There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, high-performance window no matter what the season. In the fall, a great window provides a picturesque view of the autumn splendor as you gaze out to a world of crisp reds, golds, and yellows. In the spring, an open window lets the fresh breeze of a new season clear out your own.
But during the winter and summer, windows are much more than just a breath of fresh air or a vista to the world outside as they help to maintain the temperature inside of a home. And a quality window performs all of these important tasks while offering extra security and keeping your energy costs down. That’s why it’s so important to replace your windows as soon as their performance begins to be compromised.
At Window World, we provide Minnesota homeowners with high-performance windows that save them money and add to the value of a home. Look for these signs your windows need to be replaced and then give us a call to order new windows for your Twin Cities home.
Time for New Windows
Like everything else in your home, your windows will begin to gradually wear down over time. When well maintained, a good window can be expected to last for a few decades. But eventually, even the best windows will begin to experience normal wear and tear that can impact their effectiveness.
The good news is that innovations in exterior remodeling manufacturing mean that today’s windows are longer-lasting and more durable than ever. You can also choose from a wider range of colors and styles than were available a couple of decades ago.
Are your windows ready for an upgrade? Here are a few signs to watch out for:
1. You’re getting ready to list your home.
With the booming housing market, now is a great time to sell your home if you’ve been looking to upgrade. If you’re thinking of listing your home for sale, one of the most cost-effective ways to invest in a more marketable home is with a new set of windows. Unlike many other home improvements, new windows are a solid selling point that doesn’t require a lengthy remodeling period. In fact, most window remodels can be completed in an afternoon.
2. Your curb appeal could use a little boost.
You don’t have to completely remodel your roof and siding to update your exterior curb appeal. Simply replacing your front entry door and the adjacent windows can completely transform the look of your home. Add new transom windows or sidelites to turn your front door into the grand entrance your home deserves.
3. You’re worried about break-ins.
Most burglars don’t want to risk getting caught when they’re breaking into homes. Instead, they’re looking for an easy ticket to some fast cash. And one of the best ways to get in and out of a house easily is with a flimsy, outdated window.
Many older windows don’t offer the level of protection that today’s modern windows can provide. Standard windows with single-strength glass are more susceptible to breakage and have no breakage warranty.
Window World windows have double-strength glass and are much thicker than standard windows. We also offer a limited glass breakage warranty.
4. Your windows are drafty.
Gazing out the window at an enchanted winter snow can be magical, especially with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. But drafty windows make sitting anywhere near them miserable in the winter months.
In the summer, they’re just as bad, letting in heat that raises the temperature throughout your home. If your windows are doing very little to limit the flow of heat from inside to outside of your home, it’s time to replace them with more energy-efficient options.
Compared to the minimal weatherstripping of standard vinyl windows, Window World windows have 22 layers of weatherstripping. With welded precision fitted corners and other details, the temperature inside your home stays exactly where it should be.
5. Your windows are in rough shape.
Maybe your windows have been painted shut or nailed shut for a couple of decades. Or perhaps the weatherstripping is in bad shape and the paint is peeling. If your windows are in poor condition, there’s a good chance they’re also inefficient and pose a security risk for your home.
6. Your electric bill is too high.
Energy costs seem to get higher all the time, and most of us are already taking every measure to keep them down as much as possible. But if you’re seeing outsized energy bills despite adjusting your thermostat and turning down lights, your windows might be part of the problem.
When you replace all of your old, outdated windows with modern, efficient models you’ll notice lower energy costs right away. Better window insulation will also help your HVAC system to run more efficiently. And of course, they’re better for the environment. To learn more about energy-saving windows, ask our window installers about more efficient replacement windows for your Twin Cities home.
Call to Schedule Twin Cities Window Installation
If you’re ready to update your windows, start by getting inspired with window design ideas and then call us at 651.770.5570. Or to get your free window quote, contact us online today.
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