As one of a house’s most crucial components, windows provide both weather protection and a lot of curb appeal. Nevertheless, as windows get older, they can significantly increase your energy expenses, make your home look dated, and create other issues. There are numerous advantages to replacing your old windows with new ones, some of which you might not have thought of. Today on the blog, our team at Clinton Glass has compiled the top three unexpected advantages of replacing old windows.
1. Prevent Mold
Finding and fixing any leaks you have in your house is crucial to preventing mold because too much moisture creates an ideal environment for mold to flourish. Therefore, if your current windows have a damaged frame, broken glass, or loose or missing parts from the area around the window, they could be contributing to mold growth. Any air or moisture that can enter your house through a cracked or damaged window will upset the atmosphere there, making it easier for mold to establish a colony. On the other side, a well-functioning, quality window will stop air and water infiltration, making it much easier for you to control the humidity level.
2. Pest Control
Pests use any and all openings in your home to invade. If you suspect your windows are to blame for these unwanted guests, start by inspecting all of them to find any cracks or crevices. Attic and basement windows are often the main culprits and should be sealed with caulk, or replaced with new, energy-efficient ones. You’ll keep the pests out and use less energy all year round! You should also look for any damage or mesh gaps in your window screens. There shouldn’t be any gaps in the screen, and it should fit snugly over the full window opening.
3. Help Your Home Sell Faster
If you’re looking to put your home on the market this spring, a great way to help it sell is to replace your old, drafty windows with new ones. You can swap out your outdated windows for far more aesthetically-pleasing ones. In addition to improving curb appeal, new windows can improve the interior design of your home by letting in more natural light. When it comes to negotiating the price of a property, picture windows, bow or bay windows, and other modern replacement windows can greatly influence the outcome in your favor.
At Clinton Glass, we’re experts in replacing residential and commercial windows. Our team is both knowledgeable and skilled in making sure it’s done right the first time. To find out more about our services or to schedule your window replacement, contact us today at (860) 664-3711. Our team serves homeowners throughout the greater New London and New Haven, CT, areas.