We admit it: here at USHomeWindows.com we might pay a little more attention to the news when the stories are about replacement windows. A recent piece in the Scituate Mariner caught our eye, as it talked about how replacement windows, recently installed at Wampatuck Elementary, have enhanced the learning experience for all the town’s children.
While the installation of new windows might seem like a by-the-numbers maintenance issue, Donovan said at Wampatuck it was anything but. The old windows, she said, were original to the school’s opening in 1957. She said after 50 years, they were in dire need of replacement.
“There was some wear and tear, but that’s natural as buildings age,’ she said. “Our old windows used to leak; they didn’t keep in the heat very well, and they were very difficult to open. We have students with allergies and other health issues, so we had to get that issue taken care of.”
Donovan said the installation of the new windows adds more than cosmetic value to the school, but serves as an improvement of the quality of life within the school community. She said given the school’s commitment to providing top-notch education to its students, it was important to create a school environment to support that goal.
“The building didn’t match the quality of education found in the building,” Donovan said. “There was something of a disconnect there.”
Donovan points out a critical point: there must be a relationship between the quality of life enjoyed within a structure and the quality of that structure. It applies, clearly, to schools and other educational facilities. What about your home?
More and more people are embracing the concept of lifelong learning. How do the windows in your home reflect that choice? It is difficult to learn in a cold, drafty environment. It is difficult to devote resources to your education when nearly half of the money you devote to heating is being lost through leaky, inefficient windows. One certainly can’t concentrate when struggling with allergy attacks, made all the worse by the number of irritants making their way into your home through the windows.
Home replacement windows can fix all of these problems. High quality vinyl home replacement windows and fiberglass home replacement windows can eliminate cold drafts by reducing air penetration. Double or triple pane glass, fitted with insulated chambers, helps keep you warm and comfortable.
Additionally, keeping warm air in means you have to spend less money on heating your home. That frees up your financial resources for other uses — say attending a seminar or picking up a book on your favorite topic. Lifelong learning opportunities that may have seemed out of reach due to the cost now become attainable.
Finally, home replacement windows can improve the look of a home. You wouldn’t want to study in a shoddy school — why would you want to live and learn in less than attractive surroundings? Create a unified front, where the appearance of your home reflects what you really value!