5 Reasons to Replace Your Windows Before Winter

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Winter is coming to Kansas City, and here at Rolox Home Service, LLC, we want our customers to be prepared for the cold weather. If you’ve been thinking about getting your home’s windows replaced, it’s the perfect time to get this home improvement project done before the snow starts to fall.

Whether your windows are damaged, broken, or just old, your home window replacement can keep the cold air out and ensure your house is comfortable for you and your family. Let’s take a look at some reasons why you should consider replacing the windows in your home sooner rather than later.

1.    Money and Energy Savings

Having your windows replaced now can be a big money and energy saver later. One of the main reasons you end up with air leakages in your home is because of your windows, especially if they are old, cracked, or damaged. You will notice these air leaks more prevalently in the colder months.

Any frigid air that leaks into your home makes it harder for your heating system to keep the inside temperature warm and comfortable. Your heating system will have to work harder, raising your utility bill and leading to an uncomfortable home.

Instead of wasting extra money and energy, consider a window replacement for your home. New energy-efficient windows help regulate your home’s indoor temperature, meaning less wear and tear on your heating system in the long run.

Any season is the right season to replace your home’s windows if they aren’t doing their job. However, you may be able to save more money if you decide to replace them during the colder months.

2.    Protection Against the Cold

New replacement windows will help protect your home and family against the cold of winter. If there are cracks or gaps in the caulking around the windows, you may experience cold air and moisture leaking into your home. Worn or torn weatherstripping will also make it difficult to prevent cold air from coming into your home.

As a homeowner, you and your family will experience a lot of discomfort if your home cannot maintain a comfortable temperature and cold air leaks in all the time.

3.    Eliminate Potential for Broken Windows

Not only can leaks in your windows decrease your home’s interior temperature, but they can also lead to water damage when it rains or snows. Moisture leaking through windows can damage the window itself and surrounding areas, including draperies, carpet, and nearby furniture. It’s best to get leaking windows replaced before a big snowstorm hits.

Older windows are almost more prone to breaking when it’s cold outside. Sub-freezing temperatures make glass more brittle, and older window frames can warp from temperature fluctuations and moisture. In extreme cases, this may cause the glass in your window to break, posing a serious hazard to you, your family, and any pets.

4.    Mold and Mildew

When moisture builds up on poorly insulated windows, mold and mildew can grow. Mold is not only unpleasant to look at, but it can be harmful to breathe. This worsens the air quality in your home and poses a health risk to your family.

Although it may seem that one or two smaller patches of mold aren’t a big deal, they can be a warning sign that a larger problem is occurring. If you ever see mold beginning to grow in or around your windows, it’s best to get them replaced as soon as possible. If you have family members with asthma, allergies, or other health problems, mold and mildew can lead to serious health problems.

5.    Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

You may not think that older windows are that noticeable, but damaged windows may cause prospective home buyers to turn away. Brand new replacement windows can make a huge, positive impact on the appearance of your home, as well as function better in the long run.

Avoid having your home looking shabby and replace your windows to boost its curb appeal and property value. New windows also reduce the risk of fogging and condensation, so if you aren’t selling your home, you’ll be able to enjoy a clear view of the winter landscape and snowfall.

Rolox Home Service, LLC can perform residential window replacement anywhere within 120 miles of both the Kansas City and Wichita areas. We offer window customization, professional window installation, and financing options to fit your budget. Contact us today at 816-216-7320 in Kansas City and 316-942-7070 in Wichita.

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