There are few things you can do that will improve the looks, value, and efficiency of your home. Replacing old windows, however, accomplishes all three in one simple step! Even so, some people are hesitant to make the change because they feel like the process is too complicated. It’s not a small job, but a professional team of Hilliard window installers from Able Roof can help you enjoy all the benefits of new windows.
When to Replace Your Windows
The first step towards replacing your windows is evaluating their current condition. It can be difficult for the average person to decide if their windows have outlived their usefulness, but there are a few things every homeowner can look for. Ask yourself:
- Is it hard to open or shut them? Aging windows don’t function like they should. If you need to tape your windows shut or prop them open, it’s probably time to switch them out for new ones.
- Are you still using a crank? Old crank windows aren’t very reliable because the mechanism could seize. If this happens, you could be stuck with windows that are partially opened. This inefficient design was standard on older homes, so if you have them, it’s probably time to consider replacement.
- Are there drafts? You shouldn’t feel any temperature changes around your windows or their frames. Moving air is a strong indicator that the windows aren’t installed or insulated properly, and you could be losing money in wasted energy. Drafts are a definite sign to pursue replacement.
- Is there condensation between the panes? Believe it or not, quality windows can sometimes cause condensation because they’re so efficient and air-tight. However, this liquid should never be between the panes of glass, as it often is with older windows. Condensation in this area means the gas seal has been compromised and your windows aren’t insulated. If you’re seeing condensation in the middle, your windows are not as efficient as they could be.
The Benefits of Window Replacement
Window replacement in Hillard, OH means a host of awesome benefits. For example, our windows provide 27% more viewing area than competitors’, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy more natural light and beauty. They also offer energy savings, increased home value, and improved security.
Replacement Window Energy Savings
Everyone wants to save money on their bills. Replacement windows will greatly reduce the amount of energy your home uses, cutting your costs by hundreds per year. In fact, the typical American home will see savings of around $465 over the course of a year. Over the lifetime of your windows, you will spend thousands less.
How are these windows so efficient? At Able Roof, our glass is UV refractive. This means it’s engineered to deflect UV rays and reduce the heat transfer through the glass. They’re also double paned and filled with argon, a nonreactive and nontoxic gas. This makes for even better insula-tion. When you replace your windows you’ll see minimum temperature transfer, guaranteed.
Replacement windows also mean new seals, which will lessen drafts around your window frame. The result of all this ingenuity is savings, no matter what the temperature is outside. In the sum-mer, your home will stay cooler, without having to layer your windows with heavy curtains. In the winter, it’ll be easier to fight the Columbus climate and stay nice and cozy.
Improved Home Value
Changing your windows makes it easier to get the most money when it’s time to sell your home, too. Oftentimes, buyers avoid properties that need significant renovation, like windows and roofs. This is because they think it’s too much cost and hassle to do them on their own (which it’s, not if you have a quality team!). If you take on the repairs before you list, you’ll be able to appeal to a larger market of buyers and likely get more reasonable offers.
Potential buyers will also love your Able Roof windows because they last a lifetime. Literally. We stand by our work for life, not just as long as you own the home. Our guarantee is fully trans-ferable so they’ll be able to buy with confidence. Plus, you’ll have even more appeal when you opt for custom windows.
When you’re ready to embrace all the benefits of replacement windows, give us a call. All our estimates are 100% free and no-obligation. Plus, our Same Day Guarantee means you’ll have your work finished and life back to normal faster than ever before. When you want windows, you want Able Roof.