Benefits of Replacement Windows and Doors

Insulation efficiency. Approximately half of all residential energy losses occur through windows and doors. Old windows are the worst culprits because they have low insulation efficiency and often allow drafts to enter the home. Fortunately, recent advancements in materials and design have made windows much more effective at keeping heat in during the winter and out during the summer. In fact, according to some sources, current windows are as much as four times more efficient than windows manufactured just 15 years ago. Doors that are poorly insulated can also allow energy to seep out of the house. Thus, installing replacement windows and doors can greatly reduce your energy bills.

Attractiveness of design. Replacement windows and doors are available in a variety of types, designs, and colors. And as some of a home's most prominent features, windows and doors can make a huge aesthetic impact once they're upgraded.

Maintenance. Old wood windows require regular maintenance, including painting, stripping, and caulking every couple of years to keep them looking good and performing well. Many homeowners who are fed up with maintenance headaches choose low-maintenance replacement windows.

Security. Some older windows and doors are easily forced and offer an easy target for potential intruders. The construction and design of many modern windows and doors provide a substantial deterrent.