If the windows in your home are more than 15 years old, it could be time to replace them. Even if they seem to be functioning properly, old windows can be taking a toll on your wallet. Many older windows are made of untreated, clear glass, which acts as an open door for UV rays. Just as these rays can damage unprotected skin, they can also damage the interior of your home. Over time, UV rays can cause carpet, artwork and window treatments to discolor and deteriorate. Replacing and repairing these items has the potential to be extremely costly.
Windows serve as insulators for your home. If the windows are old, the sealants may not be able to keep warm and cool air in or out of your home. If you feel a different temperature when you are near your windows, it is likely the windows are doing very little to insulate your home, causing your energy bill to be much higher than necessary.
In addition to producing drafts, aged sealants can also cause leaks within your home. Not only will leaks lead to water damage on your windowsills and walls, but they can also attract insects. Exterminating insects or replacing drywall due to water damage or mold can have a large impact on your wallet.
For information on how to replace your windows, watch this video.Tags: Home Improvement