Replacing your windows may seem like a big undertaking, especially if your Michigan home has a lot of older, wooden windows that need to be removed and replaced. However, window replacement is far more beneficial than many people realize. Here are a few reasons why replacing your aging house windows with new replacement windows is a good choice.
Replacement windows don't require so much maintenance.
When you have old wooden windows on your Michigan home, your summers may be filled with days of scraping, painting, and meticulously cleaning your window frames. This is a lot of work, and it can be dangerous work since it often requires you to climb on a ladder. New windows don't require nearly as much maintenance. Fibrex® composite windows do not rot, and they do not require painting. Plus, new double-hung windows generally fold inward, which makes cleaning a lot easier. You can clean the outside of the window from inside your home, rather than having to climb a ladder.
Replacement windows reduce your energy bills.
Although replacement windows are a sizeable investment, you will recoup some of your investment in the form of energy savings. Even if your older windows appear to be in decent condition, they're not as efficient as new windows with features like argon gas filling and low-e glass. SmartSun™ glass from Renewal by Andersen is a very energy-efficient choice for Michigan homes. It reflects heat waves back towards the outdoors, rather than allowing them to pass through the glass, which keeps your home cooler in the summer. When winter rolls around, the glass reflects heat waves back towards the interior of your home, keeping heating bills under control.
Replacement windows protect against drafts.
Drafty house windows can make even the coziest-looking home feel cold and uncomfortable. You don't want chilly air blowing past you as you're curled up on the couch reading or watching television. Fibrex replacement windows are made to protect against air leaks, making your home cozier and more comfortable.
Replacement windows look pristine and beautiful.
You have become somewhat used to the look of your current, older windows. The chipping paint or spots of rot are easy to overlook when you've lived with them for months or years. However, guests definitely notice deteriorating windows, and they don't do anything to elevate the appearance of your Michigan home. Replacement windows can give your home such a bright, luxurious appeal. You can choose frames in a color that really pops, adding a whole new design element to your space. The absence of chips and deterioration is also attractive, of course.
Replacement windows come with a great warranty.
When you have older house windows, you live with the constant threat of having to make repairs as the windows continue to deteriorate and the hardware becomes less secure. On the other hand, if you replace all of your windows, you won't have to worry about repairs for a very long time. Replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen are protected by a 20-year warranty on glass, plus 10 years on installation and parts other than glass. Your new windows are unlikely to fail, but if they do, there's a very good chance the necessary repairs will be covered under warranty.
Are you ready to replace your house windows? Contact Renewal by Andersen to schedule a free, in-home consultation, and learn more about the benefits of window replacement for your Michigan home.