Many people today don’t seem to be tuned in to how much windows have an effect on their heating and cooling bills. Over time, the windows have passed through many modifications, so any windows that were installed in homes before 1990 will more than likely need an upgrade.
There are a few things to think about when your windows need an upgrade. Here are Five reasons mentioned below.
Cracks, are no laughing matter: It does not matter whether the cracks are within the frame or the glass. Either way, cracks allow a large quantity of hot and cold air to pass through your windows. This may translate into abnormally high electric or gas bills. To avoid this, replace the windows as soon as monetarily possible.
Style it up!: It can determine the curb appeal of your house. Most realtors will agree, a classic looking home can fetch a better price in the housing market. Simply substituting the older windows with new, fashionable ones is enough to spice up the overall look of your home.
Mind the Gap: Even the slightest gaps between the window framework and the glass is quite dangerous. It indicates that the glass is loose and may fall out at any time. It also means there is a large loss of hot or cold air to the outside. The sensible this is to replace windows in this condition, than paying large electricity bill each month.
How old it too old?: As stated before, if your home was built before 1990, you more than likely have windows that were made around the same decade. There are new products being introduced on the market. Making this change will do wonders to the overall appearance of your house by creating a stylish and elegant look.
Sticky Windows?: Wood windows can fall victim to many different issues. Mainly they will stick – whether it’s due to a bad paint job or the elements that can cause the wood to swell. There are even times that the wood will dry up and shrink. Unfortunately all of these issues can cause sliding problems or even render the window useless. Opening and closing a window like this takes too much effort, the point of having a functional windows is lost.
The main reason why homeowners bypass window replacement is that they think it is a costly affair. What they do not take in account is the return on investment this upgrade creates every month. This is most noticeable on utility bills. There are an endless number of other benefits by replacing old, cracked, sticky windows. Once all of this is considered, you may realize that replacing windows is definitely worth the investment.
Thinking about making a few GREEN upgrades to your home before the end of summer? You may want to read this article from BuildingGreen.com and International Window Film Association (IWFA) which states window film is the best retro fit on a home to save energy in warm climates.
Have you ever wondered where to use that really cool decorative film? Well, we have installed many different applications for; Home Offices, Shower Doors, Store Fronts, Dressing Rooms, Conference Rooms, and even on bathroom windows in newer homes. There is no limit to how creative you can get with these types of films! Adding both style and privacy to your room with just one application AND at a fraction of the cost of decorative glass. Check out our PHOTO GALLERY for more examples!
The wonderful sounds and sights of North Texas in Spring; birds singing, bluebonnets on the sides of the freeway, and ……Tornadoes? Yes, this is the time of year that when a storm rolls through the area, we need to stay alert for the warning siren and hunker down in case there is a twister. If you happen to get stuck in a wind tunnel, we all have been taught to stay away from the windows because flying debris could shatter the glass. But did you know that there are films out there that will keep the window shards from flying around once the window is broken?
Contact us and we can tell you how.
The Medical Center in Missouri decided to take these steps to protect their staff and patients in any future hazardous weather situations.
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