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How Old Windows Can Hurt Your Home

A lot of hard work goes into maintaining a home. Most homeowners view the money they spend on updating certain parts of their residence as a worthy expense. Selecting the right home improvement projects is only possible if you do an extensive inspection of your residence. 

A recent study found that over 15% of American homeowners will spend up to $10,000 on home improvement projects this year. If the windows in your home are old, it is only a matter of time before they start to cause problems. Some homeowners fail to realize that old windows can hurt a home in a variety of different ways. Here are some of the ways the old windows can negatively affect your home. 

The Dangers of Untreated Glass

Old windows tend to have the rustic appeal some homeowners love. However, these windows also feature outdated and untreated glass. Modern window glass is usually coated with substances designed to block out harmful UV rays. The untreated glass in your old windows will be unable to block out harmful UV rays, which can create lots of problems. 

If direct sunlight is allowed to shine on your furniture or walls all of the time, it is only a matter of time until these items start to fade. Failing to control the amount of natural light entering your home can also lead to indoor temperatures rising. This is why replacing your old windows is a good idea.

Old Windows Allow Air To Escape 

As a homeowner, you have to operate on a tight budget to avoid financial hardships. When trying to create an accurate budget, you need to estimate monthly utility bills. If the estimates you make for your energy bill are too low, you will have to come up with the extra money needed to pay this bill. Identifying the problems causing this rise in monthly energy costs is crucial. 

If you have multiple outdated windows in your home, then they is probably a lot of air to escape. When the air cooled by your HVAC unit escapes, this system has to work harder to maintain the right indoor temperature. HVAC units that are overworked will use far more energy. Instead of allowing this common problem to persist, you need to have new windows installed

Old Windows Negatively Affect Curb Appeal

Most homeowners work extremely hard to maintain a high level of curb appeal. When approaching your home for the first time, most people will take notice of the condition of your windows. If the windows on your home are old or damaged, your curb appeal will suffer. The lack of curb appeal can make selling a home nearly impossible. 

This is why you need to realize just how important it is to replace old and damaged windows. The cost of these new windows will be worth it, considering the curb appeal boost they provide. 

Are some of the windows in your home old and damaged? If so, ABC Windows and More can help you replace them.