We know that when living in a home for a long period of time, or moving into an older home, there seems to be a new problem to tackle every day. Where do you even begin? Well, when starting home improvement projects, installing quality windows should be at the top of your list. But why? We’ve compiled a list of 5 reasons why quality windows are an important investment for homeowners.
Increase Home Security:
One of the key reasons to install quality windows is to increase your home security. Nearly a fourth of home break-ins occur via a window. Having older windows makes your property more susceptible to break-ins as it is easier for an intruder to open or break the glass/window frame. Installing higher quality windows can help you and your family feel more secure in your own home.
Installing quality windows is also a great way to save energy in your home. With old rundown windows, you may experience a draft that makes you bump up the thermostat. The quality insulation of new windows ensures that your heating and air will not have to run as often. Quality windows help keep the warm air in when it is cold outside and the warm air out in higher temperatures. Saving energy comes with saving money. Not using your heating and air as often leads to a lower bill. Installing quality windows is a smart investment for those who value energy efficiency in their home.
Not only do you save energy and money with quality windows, but you can be more comfortable inside your own home. Some enjoy cooler temperatures indoors so that they can bundle up to be comfortable. Others like a warmer environment to work, play, and sleep in. With quality windows, you can choose a temperature on the thermostat and stay comfortable for longer. Temperature is also known to affect your sleep as well as overall mood. So, by installing quality windows, you can be comfortable in your own home while improving your lifestyle.
Raise Property Value:
Installing quality windows not only provides practical everyday benefits but also increases the value of your property. You can enjoy all the comfortability that comes with new windows on the inside while making your home look clean and inviting from the outside. Then, when or if you decide to sell, new windows are a great investment in real estate. High quality windows can bump up property value so you can sell at a higher price.
Enhance Sound Reduction:
Older windows tend to have less sound reduction. From animals to kids to vehicles, the world outside your window can be distracting. And in an age that values working from home, it is important to have a quiet space to work or rest. Installing new windows can help block unwanted noise from outside. Specifically, dual-pane or triple-pane windows are best when looking to keep a sense of tranquility in the home.
It's easy to believe that “windows are windows” and as long as they aren’t broken, they work just fine. However, this is not always the truth. Installing high quality windows not only makes you more comfortable and saves you money in the long run, but it also helps improve the safety of you and your loved ones. So, we encourage you to take the time to consider the importance of quality windows in your home today.
Here at Fischer Lumber, our window staff offers free measuring and estimates for replacement windows. We also offer estimates for new construction window packages. Our team is ready to help from installation to design recommendations. Send us a message or contact us at 618-259-7434 with any questions or requests.