When your windows are under-performing, it can lead to a host of annoying problems that leave you dissatisfied with your home. After all, your windows are supposed to make your home bright, cheery, and comfortable — without creating hassles or dragging down curb appeal.
Of course, replacing your windows is a significant investment of time and budget, and you’re likely debating whether it’s time to make the plunge. It can help to weigh the pros and cons — but the pros at Lifetime Exteriors are here to tell you that new windows can make your home lifestyle a lot more pleasant. And here’s why.
10 Reasons You’ll Love Having New Windows
1. Stronger Protection Against Moisture Damage
Homes in the Portland area have to endure a lot of wet weather, especially in the winter months. As a result, your windows must be able to withstand moisture that wants to sneak in and do damage in the form of moisture leaks, mold, mildew, condensation between window panes, and wood rot.
New windows with today’s advanced moisture-resisting features make it simpler to protect your home from leaks and other water damage that make replacement windows the smart option.
2. Smoother Functioning
Aging, poor performing windows can be hard to open and close — failing to do the one thing your windows should absolutely do. They may have broken springs that are hard to repair, or be off-track and warped from weather exposure.
Today’s windows come in numerous styles with modern features designed to be long-lasting and simple to operate — so you can always enjoy the fresh breezes you want.
3. Better Energy Efficiency
Another problem Portland area homeowners face is having windows that don’t keep their homes properly insulated. Drafty old windows drive up energy bills and make your home uncomfortable during big temperature shifts.
This issue gets solved when you choose replacement windows with advanced energy-saving features, such as Low-E glass and triple panes.
4. More Natural Light
Is your home dark and dreary even during the daytime? Aging windows can become dull and yellowed over time, blocking natural light from coming in. And old-fashioned windows tend to have larger frames and less glass, hindering lighting and views.
It’s easy to use new windows to address this problem. Today’s styles minimize frames and maximize the glass panes, especially when you choose fiberglass windows.
5. Improved Air Circulation
Fresh air goes a long way toward making a home comfortable, invigorating and pleasant. So, if you can’t open your windows to create ventilation, it’s a pain. On the other hand, having drafty windows that pull in cold or hot outside air isn’t ideal either.
If you’re dealing with drafty windows or can’t get proper ventilation, new windows are a great solution. Airtight designs make your home more insulated against unwanted drafts. Choose different style windows for different areas of your home, so they can be opened conveniently to bring in fresh air when you want it most.
6. Less Noise Intrusion
Traffic, pedestrians, airplanes and more can all create a lot of noise, and if you’re hearing that commotion inside your home, that’s a definite problem. Your home should be an oasis of peaceful relaxation, not a center of noisy distractions from outside.
Old windows simply don’t do a great job of keeping out noise, but today’s windows often come with specialty designs that block excess outside sounds from coming into your home. You’ll love the quiet, insulating effects replacement windows provide.
7. Increased Security
Are your windows broken? Do they have locks that don’t effectively work anymore? Do they fail to open all the way? These are common safety issues with aging windows that are important to address so your home is protected against intruders, while also providing safe escapes should an emergency like a fire develop.
The easiest way to create added safety is to replace old windows with modern styles that have advanced security features — strong locks, easy accessibility during emergencies, and more.
8. Easier Maintenance
Windows that are clean and well cared for make a home brighter, more pleasant to live in, and more attractive to visitors. But aging windows are often super hard to clean and maintain. It’s a definite hassle to have to climb ladders to wash the outsides of the panes, and remove the screens to rinse them on the lawn.
End the hassles by choosing new windows that pull inward for easy cleaning. Choose options such as shades built inside the panes to eliminate the need to clean curtains or blinds. You’ll love how low-maintenance replacement windows can be.
9. Boosted Curb Appeal
It might surprise you, but the age, style, color and condition of your windows can dramatically affect your home’s overall attractiveness. Old-fashioned windows can look bulky and unappealing. The shade of the frames may be outdated, discolored or faded.
Today’s window styles offer amazing versatility to homeowners. There’s something to fit any home architecture. Our team can help you pinpoint exactly the right designs and colors to make your home pop from the curb, including even the smallest details such as what color to paint your shutters to catch the eye.
10. Strong Return on Investment
When you’re planning home improvements, it makes sense to gravitate toward the ones that boost your house’s resale value. Even if you’re not planning to sell and move now, ROI is important to consider.
That’s one area where replacement windows really benefit you — especially if your existing windows are 20+ years old. New windows can garner around 70% return in a home sale. They also help you save on heating and cooling costs, reduce your carbon footprint, and increase your home enjoyment — which is priceless!
Enjoy the Benefits of Beautiful New Windows
You deserve windows that keep your home comfortable, safe from moisture damage, attractive and easy to care for.
Ready to get started? We’re here to make it easy for you to get new windows and love your home lifestyle. Reach out to us for a free consultation.