Purchasing new windows for a home is not a decision that is made lightly by homeowners. It is a significant investment and you want to be sure that you are making the right decision for both your home and your financial situation. Pacific Home & Patio would like to share some tips considering the need for new windows.
- Energy Efficiency: Do the current windows have frost and ice buildup in the winter? Can you feel a draft or temperature difference near the window? Are the current windows aluminum frame or single pane? A “yes” to any of these questions means that you are losing money in increased heating and cooling costs due to old inefficient windows.
- Functionality of the Windows: Are the windows difficult to open or close? Do you need to place something in the window to keep it propped open? Is the window swollen or painted shut? A “yes” to any of these questions is another indicator that it is time for new windows. Functionality problems will only get worse with time and cost more money down the road.
- Health: Can you see black mold on a wooden window frame? Is there lead paint on the frame? Protect your family’s health and replace windows with dangerous materials or black mold.
- Light/Sound blockage ability: Do your windows allow in noticeable amounts of sound from outside? This is an indication that the insulation on the windows has deteriorated. Replacement windows can insulate your home from the chaos of the outside, creating a peaceful living space inside. Have you noticed any damage from sunlight to the flooring or furniture near a window? New windows are designed to provide protection from the intense Treasure Valley sun, protecting your furniture and flooring from unnecessary sun damage.
- Aesthetics: Do your current windows diminish the interior or exterior appearance of your home? You can easily increase the value of your home by updating the windows.
At Pacific Home & Patio, we educate homeowners on windows so they can make the decision that is right for their needs. We would love to help you with your window project in Boise, Meridian, Ontario, Baker City, Southwest Idaho or Eastern Oregon.