Why Replace Your Windows?
Insulation efficiency. Nearly half of all residential energy losses occur through windows and doors. Old windows are the worst culprits because they lack insulating properties and allow drafts to enter the home. Fortunately, recent advancements in materials and design have made windows much more effective at keeping the heat in during the winter and out during the summer. According to some sources, current windows are up to four times more efficient than windows manufactured just 15 years ago. Thus, installing replacement windows can greatly reduce your energy bills as wells as make your home a more comfortable place to be.
Maintenance. To keep them looking good and performing well, old wood windows require regular maintenance, including painting, stripping, and caulking every couple of years. Many homeowners who are fed up with maintenance headaches choose to buy lower-maintenance replacement windows.
Security. Some older windows are readily forced and offer an easy target for potential intruders. However, the construction and design of many modern windows provide a substantial deterrent and greater safety.