Benefits Of Installing Replacement Windows In Your Home | Hawaii
You may think your home windows are in good condition, but if they’re between 15 and 20 years old, you may want to consider installing replacement windows. When windows reach this age, the seals start to weaken and fail, resulting in drafts and water seepage. Also, single-pane windows were the standard 15 to 20 years ago and aren’t energy efficient.
If you believe your windows are in good condition and installing replacement windows in your Hawaii home isn’t worth the time and money, you should consider how beneficial installing new windows in your home can be.
#1 Prevent Drafts
Living in Hawaii, you don’t have to worry about cold drafts in your home, but you do have to worry about the warm air outside leaking in and the air-conditioned air leaking out. Does your family avoid sitting near the windows because of the warm drafts? If so, it may be time to install replacement windows in your home.
Modern windows are designed with two or three panes of glass with insulation gas in between to keep the warm air out and the air-conditioned air inside. When the windows are installed, your family can sit wherever they like and remain comfortable.
#2 Save Money on Your Energy Bills
With energy costs on the rise today, you should do whatever you can to keep your electric bills down. One way to do it is to install replacement windows in your home.
Modern windows are energy efficient, and the multiple panes and insulating gas will keep the air-conditioned air in and the heat out, so your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool. It will consume less energy when it doesn’t have to work as hard, and your energy bills will go down.
#3 Easier to Maintain
Old windows require a significant amount of maintenance to keep them looking nice. If you neglect routine maintenance, the windows can affect the appearance of your home’s interior and exterior. When the paint starts to chip, the window frames and sills have to be sanded and repainted, which can be a time-consuming project.
Replacement windows don’t have wooden frames and are typically PVC, fiberglass, vinyl, or aluminum, which doesn’t have to be painted. The only necessary maintenance is keeping the frames clean by washing the interior frames with soap and water and washing the exterior frame with a garden hose.
If you’re tired of the maintenance and upkeep necessary to keep your existing windows looking great, you should consider replacing them.
#4 Safer and Easier to Wash
You have to wash the windows regularly to get clear views outside, and washing your existing windows can be time-consuming and dangerous. You’ll need a ladder to reach the top of the first-floor and second-story windows, which can be dangerous. Climbing up and down the ladder with window cleaner and paper towels can put you at significant risk because one misstep can cause you to fall and sustain serious injuries. Also, moving the ladder from window to window makes the job time-consuming.
Replacement windows are much easier to wash. When you finish washing the interior pane, you can fold the window in, allowing you to clean the exterior pane from the safety of your home, and the project will take less time, and the risk of a fall is eliminated.
#5 Prevent Fading
Have you noticed that your floors, carpets, and home furnishings are beginning to fade? If so, your old windows could be to blame. The sun’s UV rays are very powerful and can fade anything the sun hits when it shines into your home. If you want to prevent your items from fading and eliminate the need to replace the faded items, you should consider installing replacement windows.
Modern windows have a UV filter that filters the UV rays and still allows natural light to shine into your house, preventing anything the sun hits from fading.
#6 Increase Your Home’s Value
If you’re looking for ways to increase your home’s value, installing replacement windows is an excellent option. If you invest $10,000 in new windows, your home’s value will increase by up to $8,500, which is an 85 percent return on your investment.
If you decide to sell your home, the new windows will allow you to increase the asking value. Also, if you include new windows in the listing, you’ll attract more buyers. Many homebuyers today look for energy-efficient, turnkey homes, and installing replacement windows will check off both boxes.
Call Sunburst Windows Today
If you’re ready to install new windows in your home, look no further than Sunburst Windows. We’re a family-owned, full-service window and door company, serving customers in Hawaii for six years, and we have completed thousands of projects on the islands. We have over 35 years of experience in the window industry in three different states and have the knowledge and skill to handle any project, big or small.
Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. We’ll provide a free in-home estimate, and when we’re done, the ball is in your court. We won’t keep contacting you in hopes of pressuring you to proceed with the project, and we’ll wait for you to call us instead. We’ll begin the project as quickly as you like or wait as long as you need to start the project without putting excess pressure on you.
We’ve earned an excellent reputation over the years and have a 5-star rating on Google. We’ve also been recognized for our superior service in the many awards we’ve received. We won the American Business Ethics award in 2014 and Energy Star’s Partner of the Year in 2017. In 2020, Business Magazine named our windows the Most Used Window Brand and was MetaLab’s #1 Online Rated Window and Patio Door Brand.
If you need to schedule an appointment for an in-home estimate, give us a call at Sunburst Windows today.
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