Halloween is lurking around the corner, and while you get cozy with hot cocoa and prepare for a spooky yet socially distanced Trick or Treat time, abrupt weather changes and the onset of winter can hamper your plans about replacing your windows. It is a good idea to contact your contractor and fix a date before the chill sets in because you really don’t want to wait until the ground is buried under layers of snow.
Here are five reasons why you should go ahead and get that replacement done right away.
Grab the last chances of getting off-season benefits.
It is believed that the best time to install replacement windows is from August-September, as the weather conditions are agreeable, leading to quick and easy work for your contractor. Most folks only consider changing their windows when it’s too late, which is usually deep in the summer and winter months. You can avail excellent off-season discounts and benefits and be all set when it starts getting chilly.
Reduce your energy expenses.
If your windows are drafty, you end up paying at least 30-40 percent more for your utility bills than required. You may not be able to control the temperature outside, so it is a smart choice to select the best windows to ensure that your heating systems don’t overwork. Save up on your monthly bills by choosing windows with double or triple glazing and thermal insulating gasses.
Ease up on maintenance.
Maintaining windows is HARD work, and they can become faulty if not cared well for. Newer techniques of installing replacement windows ensure that they are low maintenance, minimizing the need for cleaning and dusting. Outdated installations can take up too much of your time and energy. In case you are getting replacement work done, choose designs that facilitate easier cleaning, such as between-the-glass blinds and tilted sashes.
Keep out moisture.
When the snow comes along, your windows are going to bear the brunt of the excess moisture. It is obviously not possible to clean your windows from the outside in winter, and this increases the chances of moisture-related problems like rot and mold later on. Water damage can seriously compromise the structural integrity of your building and cause you to fish out more money to pay for paint jobs and other repairs that can burn a hole in your pocket. Choose to replace your old windows to not be stressed about water damage.
Boost the resale value of your house.
Most people pass on installing replacement windows because it is “too much work” and “too expensive”. Granted, a contractor is not worth his salt if his installation is cheap since window replacement requires a hefty fee. This is, however, a small investment when it comes to the comfort of your family and the commercial price of your house. Families moving in almost always looking for good window installations, and you will get an appropriate return on your investment.
Your family’s comfort and safety should not be compromised for faulty and outdated window installations. On Star Windows & Doors provides professional installation, warranty benefits, and on-site cost estimates in accordance with the Ontario building code. We can help you choose your own windows that are aesthetic, smart, and convenient.