The Trouble with Old Windows
When windows fail to operate properly, window frames get decayed or damaged, or condensation is evident between window panes, it’s time for window replacement from Approved Contractor. Windows provide great views of the outdoors, but when they become old, the glass can smudge and dim your view of the outside. Here are some common issues with old windows:
1. They make your home drafty and uncomfortable
Drafty homes are often the result of old, faulty windows that leak outdoor air into your home.
2. They allow your heating and air conditioning to leak outside your home
Almost 40% of a home’s heating is lost through windows or doors, so if your utility bills are skyrocketing, your home’s windows may need replacing.
3. They take a lot of time to maintain properly
Old windows take time to maintain correctly. They may need to be scraped and painted, or they need their caulking replaced to create a tighter seal.
4. They may only have one pane in them
Single paned windows don’t provide the energy savings that double or triple pane windows do. With only one pane in your old windows, your home is left vulnerable to outdoor temperatures, and noise intrusion may be high from aircraft, street noise, and heavy equipment noise.
5. They don’t add value to your home
Potential homebuyers look for homes in tip top shape that are move-in ready. When they spot old windows, they know it’s time for new ones, and it can cause potential buyers to retreat.
6. They dim your home’s curb appeal
Old windows can be obvious even from the curb. They dampen the overall appearance of your home, leaving it lackluster and drab looking.
7. They only allow a limited amount of natural light into your home
Faulty windows can hinder the amount of natural light that enters your home. Their frames may be bulky and give you less “glass real estate” to allow refreshing light to come teeming into your home.
The Value of Window Replacement
Common issues with old windows can be solved by new window replacement. Here are some of the solutions new windows bring to your home:
1. They change a drafty home interior to one of indoor comfort
New windows create a reliable seal for your home. They block drafty air from whisking into your dwelling and leaving it uncomfortable. With new windows, the temperature of your home will be consistent throughout it.
2. They save you money on your utilities bills
Today’s replacement windows are ENERGY STAR® rated, meaning they meet or exceed strict criteria that relate to energy savings. ENERGY STAR rated windows are independently tested, certified and verified to meet stringent energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They protect your home from the elements. The amount you save on utilities is directly related to the window frame material you choose (fiberglass, vinyl, or wood), and the condition of the old home windows you are replacing.
3. They provide low maintenance and easy cleaning
Most new windows have tilt-in features that allow for easy cleaning from the indoors. It’s no longer necessary—with most new window replacements—to climb a ladder and clean the outside of your windows on your second floor. Window replacements are easy to maintain because they are so well made, and so durable.
4. They can be installed with double or triple panes in them
Double and triple paned windows fortify your home’s insulation. They are typically filled with argon gas or krypton gas, which increases insulation properties and shields your home from outdoor temperatures. Thermal performance is multiplied with double and triple pane windows. Low-E coatings are also applied on new windows, and while they let through the light people can see, they block much of the heat intensive infrared light, improving insulation vastly. Multiple panes also shield your home from the noise intrusion from aircraft and street noise, making your home interior more peaceful.
5. They add value to your home
Homebuyers are all about spotting the value in your home. New windows add value to your home because of their beauty, energy efficiency, durability, and the indoor comfort they create.
6. They boost your home’s curb appeal
When you upgrade your home’s looks with new home windows, your curb appeal soars. Stylish replacement windows add beauty to your home both outdoors and indoors.
7. They increase the amount of natural light in your home
Get more natural light in your home with new home windows. Understand that you can expand the size of your windows when you replace them to boost your home’s natural lighting, which saves you money on electricity.
Stylish Home Windows
Andersen Windows are attractive, durable windows that deliver energy savings to homeowners. Get the beauty you desire, with the optimal function you need with gorgeous new Andersen windows. Choose from wood, vinyl, composite, or aluminum frames by Andersen. Select from popular window styles:
- Double hung
- Single hung
- Bay and bow
- Specialty shaped
A Reliable Los Angeles Window Contractor
Don’t settle for a subpar window contractor. At Approved Contractor, we offer precision installation of your replacement windows so you get the high performance and durability you deserve.
Get expert window replacement for your Los Angeles home by contacting Approved Contractors. We’ll educate you on window options, guide you through the decisions about window frame material, glass options, and hardware, and help you select the optimal custom windows for your long-term enjoyment.
Don’t settle for old windows that leave your home drafty, make your utilities soar, and your home look unattractive. Start solving the issues old windows can present by contacting us today for a free estimate.