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When people think of home improvement they immediately think of interior design, painting and decorating, perhaps garden landscaping or building an extension. However, you should not neglect your house’s windows and the impact that replacing them can have on your home. When done properly, a new set of windows can completely change the face of your home and here are four reasons why you should consider doing it.
Increase your curb appeal
Curb appeal is quite simply how appealing your home looks from the curb side. For some people this may not be a big deal, but from a practical sense curb appeal can add significant value to your house, so if you’re thinking of selling your house then this increase in face value may be worth considering. Having new windows doesn’t only change the face of your home but the look of the interior too, and a new set of windows can make a big difference to any interior design project.
Improve your energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills
A lot of old windows are very poor at keeping hot air in and cold air out, they’re often single glazed and drafty which can result in hefty heating bills and chilly winters. If you have old, outdated windows such as traditional sash windows but like their style, then consider maintaining that style but upgrading their design. This can be done quite easily with https://www.fensterusa.com/double-hung-replacement-kits/ and will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Improve your home security
Older windows often lack secure locking mechanisms or may lack locks altogether if they have been broken and not replaced over the years. This can leave you and your home vulnerable to a break-in and your private possessions are at risk. A new set of windows will come with the latest locking technology and will deter thieves from trying to break into your house. You can even purchase windows designed specifically as anti-theft.
To improve the quality of your natural light
Some older style houses were designed to have small windows as a way of keeping the hot air inside and not losing it through their drafty single glazed windows, but this isn’t great if you’re a fan of natural light in your home. You may want to simply replace the windows for another set that is the same size and style but improve the energy efficiency with upgraded double or even triple glazing. Or, you can do structural work and expand the amount of natural light your property receives, making the inside lighter and brighter.
If you’re worried about the negative impacts of too much sunlight, be aware that some windows can now be purchased with built in UV filters. This keeps harmful UV rays at bay and allows you to bask in the sun all day long!
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