9 Reasons To Install Replacement Windows Today | Hawaii
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It is essential that you have good windows in your home. Not only are your windows the view to the outside world, but they also protect your home from the elements, and they keep the cool air inside on a hot summer day.
If you live in an older home, there is a good chance that the windows in the house are old as well. If so, you should consider installing replacement windows. There are several benefits of having your old windows removed and having them replaced with new windows.
#1 Clear Views Of the Outdoors
Over time, the window panes can develop tiny scratches due to normal wear and tear. Also, older windows tend to turn yellow, despite how often you clean them. Replacement windows will have brand new panes of glass, giving you a clear view of the outdoors.
#2 Energy Efficient
If you have older windows in your home, they probably aren’t energy efficient. When it is hot outside, and the air conditioning runs, the cool air will escape through the windows. This will cause your air conditioner to work harder, increasing your energy bill. Replacement windows are energy efficient, which will keep the cool air inside and your energy bills down.
#3 More Secure
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 3.7 million home break-ins are reported every year. In many cases, the intruder came into the house through the window. If you have older windows in your home, there is a good chance that the locks are secure, if they even work at all. This will put your home and family at risk.
If you install replacement windows in your home, the windows will be secure. If someone tries to gain access to your home through a window, the locks will be secure enough to keep them out.
If you want to keep your home and family safe, installing new windows will help.
#4 Lower Maintenance
Old windows require a great deal of maintenance. Most older windows have wooden frames. Over time, the paint can begin to chip, which will have a negative effect on both the inside and outside of the house. When the paint chips, you will need to have them sanded down and repainted. This can be very time-consuming.
Replacement windows are made of fiberglass and composite, which doesn’t need to be painted. The only maintenance these windows require is the occasional washing.
#5 Easy To Clean
If you want a clear view from your windows, you will need to regularly wash the indoor and outdoor panes. If you have older windows, this can be difficult. Washing the indoor pane is easy because you can do it inside the house. It is the outdoor panes that can be more challenging. To clean the panes on the outside of the house, you will need to climb a ladder. If you have a second story on your Hawaii house, washing the windows can be dangerous. It will take just one wrong step for you to fall, potentially suffering a serious injury.
Replacement windows are designed for easy cleaning. When you are done cleaning the indoor pane, you will flip the window frame, allowing you to clean the outdoor pane from inside the house. This makes washing the windows safer and easier.
#6 Adds Curb Appeal
Old windows look old. This can affect the overall appearance of your home’s exterior. If you have new windows installed, you can find the right window to fit your home’s style, which will improve the curb appeal. Installing new windows can change the whole look of your house for the better.
#7 Noise Cancellation
Older windows aren’t exactly soundproof. If you have old windows, you can hear everything that is going on outside. This can be a problem if you live on a busy street or if you have noisy neighbors. It isn’t just the outside noise that won’t be canceled. Old windows will allow people outside to hear what is going on inside the house. If you live in a neighborhood where the houses are close together, this can be a problem. Your neighbors will be able to hear everything going on in your house, and you will have very little privacy.
Replacement windows have noise-canceling features. This will keep you from hearing the noise outside, and it will prevent your neighbors from hearing what is going on inside. If privacy and peace and quiet are important to you, you should consider installing new windows.
#8 Fade Protection
The sun’s UV rays are very powerful. When the sun shines into your home, the UV rays can cause the drapes, furniture, carpeting, and other home furnishings can fade. If you have replacement windows installed, you won’t need to worry about this. New windows are made with glass designed to block the UV rays; therefore, your home furnishings will be protected.
#9 Prevent Water Damage
Anyone who lives in Hawaii knows how much rain falls during the rainy season. Between November and March, it is not uncommon for it to rain every day, and it is often heavy rain. If you have old windows in your home, they are prone to leaks and water damage during heavy rains. This can result in water damage, mold, and mildew.
New windows are designed to withstand the rain and other elements; therefore, your windows will be safe, even during the rainy season.
If you are considering replacing your old windows with new, more energy-efficient windows, Sunburst Windows is the company to call. We have been the go-to company in the islands for years. We have been in the window and door industry for over 35 years and have performed thousands of door, window, and siding jobs in the Seattle metro area before moving to the islands.
We make replacing your windows easy and stress-free because we offer free in-home consultations and estimates. You can also come to our showroom to see what we have to offer. If you have been considering replacing your old windows, give us at Sunburst Windows a call. We can help you find the right replacement windows to fit the style of your home. To schedule your appointment, give us a call today.