If your current windows are not doing your home justice then you might be considering replacement windows. However, when do you know it is really time to make that investment? Is it when your old windows become drafty? Or is it when your windows begin to show their age and take away from the look of your home?
Both of these factors pose as major turning points where homeowners decide it is time for replacement windows—and understandably so. Replacement windows can greatly impact both the look and comfort of your home, and can offer various benefits, such as:
Old and damaged windows can be unsightly and detrimental to the appearance of your home. Whether you are after a modern, rustic, or transitional feel, consider window styles that would match the architecture of your home and your personal taste. Other factors to consider include customization options, such as frame color and finish, grids, decorative glass, and hardware.
Old and damaged windows can lead to unwanted drafts throughout your home. However, with energy-efficient windows installed, you can say goodbye to drafts and hello to a continuously comfortable interior temperature year-round.
When searching for replacement windows, energy-efficient features to look out for include:
- Gas fills between multiple panes of glass
- Stainless-steel spacers with moisture-absorbing desiccant beads
- Triple weatherstripping
- Low-E glass coating
Energy-efficient windows also have the ability to reduce stress on your HVAC system, which may lower your monthly energy expenses.
If you are interested in replacement windows for your Illinois home then contact the professionals at The Door Store. Our family-owned and -operated business has proudly provided homeowners with first-rate windows that are attractive, durable, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient.