8 Reasons To Consider Replacement Windows As Your Home Ages | Hawaii
The windows in your Hawaii home serve a few purposes. The windows give you clear views outside and let natural light into your home. Also, you can open the windows to allow fresh air to come in and close the windows to keep out the cold and rain.
The average lifespan of windows is 15 to 30 years. However, if your windows are ten years old, you may want to consider having them replaced. Newer windows have features older windows don’t have that are very beneficial.
If you aren’t sure if installing replacement windows is worth the time and cost, you should understand the benefits of replacing the windows.
#1 Prevents Drafts
Old windows tend to be drafty, affecting your family’s comfort and your energy bills. When it’s hot outside, drafty windows will allow the hot air to leak into the home, and your air conditioner will have to work overtime to keep the house cool.
Replacement windows have better insulation and two or three window panes, providing a consistent temperature throughout your home.
Most old window panes are made of wood and are painted. Over time, the paint on the interior or exterior frame can chip and must be sanded and repainted to keep your home looking great. This can be a time-consuming project and must be done every few years. Fortunately, windows require little maintenance. The frames are made of aluminum, vinyl, and fiberglass and don’t need to be painted. You will only need to keep the window frames clean, using soapy water on the interior frame and a garden hose for the exterior frame, which is much less time-consuming.
#3 Easier to Wash
To have clear views out the windows, you’ll need to wash them regularly. If you have older windows in your home, washing the windows can be challenging and dangerous. You can clean the interior panes from the inside, but cleaning the exterior frame isn’t as easy. You’ll need to climb a ladder with the window cleaner and paper towels to reach the top of the first-story windows and the whole window on the second floor. One misstep while climbing up and down the ladder can cause you to fall, resulting in serious injuries.
Replacement windows were designed with easy cleaning in mind. After cleaning the interior window pane, you can fold the window in, allowing you to clean the exterior pane while you’re indoors, making it safer and easier to wash the windows in your Hawaii home.
Older windows don’t block sound, which can be frustrating if you live on a busy street or in a neighborhood where the houses are close together. Old windows allow the outside noises to be heard inside, which can be distracting. In addition, your neighbors will be able to hear everything that happens in your home, and you’ll have very little privacy.
Replacement windows have multiple panes of glass and excellent insulation, providing additional soundproofing. When the windows are installed, you can enjoy privacy and peace, and quiet in your home.
#5 Protect Your Home Furnishings
The sun’s UV rays are very powerful and can cause the colors of your drapes, floors, carpets, and other home furnishings to fade. If you’re tired of replacing faded items in your home, you should have new windows installed.
Replacement windows are designed with a UV coating on the window panes, preventing the UV rays from coming, and you won’t have to worry about the colors of your home furnishings fading.
#6 Added Security
If the windows in your home are old, chances are the locks aren’t as secure as they should be, if they still function at all. According to law enforcement, most intruders enter homes through windows, and if the locks aren’t secure or don’t work, it will be easy for intruders to get inside.
Fortunately, most new windows are designed with strong, secure locks, ensuring the safety of your home and family.
#7 Prevent Water and Moisture
Hawaii is a humid climate, and it rains often. If your windows are old, the humidity and rain can cause mold, mildew, and water damage.
Replacement windows are designed to keep water from leaking and humidity from causing issues with the windows that can be challenging and expensive to repair.
#8 Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Like most homeowners, you want your home to be the nicest on the block. Old windows can negatively affect your home’s appearance, even if the siding and trim look great.
New windows can significantly improve your home’s curb appeal and require very little maintenance to keep your home looking great.
Why Choose Sunburst Windows?
If you’re ready to replace the windows in your home, call Sunburst Windows. We have been providing customers with replacement windows, patio doors, and custom shutters since the ‘70s.
We offer free in-home consultations, and our highly skilled and experienced staff can help you choose the best window system for your home. Unlike many other window companies, we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. After the consultation, the ball is in your court, and we can start the job immediately. If you need time, we’ll wait until you’re ready, and we won’t keep calling you to schedule the appointment.
When your replacement windows are installed, we can install custom window shutters in any color or shape that will fit your windows perfectly.
When working with Sunburst Windows, you can be sure you’re getting factory direct prices, which is a promise many window companies in the area can make.
Unlike many other window companies, we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. We can start the project as soon as you like, or we’ll wait until you’re ready, and we won’t call you every week or every day to get you to schedule the work. Working with us means the ball is in your court.
We have financing options available if you want replacement windows installed but don’t have the money to pay for the project.
To schedule an appointment for a free in-home consultation, give Sunburst Windows a call today.