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Home Window Replacement – 5 Reasons to Replace Your Home Windows

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Window replacement is a big investment, but it’s one that will pay off in the long run. Because the lifespan of home windows typically last around 15-20 years, it’s a big home project many homeowners don’t worry about until needs arise. A home renovation project such as window replacement can be a big undertaking. 

If you’re on the fence whether your home needs new windows, consider these 5 reasons that often lead homeowners to the decision for window replacement. Replacing your windows during these pivotal homeowner milestones will not only improve your quality of life, but also help you save money.

5 Reasons to Consider Window Replacement

  1.  Your current windows are old and failing.

If you’re not sure when the last time your home had its windows replaced, it may be time for window replacement. The lifespan of home windows is about 15-20 years. Several factors impact your home window’s lifespan. If you home had cheap windows installed when you purchased your home, their lifespan may be shorter than average. Additionally, Florida homeowners know weather can be tough on windows. From the hot, humid summers to the rainy springs, your windows are constantly being bombarded by the elements. This can cause faster wear and tear on your windows. If you’re starting to notice any problems, it’s time to consider replacing your windows.

  1.  Your current windows are not storm proof.

The Florida Building Code (FBC) requires windows to be impact-resistant or protected if located within one mile of the coast where the wind speed is 110 mph or greater. Hurricanes impact homes further inland as well, which is why we suggest hurricane windows on every home. Impact-resistant windows are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and protect your home from damage.

Because window replacement is such a big investment, it’s worthwhile to keep them protected through inclement weather. Installing hurricane-resistant windows can also help lower your insurance premiums and give you peace of mind during storm season.

  1. You want to save money on home energy bills.

Florida homeowners are no stranger to the constant hum of an AC unit. Florida’s hot and humid climate can cause your air conditioning to work overtime, resulting in higher energy bills. Old, leaky windows can let cool air escape, causing your AC to run more often. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, windows account for 25% of the energy lost in a typical home. 

By replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones, you can reduce your energy bills and make your home more comfortable. As a result, energy-efficient windows can reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 20%.

  1. You want to increase your home’s value

Your home’s windows play a major role in its curb appeal. If your windows are old, worn, or outdated, they can detract from your home’s appearance. By replacing your windows with newer, more modern options, you can improve your home’s curb appeal and increase its value.

Additionally, when you sell your home, potential buyers will be willing to pay more for a home with energy-efficient windows. In fact, according to a study by the National Association of Realtors, homes with energy-efficient windows sell for an average of 10% more than homes without them.

So if you’re thinking about selling your home in the future, replacing your windows is a smart investment that will pay off when it’s time to sell.

  1. You want to make your home more comfortable.

Window replacement helps improve the comfort of your home, adding quality of life improvements when it comes to maintaining a stable home temperature with the peace of mind of storm protection. 

Another benefit of window replacement is helps reduce outside noise. Living in a busy city or near a major roadway can be noisy, making it difficult to get a good night’s sleep or enjoy some peace and quiet. Replacing your windows with soundproof windows can help reduce noise levels and make your home more comfortable. Soundproof windows are designed to block out external noise, creating a quieter indoor environment.

CTA call out: Are you thinking about replacing the windows in your home? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Windows to help you sort through your many options.

If you’re a homeowner in Florida, there are many good reasons to consider replacing your windows. From improving energy efficiency and hurricane protection to noise reduction and increased home security, new windows can provide numerous benefits for your home and your family. 

Contact Sash and Sill to learn more about your options and start enjoying the benefits of new windows today.

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