6 Benefits of Vinyl Window Replacement for Your Charlotte Home
Your windows are a critical part of your home’s aesthetic and performance. When they begin to fail, your home could suffer from decreased curb appeal and higher energy bills. It’s critical to have multi-season windows that perform both in hot and cold months. As we experience both high heats and frigid temps in Charlotte, your home can benefit significantly from vinyl window replacement.
While you may think that all vinyl windows are the same and that all window installation companies are too, there are many differences in quality, cost, and efficiency. If your windows are no longer doing their job, check out these six benefits to upgrading your vinyl windows.
No more heat escaping!
Did you know that 10-25% of a home’s heat escapes through its windows? As your windows age, this can increase. If you can feel a draft when you stand near your windows, this is an immediate sign that your windows need to be replaced. New windows are much more effective at creating a tighter seal to reduce heat escaping.
Gain greater energy efficiency and save on energy bills
If your windows are more than 30 years old, they are likely single-pane glass. This type of window isn’t energy-efficient. Older windows that lack proper glazing aren’t keeping UV rays out of your home. This not only allows heat to be absorbed into your spaces but can also fade fabrics.
New windows use Low-E glass that helps keep the temperature in your home more consistent year-round. Choose a brand that is ENERGY STAR® certified for best results and a possible decrease in energy costs.
Open and adjust your windows as needed
If your windows no longer open, then it’s time to consider replacement. Older windows may fail in the frame or after years of swelling during temperature changes, may no longer be operable. If you have wood windows, years of painting them may have caused them to become sealed. Enjoy being able to open your windows for ventilation again with new ones.
Block outside noise
If your windows are closed, but you still hear outside noise, then they probably aren’t providing enough acoustic insulation. Sound Transmission Class, often referred to as STC, measures a window’s ability to reduce sound.
Generally, the higher the STC rating, the better sound control you can expect from a window and presumably the quieter the home. The typical STC rating of a single pane window is between 18-20. By comparison, a typical double-glazed window has an STC rating between 28-32. If this is an issue, it’s time for new windows.
Enhance your curb appeal
Do your windows look their age? Are they negating your curb appeal because they are worn out or broken? New modern vinyl windows will offer style and beauty, instantly boosting your curb appeal.
Take a look at one of our most recent window replacement projects using Simonton windows. This project is located in Harrisburg, NC.
Increase the value of your home
Replacing windows is one of the best upgrades you can make for your home in terms of ROI. In the latest cost vs value research from Remodeling Magazine, replacing windows in the Southeast can garner you an ROI of up to 72.3%. If you are considering selling your home or refinancing, this upgrade could go a long way.
Window replacement offers so many benefits for your Charlotte home. If you are struggling with windows that don’t work or perform anymore, then contact Belk Builders today to talk about options, pricing, and more. We’re a proud dealer of high-quality Simonton vinyl windows, a brand offers attractive, reliable, and affordable products.