8 advantages of new or replacement windows | Home improvement

Gone are the days of simple wooden frames with toughened glass. Today windows bring more than just light and air into a room. Advances in window technology offer homeowners numerous benefits, including noise reduction and improved energy efficiency, not to mention the multitude of features, options and window materials available to make a new or replaced window the perfect fit for your needs.

It’s no surprise that there is a cost associated with home improvement projects and upgrades, but homeowners can rest easy knowing that window replacement projects can have big payoffs. In fact, according to the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), new vinyl windows can return homeowners over 73 percent of the project cost on resale. * Some potential home buyers may turn away when they need to know the home window or are about to an exchange. If you’re still on the fence about updating the windows in your home, don’t wait until you’re ready to sell – enjoy the benefits of new windows while you live there – and then enjoy the return on your investment.

Improved home security and security

Windows that are difficult to open or painted are more than just a nuisance – they can pose a security risk, for example if someone tries to escape in the event of a fire. New operable wooden, fiberglass or vinyl windows not only offer homeowners fresh air, but the improved functionality can also benefit the safety of your family. Newer windows also offer advanced security options, including updated locks and security sensors that provide homeowners with added security.

Less dust and allergens

Modern window conveniences include blinds and blinds between the panes of glass. Securely tucked between the panes of glass in a window frame, these blinds and shades will stay dust-proof, helping to reduce the amount of allergens in your home and spending time cleaning your window coverings. As an added bonus, inter-glass roller blinds and roller blinds are cordless, making them safe and inaccessible to pets and children.

Help reduce cold drafts and hot spots in your home with energy-efficient, well-sealed new or replacement windows. Argon gas between the glass of double or triple glazing prevents heat transfer and reduces the amount of ultraviolet rays entering your home. Correctly installed new or replacement windows seal tightly with your home and prevent air leaks. Updated windows can help the conditioned air come in and make your living space consistently more comfortable, which ultimately helps reduce your energy bills.

Improved energy efficiency

New windows can also reduce the wear and tear on your stove and air conditioner, and help you save money by making your home more energy efficient. ENERGY STAR qualified windows help reduce operating costs, protect the environment and improve the overall comfort of your home.

Wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows are all available in energy efficient options. Wood is a natural material with low conductivity, which means that a wooden window frame has very little heat transfer and is naturally insulating. Fiberglass windows made from our patented five-layer fiberglass material can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, making them an excellent choice for different climates. And vinyl windows, made up of multiple insulating air chambers, help keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.

Studies have shown that exposure to noise can be harmful to our health. Fortunately, new or replaced windows help tackle the noise we live with every day by providing you with a more restful environment. Insulating frames and triple glazing can help reduce the noise from traffic, lawn mowers, and barking dogs. That means fewer naps and more rest for you.

New windows can dramatically improve the beauty of your home – inside and out. Wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows are available in a range of interior and exterior finishes to match your style and the style of your home. Increase the attractiveness of your curb with a striking black exterior window or make a colorful statement with a bright red exterior cladding. An updated exterior aesthetic will also help improve the overall value of your home.

Low maintenance solutions

Today’s windows are designed to be low-maintenance. Convenient features such as between-glass roller blinds reduce dust wiping and folding wings make cleaning easier in areas that were previously difficult to access. Spend less time cleaning and enjoy more time looking through your beautiful new or replacement Pella window.

Juliet Hadley is Marketing and Business Development Manager at Pella Windows and Doors of New England – Proudly Serving Maine and New Hampshire. Pella New England’s Lakes Region is located at 71 NH-25 in Meredith, NH.

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