When it comes to home renovation projects that can change the aesthetic of your home, most people don’t usually rank replacing their windows and doors high on the list. But, replacing your windows and doors can not only change the look of your home, but will also increase curb appeal, make your home safer and more secure as well as more comfortable.
Below we highlight 5 reasons you should consider replacing your windows and doors for your next home upgrade project:
To help you feel more comfortable in your home
Old, deteriorating windows and doors can lead to drafts and increased heat loss within your home, resulting in hot and cool spots throughout your home. Older windows also do not protect against exterior noise, such as cars passing by and dogs barking. These factors all can cause you to feel uncomfortable in your home. New windows and doors will solve both of these issues, ensuring you and your family are comfortable throughout your home.
To make your home more secure
If your doors and windows are difficult to lock or shut completely, this is a major advantage of replacing them. Windows and doors that are not able to close or lock properly are a perfect entry point for would be intruders or bugs and pests. Thieves tend to mark the easiest targets, and your old and worn windows and doors can attract this type of unwanted attention. New windows and doors have the opposite effect, deterring thieves and burglars from trying to break into your home.
To increase the curb appeal
Windows and doors are a major part of your home’s exterior design and ambiance. They can showcase your style and enhance the overall look of your property. Replacing your windows and doors will instantly boost your home’s curb appeal and by increasing the attractiveness of your home you also increase its overall value. If you are planning on selling your home in the next few years, replacing your windows and doors will provide you with a great return on investment.
To improve your view
Windows and doors are available in a wide selection of designs and styles. New windows and doors with smaller framers and larger panes will open up your view of the outdoors and allow in more light. Older windows also have a tendency of gaining a haziness on them, limiting your view and blocking natural light from entering your home.
To reduce your energy bills
You will see that energy efficiency ratings are front and center when shopping for replacement windows and doors. This is because energy-efficient doors and windows can help reduce your energy consumption and in turn reduce your utility expenses. New windows and doors will have newer energy efficient technology incorporated in their build that will help you reduce your consumption. This includes argon gas filled, Low-E coatings, insulated glass and tighter closing sashes.