Top 10 Reasons To Replace Your Windows
If you own a home, condo, townhome, or office you know replacing your windows can be an expensive improvement. If you are in the market or think your windows need replacing we have included a top 10 list of indicators to consider to help you make the right decision for your home or business.
1. There Is A Draft
Did you know that between 10-25% of a home’s a/c and/or heat escapes through its windows. Living in Florida we don’t experience significant winters, however our summers can be brutal. If you are noticing your home is not cooling down, and when standing next to a window you feel the heat entering your home that is a good indicator you need new windows. New energy efficient windows will provide much needed relief to your a/c bill, as well as keep your home cooler during the hot summer months.
2. Old Windows
Are the windows in your home over 20 years old? If so, it is a good possibility they were constructed with single pane glass. Single pane windows are much less efficient than double pane windows. Also older windows may not have the proper glazing on them which help keep UV rays out of your home. You may notice fading on your furniture, floors, and drapes. New windows that have Low E glass will help keep your home temperature more consistent. It will also better protect your furniture from fading.
3. Broken Windows That No Longer Open
You may be experiencing windows that may no longer open. This is a good problem to have if you want to keep intruders from entering your home, however if you want to enjoy a nice spring breeze, or air out your home this can be frustrating. There are many reasons for a window to no longer open. You may have a broken spring, aluminum windows may swell during temperature fluctuations, the frame may have years of paint build up, etc…. Regardless of the reason, if you are experiencing a jammed window it is probably time for them to be replaced.
4. Your Home Is Not Cooling Down
Living in Florida we are used to 90+ degree summer days with high humidity. This is why having an energy efficient home is so important. The last thing you want to experience is a home that does not cool down due to windows that are constantly letting the heat in. Older windows lack the proper insulation that keeps the heat out and the cool air in. Having energy efficient windows can also lower your monthly energy bill on average of 12%.
5. Exterior Noise
Are you noticing that you can hear your neighbors talking from inside your home when your windows are closed? Chances are your windows lack the proper acoustic insulation. If you are hearing outside noise when your windows are closed, chances are they aren’t providing enough acoustic insulation. Windows are measured by an STC rating. The higher the rating, the better noise barrier they provide, and a quieter home for you and your family.
6. Noticeable Damage
Probably the easiest indicator that you need new windows. If you are noticing damage to the frame, glass, warping, chipping, water stains around the window, or any other visible sign you are in need of window replacement.
If you purchased a home, you want that home to be in a style you love and shows off your personality. New windows are a prominent part of your home and can be styled in many different designs, colors, material types, etc…If you are in need of a free consultation to discuss design, color, brand, and frame options contact the professionals at Kohler Homes today for your free consultation.
Do you have a window that overlooks a pond, river, nature preserve, garden, or any view that you want to better appreciate, but you can’t due to the type of window you have installed? Your window’s functionality is extremely important and often times can alter a home’s look, feel, and overall satisfaction. There are limitless options to improve comfort, functionality, style, and efficiency.
9. Difficult to Clean
This is probably last on your list, but it should be done at least twice a year. You may have older windows you fight with that are difficult to clean. Replacing your older windows with newer double-hung windows make cleaning a breeze.
10. Return on Investment
New windows have many benefits that can help maintain and increase the value of your home.
- They help with your home’s curb appeal.
- They reduce noise and increase energy efficiency.
- They help better maintain your home’s temperature.
- They are a huge selling point if you plan on selling your home.
Why Choose Koehler Homes, Inc.?
If you are in the market for new replacement windows for your home or office, call the professionals at Koehler Homes, Inc. We specialize in windows for all budgetary requirements. One of our window specialists will come to your home or office for a free consultation. We pride ourselves in our honesty, affordability, stellar reputation, and lifetime warranty of the windows we install. If you would like to speak with one of our window specialists now, call us at (904) 580-3777.