Monday, October 24, 2011

Why Replace Your Windows?

Windows maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Windows keep the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer. To maximize the benefits of your homes windows, it is important to have well sealed, efficient, and double paned glass windows. The benefits of quality windows are endless, and may include rebates from your local utility or energy supplier and tax credits with the federal and local governments. Replacement windows improve the appearance and value of your home and save you money over the long haul.

1. Rebates from local utility companies may be given for new, energy efficient windows. For more information try contacting your local utility to obtain specific details on these energy incentives. Incentives may save you hundreds of dollars per year.

2. Utility bills often decline substantially with good quality windows. Quality windows ensure that your home uses less gas/electricity to heat your home. New windows will often pay for themselves in utility cost reductions alone.

3. Cracked and broken windows are dangerous year round but become even more dangerous once winter arrives, as the glass becomes brittle and cold. If you have children in the home, they are in great danger if they play or sleep in a room with old damaged windows. Poorly sealed old windows allow outdoor pollutants easier access to your home. Indoor air is already substantially more polluted than outdoor air. Poorly sealed windows only increase the pollution in your home.

4. Replacement windows are better for the environment. Windows that are energy efficient use less natural gas and electricity. Using less natural gas and electricity decreases greenhouse gases emitted into the environment, thereby protecting our planet from global warming.

5. Many old windows are made of dangerous materials. Old windows may contain lead paint or other hazardous materials. These materials are dangerous for children and adults alike. Upgrading your windows will not only reduce energy bills and enhance the appearance of your home, it may also protect your health.

6. Inefficient windows often leak. Leaking windows allow water to come into your home, both in front and behind the walls. Water is one of the most destructive forces in nature. Mold is a dangerous by product of moisture entering your home. Leaking windows can be detrimental to your family’s health and the resale value of your home.

7. Old windows are commonly single paned. Double paned windows lock out more moisture and cold than old, single paned windows. These old windows often freeze open or shut, and they feel icy to the touch. Single paned windows are known to develop frost on the inside of the window which increases the chance of breakage.

8. Old windows usually mean old sealing. Old sealing lets in moisture and leads to mold which puts your family and your home in danger. Mold can spread quickly throughout your entire home and in some cases has the potential to be life threatening.

9. Nations Home Remodelers, Inc. is offering Maryland residents substantial discounts on new energy efficient windows. See Nations Home Remodelers Special Offers for more information.

10. New windows are aesthetically pleasing. Whether you are renovating or painting the outside of your home, windows instantly perk up the aesthetics of your house.

11. The neighborhood kid is working on his pitching arm. Leaving you with a broken glass. At least now you have a new baseball.

If you are simply looking to enhance the safety, security and overall health of your home, new windows offer countless benefits. New windows will increase the value of the home and assist in obtaining a higher resale value, which is critical in today’s real estate market.

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