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If your home is relatively old; there is a good chance that the windows are old as well. Unfortunately, old windows can be troublesome. If your windows have never been replaced, you should consider installing new windows. There are several reasons why you should invest in replacement windows.
#1 Clear Views
Regardless of how careful you are with your windows, the glass will get scratches that can impede your view out the window over time. Even tiny scratches can have a negative effect. Also, it isn’t uncommon for old windows to develop a yellow tint, affecting your view out the window.
When you have new windows installed, they will be clear and free of scratches, providing a clear view.
#2 Protect Your Home Furnishings
The sun’s UV rays are very powerful. If you have old windows and the sun shines into your home, the UV rays can cause the color on your drapes, carpets, furniture, and other home furnishings to fade.
New windows are designed with a UV protector, which will prevent 98 percent of the UV rays from passing through the windows. If you have windows installed, you can prevent your home furnishings from fading.
#3 Added Security
According to the Bureau of Justice, there are around 3.7 million home break-ins reported every year. Of these break-ins, 23 percent of the intruders gained access to the homes through the window. If the windows in your home are old, your family is at risk. The locks on old windows weren’t designed to be too secure. If you have old windows, there is a chance that the locks aren’t secure enough to keep intruders out, if they work at all.
The locks on windows are designed to be much stronger and much more secure. If you have windows installed in your home, your home and family will be safe and secure.
Old windows require a great deal of maintenance. Most old window frames are made of wood, and they need to be painted. Over time, the paint can start to chip, having a negative effect on the appearance of the interior and exterior of your home. When the paint begins to chip, you will need to sand down the frames and repaint them. This can be very time-consuming.
The frames of windows are made of fiberglass and composite that doesn’t need to be painted. If you have new windows installed in your Oahu, HI home, you won’t need to worry about sanding or repainting the window frames. This will save you a lot of time and money over the years.
#5 Easy Cleaning
Over time, dirt, dust, and debris can build up on the indoor window pane and the outdoor window pane. This would require you to wash the windows regularly. If you have old windows, washing them can be challenging. It is easy to wash the interior pane because you can do it while inside the home. Cleaning the exterior pane is much more difficult. You will need to climb a ladder to reach the windows. If you have a second-story on your home, washing the windows can be dangerous. If you make one wrong step, it can result in a nasty fall, resulting in serious injuries.
New windows are different. The windows fold in, allowing you to clean the exterior pane from inside your home. Installing new windows will make washing the windows much easier and safer.
#6 Lower Your Cooling Costs
Summer days in Oahu, HI, can be very warm. It is not uncommon for the temperature outside to reach 85 degrees during the day and 73 degrees at night. To keep their home cool and comfortable, most homeowners rely on their air conditioners all summer long.
Old windows don’t have very good insulation. If you have old windows, it is not uncommon for a lot of the cold air to escape from the drafty windows. When this happens, your air conditioner will need to work harder for your home to reach the desired temperature, which will increase your cooling costs.
Most new windows are designed with two or three window panes and effective insulation. According to ENERGY STAR, windows with multiple panes can save up to 31 percent on your cooling costs. If you have windows installed, they will pay for themselves after the first few years in the money you will save on your energy bills.
#7 Increase the Value Of Your Home
There are many home improvements that can increase the value of your home, and window replacement is listed as one of the top 10. If you were to spend $15,000 on your replacement windows, the value of your home would increase by $11,000, which is a return of 74 percent on your investment.
If you decide to sell your home, mentioning windows in the listing will bring in more potential buyers.
#8 Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
If you have old windows in your home and the outdoor frames are in disrepair, it can have a negative effect on your home’s curb appeal. Installing windows is a great way to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior. Windows come in a variety of colors and styles, making it easy to find windows that will fit with the style of your home. If you have new windows installed, it can give the exterior of your home a makeover.
Why Choose Renewal By Andersen Of Hawaii?
If you are considering installing new windows in your home, contract Renewal By Andersen Of Hawaii. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers in Hawaii for three generations. We understand that Hawaii’s hot climate can do a number on your windows. During the ’90s, we found that the vinyl windows installed in many Oahu homes were failing much sooner than they should have. This was when we started using a unique material called Fibrex, which can withstand Hawaii’s hot climate. Our current owners have over 35 years of experience in the window industry, which will give you peace of mind that we have superior window expertise.
To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today.