The seasons are changing and with it, temperatures will finally get a little bit cooler. While the Florida winter isn’t known for freezing temperatures, the colder air can still affect you and your home. If you have older windows with bad seals you’ll be inviting in cold drafts and pests looking for a warmer place to hang out until spring.
Investing in newer windows is a great way to flip the coin on the alternative; increased energy and pest control costs. Here are 4 reasons you should consider replacing your windows sooner rather than later.
1. Improved Insulation
New windows are often made with materials that offer better insulation. They can have multiple panes of glass and are sometimes filled with insulating gases like argon or krypton. Additionally, the seals on older windows can deteriorate over time, allowing cold air to enter and warm air to escape. New windows will have intact, effective seals. Window frames can also be a significant source of heat loss. Modern frames are designed to be more insulating.
2. Advanced Technologies
Many new windows come with low-emissivity (Low-E) glass, which has a special coating to reflect infrared light, helping to keep heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer. Multiple glazing options can also increase the window’s insulating properties. This also leads to…
3. Increased Energy Efficiency
Many new windows are Energy Star rated, indicating that they meet specific criteria for energy efficiency. As a result, not only will your home be warmer, but you might also notice a reduction in your utility bills.
4. Climate Specific Solutions
Windows can be customized to perform optimally in specific climates, ensuring the best possible insulation for your particular location. Here in Florida, that means options like impact-resistant windows which not only help with insulation but also offer increased protection against extreme weather conditions, like hurricanes.
Investing in new windows can enhance the comfort, energy efficiency, and even the value of your home. Always consider seeking professional advice to choose the right type of windows that fit your specific needs.
Fortunately for you, ArmorGuard Exteriors of North Florida has got the answers to your window replacement questions. We can inspect your current windows and offer you suggestions on what windows would work best for you and your home. We also have a wide selection of styles that fit the personality of your home without sacrificing quality or protection. Give us a call at (904) 822-8450 and let us help you get the service you deserve!