Benefits Of Installing New Windows In Your Home | Hawaii
The windows in your house provide clear views outside, protect your home from the elements, and open to allow fresh air inside. Windows typically last for 15 to 20 years, and when they reach their lifespan, the seals start to weaken, allowing drafts and water seepage into the home. Also, single-pane windows were standard 15 years ago and aren’t as energy efficient as modern windows.
You should consider installing new windows if yours are nearing the end of their lifespan. If you aren’t sure if it’s worth the time and cost, you should consider the benefits of replacing the existing windows in your Hawaii home with modern windows.
With energy costs rising today, you do whatever is necessary to save on your electric bills. One way to keep costs down is by installing new windows. As mentioned earlier, modern windows are more energy efficient. They have two or three panes of glass with insulated gas between each pane to keep the hot air outside and the air-conditioned air inside, saving 12 percent on your energy bills.
#2 Low Maintenance
Old windows require a significant amount of maintenance to keep them looking nice. Most old windows have wooden interior and exterior frames, and the paint will begin to chip over time. When this happens, the frames must be sanded and repainted, which is time-consuming.
New windows are made of PVC, fiberglass, vinyl, or aluminum, which don’t need to be painted. You only need to keep the frames clean by washing the interior frame with warm water and soap and cleaning the exterior frame with a garden hose.
If you’re tired of sanding and repainting your windows, replacing the windows in your Hawaii home will solve the problem.
#3 Easier to Wash
Keeping the window frames clean is necessary, and keeping the window panes clean is just as important. Washing old windows is a time-consuming project and can be dangerous. You can wash the interior panes from the safety of your house; however, the exterior panes must be washed outside, and you’ll need a ladder to reach the top of the first-floor windows and the second-floor windows. Climbing the ladder with window cleaner and paper towels can be dangerous, and one misstep can result in a dangerous fall. Also, moving the ladder from window to window makes washing the windows time-consuming.
New windows are much safer and easier to clean. The window frames fold in when you finish washing the interior frames, and you can wash the exterior frame while inside, which is safer and faster.
#4 Fade Protection
The sun’s UV rays are powerful and can cause your window treatments, floors, carpets, furniture, and other home furnishings to fade, affecting your house’s appearance. You can continue spending money to replace faded items or install new windows.
Modern windows are designed with a UV coating that allows natural light to flood the house but filters the UV rays that cause home furnishings to fade.
Old windows provide very little insulation and soundproofing, which can be problematic. The noise outside can be distracting if you live on a busy street. If you live in a neighborhood where the houses are located close together, you won’t have the privacy you crave, and your old windows will allow your neighbors to hear everything that happens in your house.
The best way to solve these problems is by replacing the windows. Modern windows have multiple panes of glass with an insulating gas between the panes, providing the soundproofing you desire. When the project is complete, you’ll have the privacy, peace, and quiet you crave.
#6 Improved Curb Appeal
If you’re like most homeowners, curb appeal is important to you. You want your house to be one of the nicest on the block, and your old windows will affect the curb appeal. The exterior frames can chip, warp and crack, affecting your home’s appearance.
Modern windows have durable frames that are impervious to weather and moisture and are easier to clean. Also, the frames come in various shapes and colors, allowing you to choose the best frames for your home’s style.
When your new windows are installed, your house will be one of the nicest on the street.
#7 Increase Your Home’s Value
Installing new windows is one of the easiest ways to increase your home’s value. If you spend $10,000 on windows, your home’s value will increase by $8,500, an 85 percent return on your investment.
If you decide to sell your house, you can increase the asking price after installing new windows. In addition, new windows will attract more interested buyers. Most homebuyers today are looking for energy-efficient, turnkey homes, and installing energy-efficient windows checks off both boxes. If you decide to sell your house and mention the windows in the listing, it will attract more interested buyers and sell your home faster.
Call Sunburst Windows Today
If you’re ready to replace your windows, look no further than Sunburst Windows. We’re a family-owned and operated window company with over 35 years of experience in the window industry, and we have been serving Hawaii homeowners for over six years.
Our window experts are highly trained and skilled and can handle all window projects, regardless of the size of your home.
We provide free estimates on replacement windows and doors and don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. After receiving your estimate, the ball is in your court, and we’ll start the job immediately or wait as long as you need.
We’ve earned an excellent reputation in the community and industry since we opened our doors, and we have a 5-star rating on Google with many positive reviews. We won Energy Star’s Partner of the Year Award in 2017 and were Builder Magazine’s Most Used Window Brand in 2020. Also, Metralab named us the #1 Online Rated Window & Patio Door Brand in 2020.
To schedule an appointment for a free estimate for doors or windows, give us a call at Sunburst Windows.