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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Need To Replace Your Windows? 3 Myths To Not Believe

by Bradley Castillo

If you need to replace a window or windows in your home, you will not want to let negative myths about the window replacement process hold you back from replacing your windows.

Myth #1: All Windows are the Same

First, many people wrongly believe the myth that all windows are the same. That is not true. There is a lot of variety when it comes to windows, and new windows can provide your home with new benefits. For example, the type of frame used on your home will impact its performance. Aluminum window frames are great for areas with strong storms, such as hurricanes, but not so great for areas with harsh, cold winters. Aluminum is strong but also transmits heat. Changing the frame around your window can change the performance of your window.

As another example, old single-pane glass is not designed to reduce heat transfer, protect against ultraviolet rays, or cut down on outside sound. New double- and triple-pane glass can reduce heat transfer, filter out harmful ultraviolet rays, reduce the transmission of sound, and increase the safety of your home. The new windows you install, based on the type of frame and glass you choose for your windows, will operate and function differently than the old windows you have installed in your home.

Myth #2: New Windows Will Not Impact Your Energy Bill

Second, many people wrongly believe that installing new windows will not have an impact on their energy bill. This is not true.

If you are replacing older windows with newer windows, your new windows will be designed to be more energy-efficient and less drafty. They are also going to help with heat transfer through the window. As a result, new windows can help to reduce your energy bill, especially if you pair them with newer, well-sealed doors as well. New windows, along with other energy-efficient upgrades, will help to reduce your energy bill.

Myth #3: Replacing Your Own Windows Is the Way to Go

Third, there are lots of things you can do around your home. However, replacing your windows should not be one of them. Replacing your windows is something that you should let a professional handle. An improperly replaced window can lead to water leaks and serious damage to your home, which is why you want to let a professional replace your windows for you.

When it comes to replacing your windows, don't let old myths hold you back. Newer windows will offer you benefits that your older windows just can't offer you, such as lower energy bills, less draftiness, and a quieter home. However, installing new windows is a task best left to professionals to ensure everything is sealed properly and that your home is protected and safe. Reach out to a window replacement service to learn more.