Windows have come a long way over the years. From mere holes in the walls to paper to glass to double-hung vinyl replacement models, today’s portals to the outside world are marvels of modern manufacturing.
If you still have old wood-frame windows in your home, you’re likely thinking of upgrading to a product that’s more attractive, more energy-efficient and easier to maintain.
It’s true that installing replacement windows throughout your home isn’t one of the cheaper remodeling projects, but it’s one that starts paying you back immediately in the form of lower energy bills. And that’s not the only thing about your new windows that you’ll love.
What makes today’s replacement windows so fabulous?
They look great. Your old frames require periodic painting, which is an ongoing expense. They look nice again after painting, but they quickly began attracting dirt and grime. They eventually take on a dulled appearance and the paint begins chipping and peeling. Time to start all over again!
The vinyl frames on replacement models are bright white (or another color if you prefer), and they stay that way. Any dust or dirt that builds up can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.
They’re energy-efficient. You’ve heard your old windows rattle during a storm, and you’ve likely seen the wind moving your curtains even when your windows are closed.
Replacement windows keep out the wind and the cold, and that keeps you more comfortable and saves you money. This airtight seal also cuts way down on noise, making your home quieter.
They’re easier to keep clean. If you live in a home that’s two stories or more, you know how hard it is to clean the windows. Even if you equip yourself with an extension ladder and the right tools, climbing up to do the job can be risky. You can hire someone to do it for you, but that’s another ongoing expense.
With replacement windows, you can do all the cleaning from inside your home. There are no storm windows to fiddle around with, and there’s no trying to try to reach around awkwardly in an attempt to clean the outside of the window. You just tilt your windows in, clean them with a few quick swipes with a squeegee and you’re done.
If you’re tired of your inefficient, high-maintenance, unattractive old windows, it’s time to talk to Renovation by Burbach about some new ones. You’ll be surprised at how much nicer your house looks just from this seemingly simple upgrade.