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Your Window of Opportunity: 4 Ways New Windows Can Improve Your Home

Buying new windows for your home may seem like more of a maintenance issue than an aesthetic improvement, but it can be both. This apparently simple change can also upgrade your home's value. If you are shopping for windows just to keep your home's indoor air comfortable, here are more ways that new windows can make your house even better.

Functionality

Use your home's windows to let in fresh air in good weather. When someone in the family has a contagious illness, airing out the house can help to reduce the risk of spreading it. If your current windows are rattling or have cracks, they are not doing their job to protect your home from outside air as well as keep insects from coming in. A new window installation for one or all of your rooms can make the windows more effective while eliminating the problems the original had.

Enhanced Value

If you are having your home appraised to apply for a home equity credit line or if you plan to sell your home, new windows will likely increase the value of your house. Windows that fit correctly in their frames, that open and close easily with secure locks, and that are easy to clean will increase your property's worth and impress prospective buyers.

Light and Air

A window's job is to let in comfortable outdoor air without letting pricy air-conditioned air from inside escape. Everyone loves a fresh breeze when the temperature is moderate. As mentioned above, fresh air can also be beneficial to the residents' health. Assuming that your home's windows are well placed in each room to admit sunshine and light by day, you may be able to use less energy-fueled lighting sources while relying more on outdoor light through your windows. That could reduce your electric bill as well as help to protect the environment.

Updated Style

Windows come in a full range of styles, sizes, and even shapes. Choose new windows that fit your home design to give it an updated but consistent look with the home's design. There are numerous styles of window coverings to consider, including vertical or horizontal blinds, valances, half-curtains, or drapes. Built-in electric blinds are another option. Some people leave their beautiful new windows uncovered. Decorative windows accent a room and are useful for holiday trim and décor.

When replacing your windows, you can think of them as the eyes of a home. They reflect the residents' taste and style. Shop for new windows with all these potential benefits in mind.

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