How Your Old Windows & Doors May Be Affecting Your Home
Every homeowner knows that windows and doors are an important part of their house, but do you know how your old windows and doors might be impacting your home?
1. Curb appeal
Curb appeal is important for a number of reasons, from showing off your pride in your home to potentially increasing your home’s resale value. But if you have old windows and doors, they could be taking away from your home’s curb appeal, not adding to it. Old, damaged, or deteriorating windows and doors with peeling paint or murky glass could be making your home more of an eyesore than you think. Replacing your windows and doors will give your home a fresh, new look that you, your neighbours and potential buyers will love.
2. Water issues
Our windows and doors are designed to protect us from the elements, but if yours are particularly old, they may be letting the elements in. The seals in your older windows and doors may have started to break down, allowing water to get through.
When your old windows and doors begin to lose their seals, in addition to moisture, you may also start to notice drafts in your home. Not only do drafts make your home less comfortable, but they also lead to higher heating and cooling bills throughout the year. New windows and doors are much more energy efficient, and can save you hundreds of dollars a year on utilities.
4. Fading furniture
For many of us, faded furniture is just a fact of life. However, your aging windows could be why your upholstery and rugs no longer look quite as bright as they used to be. New windows offer better UV protection for your belongings; look for windows with a low-E coating to ensure the items in your home have the best protection from the sun.
5. Safety & security
One of the most important ways your old windows and doors could be impacting your home is safety and security. Old or broken windows and doors could make your home more susceptible to break-ins, but new ones come with a range of features that can make you and your family safer. Multi-locking systems, higher-quality materials and fusion-welded components come standard in most new windows and doors, and can help improve your home’s security.
No matter what your reasons for installing new windows and doors, the team at Oakville Windows & Doors can help. Contact us to get started.
The point about them fading your furniture from lack of UV protection is very helpful!