Are you thinking about getting a full window replacement this summer? You might be on the fence on whether or not it’s a good idea, so you can always take your time in what works best for your home. Keep in mind, however, that you shouldn’t ignore your windows if they’re already showing signs of deterioration.
The Importance of a Full Window Replacement
Your windows make up a big part of your home’s exterior, which means they should be given as much attention as your roof or siding. They do more than just let in natural light – they also help reduce the amount of heat energy entering or escaping your home to keep your indoor temperatures within desirable levels during summer and winter. But to ensure that they perform properly, they must be cleaned and maintained regularly.
Like most home exterior components, however, your windows aren’t immune to damage. Sure, some issues can be repaired, but there may come a time when these fixes aren’t enough to restore them back to their original condition. Broken window seals, for example, means the gas in between the panes have leaked, so your affected windows have lost their thermal insulation properties. Even if they look mostly intact, they won’t be able to retain the indoor temperatures and keep the heat in (or out, depending on the time of year) because of the broken seals.
Qualities and Factors to Consider
Even if they look relatively intact and there’s no sign of damage, don’t think twice about getting replacement windows, especially if your current ones are already near the end of their lifespan. And if you want to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, you should also consider upgrading to better quality windows. Here are a few factors to consider:
You won’t enjoy the many benefits your new windows can provide over their serviceable life – energy efficiency, comfort, aesthetic appeal – if they’re not installed properly. Thus, you must make the effort to find the right window installation contractor who’s a good match for your needs.
- Window Frame Material
You’ll have different options for window frame materials, including wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, so be sure to take into consideration not only the quality of each material but also the maintenance requirements.
In addition to providing window replacement services, JLR Home Renovation also specializes in bathroom and kitchen remodeling. To get started, call us today at (717) 361-6175 for a free estimate. You can also complete and submit our online request form. We serve clients in Palmyra, Elizabethtown and Mount Joy, PA.