It may be autumn, but the weather in the Greater St. Louis region is frequently unpredictable. You may think you’ll get to enjoy those cool, breezy fall days for weeks to come when suddenly an errant cold front whips through and dumps half a foot of snow on your front porch in November. Weather here can be fickle like that, but that doesn’t mean your home has to bend to its whims, especially your windows. If you’re tired of feeling colder and seeing the condensation trickling down the old panes, it might be time to replace your windows.
Here are 4 reasons why you should replace them now before winter rolls in:
Beat the Winter Weather
No one likes being cold in the frigid months of the year. By replacing your windows now, you can stay warmer for longer and better regulate your indoor temperature. Besides, beginning this project in the winter doesn’t just leave you out in the cold – it also opens your home to the elements, which could interfere with construction or even cause delays on installation. Strike now while there are fewer storms and the mercury is still above freezing.
Savor Autumn Now
There’s still plenty of fall left to enjoy, and updated windows can help you relish every last bit before winter arrives. Old windows can be difficult or even impossible to open, but an upgrade can allow you to easily bring in some fresh autumnal breezes in your home. Newer windows such as double-hung windows, traditional sliders, and others are also much easier to clean, which will make seasonal tidying up less of a chore!
Keep it Quiet Inside
Fall is the favorite season in the nation, which means that many of your neighbors may be outside celebrating (or working on outdoor projects). From noisy leaf blowers and lawnmowers to the obtrusive sounds of hammering, the sounds of the season aren’t always pleasant. Replacing your old windows, fortunately, will work wonders at silencing the noise outside. If you really want to keep your home as quiet as your neighborhood library, we suggest choosing multi-pane windows or windows with laminated glass.
Save Money Right Now
Do you know how much energy (and hard-earned income) you’re losing through your old windows? You might be surprised to find out. On average, a home loses up to 30% of its heating and cooling energy through leaky windows. Lost energy ultimately equates to less money in your wallet. When you upgrade them to energy-efficient windows, you’ll lower your heating bills and stay warmer. In fact, according to a recent study from Energy Star, you may even save as much as $465 a year.
There are several ways you can fix your leaky window situation for the time being, but if you want to stay warm, save money, and truly savor all of the seasons, then you should consider upgrading to new energy-efficient products. Call your friends at Ferguson Roofing today to get started! You can reach us at (314) 521-6917 in Missouri and at (618) 212-1912 in Illinois.