Replacing the windows on your home can be a major investment but it is an improvement that will benefit your home in a number of ways for many years to come. The windows of your home not only contribute to the exterior look of the house but they also have the ability to improve a number of important considerations inside the home as well such as benefits in the form of reduced energy costs, less noise transmission and ease of maintenance both inside and out. If your home is more than 15 years old, it could be time to talk to the window experts at Continental Siding.
Signs that it’s Time to Consider Replacement Windows
Misty Condensation on Windows
If you wake up to find your windows fogged over or covered in condensation, that’s a sign that the seals on your window have failed. Broken seals allow moist air to collect between the window panes and fog up the glass. Once condensation appears on a window, it will generally continue to grow, covering a larger and larger area of the window.
Single Paned Windows
These days if your windows are not Energy Star-approved, you are allowing your indoor heating and cooling to escape through your windows to the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency estimates that by replacing the single-pane windows in your home with Energy Star replacement windows, homeowners can save an estimated $501 each year. The double-pane windows also add an insulating aspect so the replacement windows are actually warmer to the touch and there’s less potential for frost and condensation on the inner pane.
Lack of a Sound Barrier
In addition to visibility, windows should also provide a buffer from outside noises such as children playing outside, lawn mowers and planes flying overhead. Double pane replacement windows can provide an extra measure of peace and quiet to the inside of the home.
Furnishings Show Fading from the Sun
Once you’ve found the perfect color of wall paint or rug, you don’t want it to fade from the sunlight. Single pane windows allow ultra violet rays to penetrate into the home where they can fade the carpet, furnishings, artwork and walls.
Outdated Windows Create Decreasing Home Value
Replacement windows are a great way to provide a cohesive look for the exterior and throughout the interior of your home. Continental Siding offers a range of options to complement window choices for patios, entry doors, transoms and sidelets, casements and awnings.
As a longtime trusted provider of home improvement products and services, we know the importance of offering quality replacement windows. Continental Siding is proud to offer our customers premium-quality replacement windows in vinyl, wood and aluminum from Weather Shield, Heartland and ProVia. All of the windows installed by the window experts at Continental Siding are backed by a lifetime guarantee. To learn more about which replacement window options from Continental Siding are right for your home, stop by one of our showrooms in Olathe or Wichita on the Kansas side or our Missouri-based showrooms in Independence, Columbia or Springfield. If you’re not close to one of our showrooms contact us about sending window replacement samples to your home.
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