In gorgeous California, it’s easy to get comfortable with the constant sunny weather and forget about window replacement—until it rains and water seeps into your home! If your windows are old or damaged, sudden downpours reveal leaks, but it’s too late to avoid damage.
Since we have so many sunny days in Southern California, you may not even know your windows have problems until it rains.
If your windows are old, damaged, or leaking it’s vital that you invest in window replacements as soon as possible, and here’s why!
The Trouble Damaged Windows Can Cause
Rain exposes blatant issues with your windows. When windows are old, water can infiltrate window frames, sills, and more. Don’t dismiss the situation thinking it won’t rain again for a long time.
When windows leak, the water that seeps into your home will cause costly trouble like dry rot, causing your frames to crack, paint to peel, and wood to swell and warp.
Termite or Other Pest Infestation
Moisture intrusion due to faulty windows can pave the way for termites, carpenter ants, or other pests to invade, putting your home’s structure at risk.
Leaky windows can stimulate unhealthy mold and mildew to grow, compromising your health and well-being. The presence of mold in your home can aggravate respiratory illnesses like asthma.
If window leaks are left unaddressed, they will eventually cause costly foundation issues.
Window damage indicates your home isn’t properly sealed, making it easier for intruders to enter. Don’t risk losing valuable possessions or putting your safety at risk.
Address Window Problems Promptly and Save in the Long Run
Bypass Water Damage
New windows will save you the cost and hassles that leaky windows create. Your well-sealed windows will keep the elements outside where they belong, safeguarding your home from pricy repairs.
Enhance Curb Appeal
Replacement windows are a key design feature of your home—inside and out! Their shape, style, color, and configuration all contribute to your home’s aesthetics. Boost your property’s value with the crisp, clean lines new modern windows add to your design.
Decrease Noise Intrusion
Faulty windows usher things into your home like street noise, heavy equipment sounds, airplane noises, and the annoying echoes of your neighborhood’s barking dogs. In contrast, modern replacement windows minimize outdoor noises. With double-pane or triple-pane windows, you’ll enjoy a more peaceful atmosphere in your house. While new windows won’t soundproof your dwelling, they will reduce unwanted noise intrusion, making way for a good night’s sleep.
Increase Your House’s Comfort Level
When you replace your windows, you can say goodbye to inconsistent temperatures in your home. Faulty windows cause unwanted drafts inside your dwelling when your windows are closed, but modern windows that are well-fitted in place seal your house, keeping breezes outside where they belong when your windows are closed.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Broken seals on old, defective windows cause your heating and air conditioning unit to overwork, making it wear out quicker and driving up utility bills. Replacement windows are treated with a low-e coating, and filled with argon or krypton gas between the panes to reduce the negative effects of UV rays that fade your furniture. ENERGY STAR certified windows help decrease utility costs, protect the environment, and enhance your home’s comfort level.
- Wood windows – Wood is a natural insulator and has low conductivity, meaning it has very little heat transfer, delivering energy savings consistently.
- Fiberglass windows – This durable material withstands significant changes in temperature, making them a good energy-saving option.
- Vinyl windows – Made of multiple insulating air chambers, these cost-effective windows keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, lowering utilities.
Bolster Home Security
Ensure your home isn’t subject to intrusion with replacement windows installed by a reputable contractor (like us!) who gives attention to details and does the work right the first time. Choose impact-resistant windows to deter intruders and safeguard your windows from future damage. And for extra security, add features like dual-cam locks and steel-reinforced frames.
Reduce Dust and Allergens
Modern windows offer handy between-the-glass blinds and shades. Within your window frames and between the panes of glass, blinds remain protected from dust, keeping your indoor allergen level lower. This convenient feature also makes cleaning windows a breeze. And the cordless feature the blinds come with is a great safety feature if you have small children or pets.
Lower Your Maintenance
Modern window replacements feature sashes that tilt in for easy cleaning. You no longer need to climb a ladder and risk falling to clean the outside of your second-floor windows! Simply tilt them in and clean them from the comfort of your home interior.
Boost Your Home Value
Window replacements offer a significant return on investment when you sell your home. They will help attract buyers since they add to your property’s beauty and function. If windows are old and broken down, potential buyers can be turned off.
If your windows are damaged, it’s vital that you replace them ASAP. You can enjoy their gorgeous views, easy-to-operate features, and the security they provide you and your loved ones. And when it’s time to sell your home, you’ll still get to enjoy a good return on your investment. It’s a win-win solution for your damaged window dilemma.
Brighten Your Southern California Home with New Windows from Approved Contractor
You deserve the beauty and protection replacement windows deliver. Get an abundance of natural light streaming into your space, enjoy expansive views, safeguard your Los Angeles or San Diego home from the elements, and increase your curb appeal with new windows.
At Approved Contractor, we know you want the job done right the first time, which is why we put an emphasis on training and have certifications to show we’ve mastered the manufacturer’s best practices. Learn more about our window replacement services today!