Your Window Replacement Project – a Win-Win-Win Proposition

Window replacement options have exploded in the last few decades, a result of design improvements and changing technWindow replacement alternatives have expanded in the last few decades, As a result of architectural advances, design improvements and evolving technologies. Panorama Windows is proud to be the best window company in Hamilton, serving homeowners with the finest window replacement and entrance door installation services. Your old, tired windows represent a great opportunity to upgrade, with many features from which to choose. Today’s replacement window designs can provide superior energy efficiency, sound reduction capability, a plethora of attractive styles, and a significant financial rationale for the project. The result – a more comfortable interior environment for you and your loved ones, and a good renovation investment. Here’s a look at some of the benefits a window replacement project can bring to your home environment. 

Home Resale Value

A window replacement project can not only enhance your interior comfort, by stopping drafts, retaining heat and/or air conditioning, it also has a significant payback opportunity. Studies show that the cost of new vinyl windows can be recouped over 70% when a house is sold, making it a logical investment, the benefits of which can also be enjoyed by the homeowner up to the time they sell. The lesson here is – don’t wait until it’s time to sell your house to replace the windows; do it earlier and enjoy them in the meantime.

Home Security and Safety

New window technologies have allowed for improvements to locking mechanisms and the development of built-in sensor systems, which actually makes them part of your home security system. Replacing old, painted over or hard-to-open window assemblies is also a significant safety upgrade, in the event of an emergency such as a fire, when you need them to perform at their best.

Fewer Indoor Allergens

Today’s modern window designs include such features as between-the-glass blinds and shades.  This is a great way to keep the light out when you need it, and it eliminates the need for additional window coverings. Result: Reduced dust and allergens floating around your home, as well as less time needed to clean window coverings.  These newer systems also provide an added safety feature – between-the-glass blinds and shades are cordless, safe and out of the way from little hands or paws.

Home Comfort Benefits

Almost everyone has experienced what a drafty house feels like. One of the premier benefits of window replacement is the reduction of cold drafts and/or hot spots due to poorly performing windows.  Dual or triple pane window systems, containing argon gas, are an excellent inhibitor of heat transfer and ultraviolet rays into your home.  Your newly installed windows will also prevent air leakage with their tight seal. The end result is not only increased comfort but also reduced energy cost due to your new windows’ energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency

Let’s expand on this topic a bit.  While your newly replaced windows are hard at work improving your interior comfort and protecting you and your loved ones from the elements, they are also saving you money. They accomplish this by allowing your furnace and/or air conditioning system to work less hard. Modern wood window frames, fiberglass and vinyl window frames are all designed with energy efficiency in mind, reducing heat transfer and saving you money on heating and cooling costs.  It all adds up to a good return on investment in the long run.

Noise Reduction

Your window replacement project can also help you sleep more peacefully. Triple pane glass or double glazing Bristol window, coupled with insulating frames combine to significantly reduce noise transfer from outside, be it traffic, your neighbor’s lawn mower or just the outdoor hustle and bustle of the outdoor environment. Outdoor noise reduction can be a real plus to your indoor experience.

Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Many of today’s replacement window designs and configurations are striking in appearance. In addition to all the benefits listed above, their attractiveness can also improve the look of your home, from outside and also inside.  By picking out a colour to go with your existing scheme or by making a bold statement in contrast, you can pick a style and look that can dramatically increase your home’s curb appeal.

Low Maintenance Window Systems

The beauty of today’s window designs is that they are meant to be lower maintenance than in the past. Durability and attractiveness are factored right in; features such as between-the-glass blinds and shades make life easier for you. Long term performance goes into the planning so that once your window replacement project is complete, all you have to do is enjoy your new interior surroundings, knowing that your investment is a good one in more ways than one.

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Like any homeowner, your discretionary spending dollars are likely limited. When considering larger ticket renovation items for your house, a window replacement project should rank high on the list, based on the points listed above. Whether you are planning on selling or staying for a while, new windows can bolster your home’s value, while simultaneously addressing deficiencies which can impact your interior environment.  At the end of a day, a comfortable home is the best kind of home. A window replacement project can go significantly add to that comfort, in a cost-effective way.