Reasons to Consider Window Replacements For Your Home

Window Replacements Does it feel like you’re paying entirely too much every month in heating and cooling costs? It could be because of the windows in your home. If your windows are on the older side, they might be allowing too much air to enter and exit your house throughout the course of a day, which can, in turn, cause your energy costs to skyrocket. By replacing your older windows with newer windows, you can prevent this problem and save a lot of money in the long run. Check out some of the other benefits that come along with replacing your home’s windows.

More Comfort

Old leaky windows won’t just cause your energy bills to go up. They will also make your home a lot less comfortable. When cold air is allowed to come into your home in the winter, it can make it feel very chilly. When cold air is allowed to escape in the summer, it can make it feel very stuffy and warm. In both instances, your windows will be making your home less comfortable than it should be. Replacing them can change this immediately.

Better Views

If you wish that your home could get more natural light throughout the course of a day, installing replacement windows might be your answer. Many newer windows are specifically designed to allow more light into homes while cutting down on the unwanted heat gain that often accompanies that light. Some older windows are also difficult to see out of because of their age, so by installing new ones, you will give yourself substantially better views when you look out for them.

Fade Reduction

You might not realize it, but your older windows could be causing your home’s carpeting and furnishings to fade. Many older windows allow the sun’s UV rays to enter your home, and those UV rays can do real damage to anything that they touch. Newer windows are better at blocking UV rays than older ones and will prevent fading from taking place.

Would you like to learn more about how window replacement can benefit you? Scott Merle Builders Inc. can tell you all about it. Call us at 315-409-4124 today for more information.

Can We Really Trust Older Windows?

Can We Really Trust Older Windows?Calling all older-home owners!

If you live in an older home in the area, it might be time to start thinking about making a few renovations and updates. One update that many older New York homes need is new windows, and while it may seem like a waste to replace windows that are in good working order, it might actually save you some money in the long run.

If your windows are 15 years old or older, it is time to start thinking about new windows. Some signs that it may be time to replace your old windows are if the windows stick when you open or close them, if you find moisture on the inside of your windows, and if your windows have single-pane glass, which is what most windows in older homes are.

Single-pane glass is serviceable, but does not do much to cancel outside noise. If you notice that your home is very noisy, if you can hear a lot of what’s happening outside, you may have single-pane glass in your windows.

Another benefit of newer windows is efficiency: whether you’re heating your home in the winter, or cooling your home in the summer, newer windows will lock in the hot or cold air, and allow you to run your heater or air conditioner less. This will undoubtedly save you money on your electric bill.

If you have an older home, and notice that your windows are drafty and outdated, it might be time to consider replacing your home’s windows.

At Merle Builders, we feel not only will you enjoy the benefits of greater outside noise cancellation, newer windows are made to be energy efficient, so you will see a reduction in your energy costs.

Contact us if you’d like to talk to an expert contractor about potentially replacing the windows on your older New York home.