Are your home windows creaking and leaking out your hard earned dollars? Do they open when you need them or do you risk injury every time you need some fresh air?
Sometimes not making a needed choice is worse than the pain you’re going through. That’s a major pain.
If your tooth is aching and the pain is radiating outward to your jaw and face, at some point you’ll arrive at that moment of decision to take action. Sure, the dentist is expensive but you know it’s time.
It’s the same with your home’s windows. Eventually, they drive you crazy with problems. Although some TV shows and Youtube videos might romance you with old time thoughts about fixing or refurbishing old windows, it’s just another postponed pain. They’ll break down again soon enough.
When you see new finished windows installed, you feel very good. No pain here. That’s where I want you to be – feeling good this year.
Take a Good Look at Your Home Windows
Check out all your windows right now and see if they have these “pain points.”
- You can feel a draft passing through
- Moisture/ice buildup
- Mould/moisture damage to interior finishes
- Decaying wood in the sill and other interior parts
- Single pane glass
- Thermal imaging says you’re losing a lot of heat
- House is too dark and dingy looking
- Windows have to be propped open
- Window can’t be opened, shut, or locked
- You’re using weather-stripping
If you have a bunch of these window symptoms above, you’re near the decision point. Now take a look at some positive reasons to make that decision.
- Cuts your heating cost
- Cuts your air conditioning costs
- Cuts out noise and creates more comfort
- Allows more light in (and UV protected light)
- Looks much better from inside and outside
- Easy to operate and clean
- Gives your home a higher resale value
- Windows are more secure
That’s a lot of justification for buying new windows for your home. Now you could complain about the cost, but if you finance it, it’s not going to tear into your current lifestyle. Over the long term, it might only amount to a couple of dollars a day.
Now that you’ve determined that you need/want new home windows, you’ll need to discuss custom sizing for your windows. Would you like larger windows such as a big picture window for your living area? Are there situations where you need something like a strange size or dimension such as a very tall floor to ceiling window?
There’s also the matter of deciding on double vs triple pane windows. You’ll want your windows to block out noise and prevent harmful UV rays from reaching you, your flooring, window treatments, and furniture.
Want to really enjoy your home and feel the greatest comfort? A new sunroom or solarium offers tremendous enjoyment year round. Sun during the day and a clear view of the big dipper at night. How you can beat that?