5 Great Reasons to Invest in Replacement Windows | Hawaii
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Got a home or business on The Big Island, Maui, Oahu, or in Honolulu? Sunburst Windows’s got you covered. The Sunburst Windows name has been around for over a century. The company’s installed more than two million windows in over three million homes. The Hawaii locations can bring that expertise and reputation for craftsmanship home to you, too.
Windows can be a big expense, so you want to make sure your home is in good hands. But why replace your windows? Over time, and especially when exposed to sea air in places like Hawaii, the wear and tear of the elements can leave your windows lacking. Replacement windows can keep mold and mildew out, add visual appeal, and let you ditch storm windows (and stand up better to tropical storms). And in the long run, can actually save you money. They add value to your house and keep you living comfortably.
1. Replacement Windows Can Save Money
A study in 2007 found that new windows reduce annual heating and cooling costs by over 20%. Reports from Remodeling.com show that replacement windows can lead to a 70-75% return on investment.
Energy bills and adding value aside, replacement windows also keep preventative maintenance down. The more you’re sealing leaky windows yourself, the more they’re going to keep degrading. And that means more out of your pocket more often. Window leaks can also lead to more extensive repair costs if the surrounding wood or vinyl ends up cracked or rotting.
If you’ve got an older home, new replacement windows can be even better than the originals. A lot of technology goes into windows, and experts at Sunburst Windows can help you pick exactly what your home needs.
Replacement windows can also mean added security. Better security may cut your insurance premiums, aside from letting you rest easier.
2. Stopping Mold and Mildew
Installing new, quality windows helps keep your home free of mold and mildew. This keeps you and your family healthy and prevents more extensive problems like dry rot.
Mold and mildew are caused by constant exposure to moisture, and Hawaii’s surrounded by ocean. If you have older, inefficient windows, this can be a big problem. Your windows are your first line of defense. Your home deserves the best protection it can get.
According to Homeguide.com, the average cost of mold removal is $15-31 per square foot. That adds up, and without replacing your windows? That’s a cost that’s going to keep coming up. Replacing your windows can keep that from happening.Mold and mildew can present a variety of health risks too, and if you’ve already got allergy or lung problems? It can easily make them worse. Children and the elderly are the most at risk, and it pays to keep you and your loved ones safe.
3. Replacement Windows Add Curb Appeal
You budgeted and saved for your home. Want to add some extra value? Replacement windows give consistently high return on investment. But they can also turn your house into a beautiful home.
Do you need double hung or casement windows? What about a fresh set of French doors? Have you thought about replacing your front door to let more light in, or need new patio doors? Not sure exactly what you need?
Sunburst Windows isn’t just about getting the job done. They can help with picking out the perfect windows and doors for your home in Hawaii.
A new fiberglass entry door or windows with architectural detailing can go a long way toward giving your home extra “wow factor.”
4. New Windows Stand Up to Storms
Windows aren’t just for letting light in. They keep the weather outside where it belongs.
In somewhere like Hawaii that does get tropical storms, that’s an important part of keeping your home safe and dry. Sometimes, we end up having to replace our windows. Trust that to professionals and it cuts down on the chances of having to replace them again. Working with pros also means they warranty the work, and Sunburst Windows is no different. They have one of the strongest warranties available for your new windows and doors.
That can give you some extra peace of mind and keep you from having to pay extra repair and replacement costs down the road. They’ll also seal better and sit better, keeping water from leaking through the windows or behind your walls. It’s not all about the storm. The water that gets in can stay in. Water that stays in can lead to rot, mold and mildew. Sea salt exposure also does a number on your windows over time. They can end up weaker and structurally compromised. That means more headaches for you as they get older. Replacing your windows before that happens helps keep you and your family safe. And keeps your house just as happy and healthy.
5. No More Storm Windows
And speaking of storms: specially designed windows can also save some elbow grease. Newer, stronger windows can keep you from having to break out separate storm windows. If you’ve got a multi-level home, this can save a lot of time and energy. And keep you from having to pull out a ladder and your storm windows every year.
Let’s face it, that also cuts down on physical wear and tear for you, or paying someone else to do it. Why not trust it to the pros and save at least a headache or a weekend? That’s more time with your family, and the added sense of security replacement windows can provide.
Your house is your safe haven. Take care of it like you would your family, and it’ll be there for you through all the storms of life. It’s not all about the value or the weather. It’s about having windows you can count on. Replacement windows from Sunburst Windows is a solid step in the right direction for keeping your home dry, safe, and secure.