We hear a lot about how home replacement windows — and here, we’re talking about high quality vinyl replacement windows, fiberglass replacement windows, and wood replacement windows — can enhance the energy efficiency of your home and raise your home’s resale value. And while that’s all lovely, wonderful information, there are times it’s really not enough. If you are going to make a major investment in your home, such as installing replacement windows, you want to know what these windows are actually going to do for you.
Here are five ways home replacement windows improve your quality of life:
- Increase the amount of natural light.
- Create a more comfortable living space.
- Make you healthier.
- Make your home ‘work’ better.
- Make your family safer and more secure.
One of the most common benefits of having replacement windows installed is the increase in the amount of natural light that enters the home. We all need a certain amount of natural light for optimal health: researchers have linked natural light exposure with emotional well being.
Interior decorators also agree: natural lighting can do marvels for the look of your home. Natural light can create a warm, inviting, cheerful space — marvelous to live in and enjoy!
The energy efficiency offered by replacement windows saves you money and is good for the environment — but did you know it also makes the interior of your home more comfortable? By eliminating drafts and keeping warmed or cooled air inside, replacement windows help you control the interior temperature of your home. You decide how warm you want to be — replacement windows makes it easier to stay at that temperature!
There are a number of ways that replacement windows can help make you healthier. Replacement windows with double or triple pane glass, rigid frame construction and other features help minimize air and moisture intrusion. This means that fewer allergen triggers make it into your living space — if you’ve ever had hay fever, you appreciate the value of a pollen-free zone! Additionally, by helping maintain a consistent interior temperature (see the previous point) you’re creating an environment conducive to better health for children and the elderly.
A home is actually a complex set of systems, in which windows play an integral role. When windows can’t be opened, this can create problems: every home needs adequate air exchange, particularly in moist environments like kitchen and bathrooms. Often original construction windows do not open at all — or they do not open easily, meaning that the homeowner doesn’t open them. Replacement windows, on the other hand, particularly vinyl replacement windows, open easily, making them a more functional part of your home’s overall systems.
It’s impossible to overrate your family’s safety and security! What value can you put on the well being of your children, your partner, your parents, your loved ones? Flawed and insufficient windows are a common point of entry for many criminals. Replacement windows, on the other hand, offer enhanced security. Additionally, since replacement windows open easily, they allow for rapid exit in case of fire or other emergency — a critical consideration when seconds could mean the difference between life and death!