8 Reasons to Replace Your Southern California Windows Now
Summer is here, and for many of us that means warmer weather, longer days, and a chance to focus on planning home improvement projects.
If you are considering replacing your windows, now is a good time to do it. Duncan Newman, president of Newman Windows & Doors, shares some of the reasons why.
Window Replacement In Southern California – Now Is The Time To Act, Here’s Why
1. You save money on your energy bill.
Here in Southern California, we have one of the highest energy prices in the country and it continues to rise.
Energy-efficient windows and doors can help you save money on your energy bill and keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Newer, more efficient windows can help reduce your energy costs by as much as 30%.
How can you save so much on your energy bill by replacing your windows? First, double-paned windows with Low-E (short for Low Emissivity) coatings help keep heat in during the winter and out in the summer. This means your home is more comfortable all year round and you depend less on your air conditioning or heating.
Using window materials such as vinyl or fiberglass frames can also stop heat and cold transfer.
Duncan says, “It also blocks an incredible percentage of UV rays from entering your home, causing heat damage in carpets, furniture, and window treatments.”
A good reason to replace your windows and doors now is simply to protect your home against the summer heat and the winter cold.
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2. Prepare your home for sale
If you’re planning to sell your home in the next few years, now’s a great time to get a jump on the projects you’ve been putting off.
Replacing your windows and doors is a great way to make your home more attractive and valuable. It’s one of the first things buyers will notice, and it can make a big difference in how they see your home in the offset.
By kickstarting home projects, you can more effectively sidestep any supply chain issues and ensure your home is in top condition when you’re ready to take your home to the market.
3. It’s a good time to freshen up your space
Modern-looking windows with new windows can immediately make a difference in the look and feel of your home.
Duncan says, “Replacement windows and doors, new windows and doors can make an incredible difference in a house that is 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 years old. When you think of aluminum, silver windows in your house, all they say is that I’m old and tired.”
Here at Newman, most installations can be completed in just one day! We pride ourselves on avoiding all the usual hassles associated with a home improvement project.
4. Improve security and peace of mind
One of the best reasons to replace your windows is for safety. If your home has older windows, they may not have the latest locking mechanisms. This can put your family and property at risk. (And no, your tried-and-true stick-in-the-track solution isn’t as secure as you think!)
If you live in an earthquake-prone area, it’s important to make sure your windows are earthquake-resistant. Many of the newer windows on the market are designed to withstand seismic activity.
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5. Reduce noise pollution
If you live in a busy area or on a main road, chances are you are familiar with the sound of traffic noise. If you have older windows, they may not be very good at blocking unwanted noise.
New windows with thicker glass can help reduce the amount of noise coming into your home, making it quieter and more peaceful.
6. Be prepared for holiday gatherings
Are you planning to have family friends over for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? If that’s you and you’re considering replacing your windows or patio doors, now’s the time to get started.
Duncan says: “As you may know, there have been supply chain issues that have been plaguing us for the past few years. And most window and door manufacturers have delivery times of around 16 to 18 weeks. In layman’s terms, that’s four and a half months.”
To complete your project in time for any holiday gatherings, you’ll want to get the ball rolling now in the summer months.
7. Make your home more comfortable
Do you constantly need to adjust your thermostat to combat hot or cold spots in your home? If so, your windows can contribute.
Older windows can cause drafts and temperature fluctuations. This is because they don’t fit into their frames as well as newer windows. This allows them to seep hot or cold air into your home, making it less comfortable.
Duncan says: “Especially as we get older, we spend more time at home. We feel the cold more and we suffer more from the heat. So installing double glazed windows and doors, vinyl frames and fiberglass frames will equalize the temperature control and comfort you live in with your home.
8. Take advantage of special window discounts
If you’ve been thinking about replacing your windows or doors but haven’t yet taken the plunge, summer is a good time to do it.
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So if you are considering replacing your windows, now is the perfect time to do it. You will enjoy the many benefits that new windows have to offer.