With summer right around the corner, it’s time for you to consider what upgrades your home needs. The warm weather brings you plenty of opportunities to hire an expert to tackle all of your projects so that you don’t have to worry about doing it.
One home improvement that can significantly transform the look of your home is upgrading your windows. Windows provide your home with a new, undeniably improved look, but they also do much more, making upgrading your windows and investment worth making this summer.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Higher utility bills can place a damper on summer festivities. Although you want to keep your house cool, your electric bill makes the summer heat feel agonizing. However, with new windows, you don’t have to worry about high electric bills. There are many types of windows available that help you keep your cool air in and prevent warm air from seeping inside your home. When you are upgrading your windows, consider the following options to improve your home’s energy efficiency:
• Choose a frame with a higher rate of thermal resistance
• Select your windows and glazing to enhance energy efficiency
• Mix and match windows based on location to improve energy efficiency
Of course, your climate, window’s position, and home’s design will affect your choices. It’s important that you leverage your professional window installer’s knowledge and expertise. Doing so will help you get your windows installed, but it will also ensure that you all installed the best windows in the right location to achieve maximum energy efficiency.
Enhanced Protection for the Home
There are over two million home burglaries reported in the United States each year. Unlocked and vulnerable windows provide thieves with easy access to your home. Most of the time, these burglaries happen during the summer months, which makes summer a great time to upgrade your home’s windows for safety reasons.
Newer windows include a lot of bells and whistles that manufacturers incorporate to ensure the windows discourage thieves from attempting to break into your home. Look for the following window features to enhance your home’s security:
Impact resistant windows—these windows prevent your glass from breaking when someone tries to force their way into your home.
Windows with locks—locks provide an additional barrier of security that works to reduce a thief’s temptation.
Double glazed window panes—the construction of these windows makes it hard for thieves to break the glass, which helps deter theft.
New Windows Require Less Maintenance
During the warmer months, you don’t want to be stuck in the house while everyone is outside enjoying themselves. No, you want to be outdoors, spending time with friends and family members while eating a freshly grilled hamburger. Well, once you install your new windows, then you will have a lot of extra time on your hands, allowing you to spend countless hours with loved ones. By upgrading your windows, you don’t have to worry about cleaning them for hours and weatherproofing them every few months.
Additionally, with newly upgraded windows, you don’t have to worry about making aftermarket adjustments to ensure your cool air remains inside, most new windows are already energy efficient.
When you are ready to upgrade your windows, contact your local professional window technician to start the process.
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