I have known many people who spend more money in the replacement of their windows than renovating their bathroom or kitchen. But this is not an entirely surprising fact, because putting in new windows can provide lots of different opportunities. Here are some reasons why these people want their windows to be replaced:
1. Old Age
Most of my friends who have replaced their windows told me that they decided to change windows because of old age, especially those made of wooden sashes. Countries with a hard winter season tend to reach temperatures as low as minus forty degrees Celsius, while in the summer the same locations can reach forty degrees Celsius above zero.
This kind of weather (particularly the great variation) is dangerous to building compositions, especially those with woods, which is known to absorb moisture. Natural oils from the wood will leak and will make the wood shrink and soon it becomes brittle, causing gaps to form between the glass and the wood.
Another problem that my friends encountered with old windows is that the mechanisms eventually start to malfunction. This includes the window cranks and the sliders. Dirt, corrosion and paint build-up also affects their windows, which prevents it from closing properly.
New windows can, therefore, not only allow them to be used properly, they can provide a better level of insulation against the cold and the heat. This provides a more comfortable living experience for those who live in the property.
2. Style and Preference
Most old style windows have aluminium or dark vinyl clad materials that do not blend with their new home design. This does not always sit well with anyone who has undertaken major home renovations and redecoration of the interior of their home. Their windows with an aluminium frame can look old and rusted.
The latest white-vinyl windows look clean and bold and enhance both the exterior and the interior of the house. In addition, the latest style of windows goes well with all ready made curtains available on the market today. It is much easier to complement your modern room design and accessories according to your room theme when your windows look crisp and new.
3. View and Vista
Most of the old homes I saw were built with just small windows because it was known to conserve energy; in addition, all windows then were expensive. Now, the latest style of windows can be made to fit any size of wall. With these new types of windows, more sunlight can reach the inside of the house, giving you a more natural light source which makes homes feel cozy and well lit; in addition to saving money from energy consumption.
It is always best to choose a window type that suits your budget, needs and style. Only professionals must install new windows to ensure that they are fitted properly. Ensure that you do some thorough research about the contractors available in your area. In most cases, makers of windows do not offer any warranty unless a professional installer fits them. The manufacturer’s reason for this is because installing windows is not that easy. There are many procedures that the installer must follow to be able to put up stable windows.