Replacing your old windows may seem like a no-brainer; original windows grow old, become drafty and need to be replaced. While that reason may very well be true, there are many other reasons to replace your windows than just cold air flow.
In the summer, a Low-E coating can reflect solar heat, helping to keep the house cool. In the winter, a Low-E coating can reflect ambient heat back into the home’s interior, cutting heat loss from conductance.
If you experience drafts around the window when it is closed, it is likely that your seals have failed and you’re wasting energy. Even the most energy-efficient window must be properly installed to ensure energy efficiency. Therefore, it’s best to have a professional install your windows. Vinyl windows do not require the same maintenance level as wood.
Replacing your windows saves more energy than recycling, fluorescent bulbs and ceiling fans all put together. Replacing your windows are the greenest home improvement you can make that also beautifies your home.
Once the windows begin to rot, there’s no stopping it. Rot can not only cause damage to the windows themselves but to the area around it. Wet rot can attract termites, which can destroy a home.