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The widows in your Oahu, HI home are essential and serve multiple purposes. Your windows allow natural light to shine into your home, brightening it up. They also open to allow fresh air into the house, and they close to protect you from the elements and keep the heat and air-conditioned inside.
If your home is over 20 years old and the windows have never been replaced, it may be time to consider installing new replacement windows.
You may believe that your existing windows are good enough, you should consider the benefits of replacing the windows. When you understand how replacing your windows can benefit your home, family, and bank account, you might change your mind.
#1 Your Home Will Be More Comfortable
Older windows can often have poorly functioning glass and leaks that will allow the warm air inside and will allow the air-conditioned air to escape, making your home less comfortable on a hot day.
Replacement windows are designed with two or three panes and are sealed up tight, keeping your home comfortable all year long.
#2 Save Money On Your Energy Bills
As mentioned above, older windows allow warm air to come in and cool air to escape. This will cause your air conditioner to work harder than necessary to keep your home cool, which can increase your cooling costs.
Because replacement windows are tightly sealed, your air conditioner won’t have to work overtime, keeping your cooling costs down. The money you can save on your energy bills will pay for a portion of your new windows.
#3 Better Views and More Natural Light
Old window panes can develop a yellowish tint over time. Also, tiny scratches can develop on the panes. This will prevent you from getting the clearest view out the window possible and prevent natural light from coming into your home.
Installing new windows will solve both of these problems. The brand new window panes installed by a window expert will be clear, provide clearer views outside, and allow more natural light to shine into your home.
#4 Easy To Maintain
If you have old, wooden frame windows, you know how much maintenance they require. Over time, the paint can chip on the inner panes, window sills, and outer panes. When this happens, you will need to sand and repaint the frames to keep the interior and exterior of your home looking nice.
Replacement window frames are made of fiberglass and vinyl, and neither needs to be sanded or painted. If the inner window panes get dirty, all you will need to do is wipe down the frames with soap and warm water. If the outer panes get dirty, a quick spray with the garden hose should do the trick.
Installing new windows in your home will save you a lot of time and energy.
#5 Easy To Clean
The windows in your Oahu, HI home will get dirty over time and will need to be washed. Neglecting this chore will obstruct your view out the windows and will affect the appearance of your home.
Cleaning the interior panes is simple because you can wash them from inside the home. Cleaning the outer panes is a bit more complicated and dangerous. You will need to climb a ladder with the window cleaner and clothes in your hands. One misstep on the way up can result in serious injuries. When you are on the ladder and are focused on washing the windows, you could fall off the ladder. Washing the second-floor windows is even more dangerous.
Replacement windows are designed with easy cleaning in mind. When you are done washing the inner pane, the windows flip in to clean the outer panes from inside the house. This will save you the time and energy it takes to climb up and down the ladder, and you won’t be putting yourself at risk.
#6 Added Security
Old, wooden frame windows aren’t very durable, and the locks aren’t very secure. Also, they were designed with just one pane of glass. Many intruders gain access through the windows; therefore, your home will be at risk for a robbery. If the intruder cannot open the window to gain access, they can break the windowpane.
Replacement windows are designed with durable materials and secure locks. In addition, they are designed with two or three window panes, making them very difficult to break.
Installing new windows with secure locks and multiple panes in your Oahu, HI home will keep your home and family safe.
If you have old windows and live on a busy street or have noisy neighbors, you can hear everything happening outside, which can be frustrating and very distracting.
New windows are designed with two or three panes. In between the windows is a space filled with gas, which provides soundproofing.
Installing replacement windows in your home will prevent you from hearing the noise outside, and you can enjoy peace and quiet when you are in your home.
#8 Increase the Value Of Your Home
Many homebuyers today are looking for turnkey, energy-efficient homes. Installing replacement windows will increase the value of your home. If you decide to sell, you can increase the asking price by up to $7,000. In addition, including the new windows in the listing will bring in more interested buyers.
#9 UV Protection
Old windows weren’t designed with UV protection. When the sun shines into your home, it can cause the drapes, carpeting, furniture, and other home furnishings in the sun’s path to fade.
Replacement windows are designed with UV protection coating on the window panes, preventing the sun’s UV rays from fading your home furnishings.
Why Choose Renewal By Andersen Of Hawaii?
If you are thinking about installing replacement windows, contact Renewal By Andersen of Hawaii. We were awarded the right to use the Renewal By Anderson name, and our parent company has installed windows in over 300,000 homes.
We are from Hawaii and have found that the vinyl windows installed in the early ’90s often fail. Today, we offer Fibrex windows that have proven to withstand Hawaii’s warm and humid climate.
To schedule an appointment for a free in-home consultation, give us a call today.