Planning on tackling just one home improvement project this year? Choose replacement window installation. New windows offer many benefits, including boosting your home’s curb appeal and brightening up your living space. Here are four major advantages of replacing your windows:
- Makes your home weathertight. Does rainwater leak through your windows? If so you have a big problem. Prolonged exposure to moisture will eventually weaken your windows and make them hard to open and close. New windows take care of this problem, and also remove the risks of indoor humidity, such as window condensation and mold and mildew growth.
- Minimizes drafts. New weathertight windows will improve your home’s energy efficiency. You can tell your window seals are working if you don’t feel drafts when you’re near them. With a strong seal, your indoor heating and cooling requirements go down, reducing your energy consumption. Fixed window styles like picture windows don’t have moving parts and are more energy efficient than their operable counterparts.
- Helps prevent fading. The downside of daylighting is that excessive UV rays can cause your valuables to fade. Fortunately, low emissivity (Low E) coatings can block UV rays, which is why they’re a standard feature of our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. The best part is that they allow as much natural light as clear glass, so you can enjoy all the advantages of natural light without worrying about UV rays.
- Reduces maintenance requirements. Frequently scraping and repainting old window frames and sashes is tedious. While vinyl windows are known for being virtually maintenance-free, they’re not durable enough. This is why Renewal by Andersen® replacement window frames are made of Fibrex® material, a composite of wood fibers and polymer that combines the benefits of wood and vinyl. Our High-Performance Low-E4 glass also has exterior metal oxide coatings that reduce water spotting up to 99% when activated by sunlight.
Want to learn more about the benefits of new windows, or explore the advantages of a casement of bay window? Call Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio today at (210) 319-7119 or see our contact form for scheduling a free in-home estimate. We are located in San Antonio and serve nearby areas including Universal City and Boerne, TX.