What Are The Benefits Of Replacement Windows?
Windows play an important role in your home’s comfort, appeal and energy costs. While the process of getting your windows replaced can be quite an investment, it’s a good idea to know exactly what you’re paying for when you buy high performing windows. High-quality replacement windows do eventually pay for themselves due to the added benefits that are incurred through many areas. Let’s quickly explore the six added benefits of replacement windows to your home.
Increased Kerb Appeal & Design
This is a no brainer. One of the first benefits of replacement windows is that they can drastically alter your home’s look and often make or break the homes kerb appeal. This is a really good opportunity to add character your home and transform the interior and exterior of your home simultaneously. Opting for windows that best suit your architectural style is key to creating that visual “wow” element for your house.
The interior design of your home can also be transformed to create a warmer and more comfortable vibe to any room with finely crafted replacement window designs that complement the interior decor.
Here at Marvin Architectural, the choice is endless when it comes to designing your dream windows. Our built around you philosophy gives you the tools to customise the window design, frame material, hardware, glazing and finishes. If you’re not in the market for replacement windows at the moment, why not check out our simple tips to adding kerb appeal to your home here.
Lower Energy Costs
Not all replacement windows are created equal. Low-quality windows can often be a weak link in any building which means that cheaper windows can be more costly than they first appear. Many low-quality replacement windows are constructed out of cheap materials such as uPvc and single glazing.
There are a number of components of a window that makes it energy efficient. It is important to make sure that your replacement windows consist of:
- Double or triple glazing
- Reflective coatings that will help block ultraviolet rays
- Thermal insulating gasses injected between panes
- Energy efficient framing materials such as timber or aluminium clad wood. Did you know that wood is a natural insulator due to being a warm material? Artifical materials take longer to warm up when they’re cold and thus are less energy efficient.
- Are installed by professional contractors who will make sure the windows are installed to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Energy Efficient Certifications such as CE Certification
If your replacement windows do consist of the above components your household will reap the financial savings for years to come and can cut your energy bills up to 38% per year.
Thanks to the technological advancements being practised in the window & door industry, many low maintenance options are available. Low maintenance replacement windows these days require less cleaning, are more durable to the natural elements and consist of longer product life spans. To learn more about Marvin’s ultimate low maintenance solution replacement windows click here.
Control Of Your Natural Daylight Entrance
Replacement windows offer a great opportunity to really plan and control the entrance of natural lighting into your home. It is a well-known fact that natural daylight enhances the aesthetic design of an interior room and the personal health benefits such as increased productivity, energy and general well-being.
A very popular way of increasing the entrance of natural light is to use less bulky frames often found on cheaper windows and opt for high-quality replacement window designs that consist of slim profile designs and flush frames.
Reduction Of Outside Noise
If you live near a busy road or in a noisy estate, replacement windows can offer an excellent noise reduction solution. There is also added privacy within the home too. Learn more about Marvin’s sound resistance solutions click here.
Increased Home Value
All these great benefits of replacement windows offer great unique selling points for your home if you’re looking to venture into the extremely competitive property market. Low maintenance, beautiful designs and energy efficient homes are often sought for by property buyers and are often willing to pay that little bit extra for their ideal homes.
To learn more about Marvin’s replacement solutions please click on the link below or contact us today for a free design consultation for your replacement windows.