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.