The many benefits of new windows
October 26, 2022
It’s easy to take your windows for granted. If they’re not smudged or overly drafty, you might not give them much thought. But if your windows are getting up there in age, they probably aren’t doing you any favors. New windows, on the other hand, have many benefits.
They can save you money.
New ENERGY STAR® windows are energy efficient, meaning you’ll save money on your utility bills. They keep cold air out during the winter and keep it in during the summer. This helps your furnace and air conditioning systems run better and last longer. Whether you choose wood, aluminum clad or vinyl windows, there are energy efficient options available.
They can help make you money.
Whenever you’re considering a home improvement project, you want to think about the end game: Will this investment pay off when it’s time to sell your home? With new windows, the answer is a resounding yes. According to the 2022 Cost vs. Value Report, new windows can return Minneapolis area homeowners 67 to 68% of the project cost upon resale. That’s because home buyers want to take advantage of the benefits of new windows and don’t want to think about having to replace old ones.
They make your home more beautiful.
Whether you’re looking to sell your home or not, curb appeal is important. Wood, clad, and vinyl windows are all available in a wide array of colors and styles that can make your home stand out in your neighborhood. Not only do windows make the exterior of your home look better, though, but also the interior. Overall, new windows simply improve the aesthetic appeal of your home.
They can keep you comfortable.
New windows can also improve the comfort of your home. When the temperature of your home is well regulated and there are no drafts blowing in, you’re going to be more comfortable. That’s exactly what new, properly installed windows do. The argon gas between panes of glass also prevents heat transfer and reduces penetration of UV rays.
They can keep you safe.
New windows have many safety and security benefits. Both tempered and laminated glass are less likely to shatter if the window is broken. They can also be opened quickly and safely in the case of an emergency. From a security standpoint, locks and sensors can help keep unwanted guests from entering your home, protecting both your loved ones and your property.
They can keep you healthy.
Think about all the dust and allergens that settle on curtains, shades and blinds. Not only is that difficult to clean away, but it’s also bad for your health. With between-the-glass blinds and shades, that’s one less thing to worry about.
They can reduce noise.
Noise pollution is not just annoying; it can also be detrimental to your health. New windows can lessen the amount of noise pollution that enters your home. Insulating frames and triple-pane glass go a long way toward making your home a more relaxing destination. It’s just another way new windows can improve your quality of life.
They can make your life simpler.
Low-maintenance windows mean less work and less stress for you. For example, features like between-the-glass blinds and sashes that tilt in make your windows easier to clean. If you choose vinyl or clad windows, you’ll never need to paint them. You can spend more time admiring your home and less time maintaining it.
Unlock these benefits with expert installation
Are you interested in new windows but don’t know where to start? You can start by contacting Keyprime. Our experts can help you pick the best choice of windows for your home. Then, we’ll professionally install them for you. That’s important because poor installation will cancel out many of the benefits detailed in this blog. Get the most out of your new windows by reaching out to us today.