3 Great Reasons To Replace Your Old Windows This Summer
With summer finally here and the home improvement season in full swing, most homeowners taking stock of what needs to be done around the house and deciding which projects are the ones to focus on, and which projects they can hold off on for the time being. The summer months are the ideal time for most home improvement projects, and with so many different options available, the best thing you can do is focus on the projects that are going to produce a noticeable difference in the way your home functions or the level of comfort it brings to you and your family. With that in mind, replacing your old, outdated windows this summer with something new and more energy efficiency can be a wonderful investment, and to help highlight why, our team of skilled remodeling professionals have taken the time to put together this short list that we hope you will read through and enjoy.
Compared to installing new windows on your home during other times of the year, installation tends to be a breeze during the summer months, and there are several different reasons why. With the weather getting warmer, and the days getting longer, it means that there is both more time during the day to complete your project, and the temperature and overall weather conditions are more suitable to ensure that the caulk used to seal your new windows is able to adhere correctly. Getting a good seal around your windows during installation is important as it helps ensure proper insulation and guards your home against air leaks.
Keep Allergens Outside
When it comes to older windows, one of the most common issues we tend to run into are air leaks where the seals around your windows have started to deteriorate, or because of damage to the window or frame itself. With so many allergens floating around in the air outside during the summer months, any air leaks and result in a great deal of these allergens flooding into your home where they can cause serious issues for anyone in the house with serious allergies or other respiratory issues. By investing in new windows this summer, you can ensure your home stays tightly sealed against these allergens, keeping them outside where they belong.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Between air leaks and outdated materials and overall design, most older windows aren’t doing your home too many favors in the area of energy efficiency, and with your home’s air conditioning system already working hard to keep your home cool and comfortable, you don’t want to put more strain on your system than you have to. By investing in new replacement windows for your home this summer, you can drastically improve the overall energy efficiency of your home by giving you better insulated windows that have been sealed up tight to prevent air loss. This can provide you with a noticeable difference at the end of the month when your energy bills come due.