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The windows in your home are essential in allowing clear views of the outdoors. They also allow you to let air in when it is nice outside and keep the rain out when it rains, which is often in Hawaii. If you live in an old house and never replaced the windows, chances are your windows are old too. Because old windows come with a variety of problems, you should consider having replacement windows installed. There are several ways you can benefit from having new windows installed.
#1 Keeps the Cool Air In
Unlike the rest of the country, there are only two seasons in Hawaii, summer, and winter. Summer days are very warm, with an average temperature of 85 degrees. During the summer months, you rely greatly on your air conditioner to keep your home cool. Old windows tend to be drafty. They are designed with poor insulation and one pane of glass; therefore, the air-conditioned air can escape through the windows, making it difficult for your home to reach the desired temperature.
New windows are designed with excellent insulation and multiple panes of glass, which will prevent the cool air from escaping.
#2 Sound Proofing
Because the insulation on older windows is so poor, they don’t have much soundproofing. If you live on a busy road, you will be able to hear the traffic. If you live in a neighborhood where the homes are close together, your neighbors will be able to hear everything that goes on inside your home.
If you value the privacy and peace and quiet that should come with being inside, you will want to have replacement windows installed in your home. The upgraded insulation and multiple panes of glass will provide the soundproofing you need to keep your house quiet and give you more privacy.
#3 More Security
You are supposed to feel the safest in your own home. If you have old windows in your house, your home isn’t as secure as it could be. The locks on most older windows were designed poorly, and they aren’t very secure. When most thieves break into homes, they try to gain access through a window. If you have old windows, it will be easy for intruders to enter your home.
Replacement windows are designed with very secure locks. If an intruder tries to gain access through a locked window, it’s unlikely they’ll be successful. Therefore, installing New windows is a great way to keep your home and family safe.
#4 Less Maintenance
Old windows have wooden frames, which require regular maintenance. When the paint on the window frames starts to chip, it will create an eyesore. To resolve the problem, you will need to sand down the window frames and repaint them. This can be very time-consuming, and you will need to do it every couple of years.
Replacement windows are made of vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum. These materials don’t need to be painted; therefore, you don’t need to worry about paint chipping. They require very little maintenance, which will save you a lot of time.
#5 Easy To Clean
If you are going to have clear views from the windows in your home, you need to wash your windows regularly. This is not a problem when you wash the interior window because you can do it from inside the house. However, washing the outdoor windowpane can be dangerous. You will need to stand on a ladder to reach the windows, and if you have a second floor in your home, washing the windows can be even more dangerous. It takes just one misstep for you to fall off the ladder, which can cause very serious injuries.
Replacement windows are designed to make cleaning easier. After you clean the interior pane, you can flip the window in to clean the exterior pane while you are still indoors. This makes washing your windows safe and simple.
#6 Protects Your Home Furnishings
Old windows aren’t designed with UV protection. When the sun shines into the home, the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause the color on your drapes, carpets, furniture, and other home furnishings to fade. Over time, the fading will only worsen, and you will need to replace the faded items.
Replacement windows are designed with UV protection, which will protect everything the sun hits throughout the day.
#7 Improves Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Old windows can affect your home’s curb appeal. If the outer window frames are chipped and rotted, it can have a negative effect on the appearance of your home.
When you have new windows installed, they will breathe new life in the appearance of your home. There are plenty of styles and colors available, which will make it easy to find the right windows to fit with your home style.
#8 Increase the Value Of Your Home
Installing replacement windows can increase the value of your home. On average, you can add an extra $10,000 to the price of your home if you decide to sell. Also, when you add new windows to your listing details, more buyers will be interested in your home.
#9 Save On Energy Costs
As mentioned earlier, old windows tend to be drafty and can allow air-conditioned air to escape. This will cause your air conditioning system to work harder, which will increase your energy bills. If you have new windows installed, they will pay for themselves after the first few years in the money that you can save on your electric bill.
Why Choose Renewal By Andersen?
Renewal By Andersen is a family-owned business, and we have been in the window industry for over 35 years. Three generations in our family have been providing local homeowners and business owners with high-quality replacement windows for years.
We understand that windows that were installed in the ’90s often fail quickly, and we knew that something had to change. We offer unique Fibrex windows that have performed excellently on the mainland, so we brought them.
To schedule a free estimate for replacement windows or doors, give us a call today.