, which helps to maintain a consistent temperature inside your home. Having your windows replaced this fall could then save you up to 25% on your heating bills this winter.
The superior energy-efficiency of your replacement windows will also translate to superior comfort for you and your family. For many homeowners with old windows, drafts are a common concern during the wintertime that can make the cold months unbearable even when you are inside. New windows will help to control this problem. Furthermore, with the superior insulation of dual-paned windows, you will be less likely to feel the outside temperature seeping through your windows when standing or sitting next to them.
Safety and Security
An additional benefit of new windows is that they can increase the safety and security of your home. This is due to the fact that as your windows break down, they can become increasingly difficult to open and close. This can become problematic during an emergency as you may have trouble escaping through your aging windows. Alternatively, replacement windows will function with ease ensuring the safety of your home. In addition, modern windows are tested to prevent forced entry into your home, and often come with built-in locks. This allows these windows to help make your home a more secure, as well as a safer, place to live, which can help to improve your overall peace-of-mind.
Reduced Sound Transmission
An often-overlooked benefit of replacing the windows in your home is that they can help to greatly reduce the transmission of outside noises into your home. This means that you will no longer be bothered by noisy neighborhood kids, or your loud, rowdy neighbors. Furthermore, the noise transmission goes both ways, which means that noises within your home are less likely to be heard outside of your house. This can help to greatly increase the privacy of your home, as well as having the added benefit of allowing you to watch movies, and listen to music, as loudly as you want without having to worry about bothering your neighbors.
Replacement windows can provide many benefits to your home no matter when you decide to have them installed. However, having your windows replaced now can help to guarantee your comfort throughout the coming winter months. By replacing your windows this fall, you will be protected from the cold while saving money on your heating bills. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of having your windows replaced this fall, as well as to find out more about window replacement.
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