When planning a window replacement project, you may not consider your old basement windows. Yet these old basement windows actually play a large role in your home’s comfort, security, and structural integrity. When considering the project, installing new basement windows is a smart decision.
Intruders will often target the basement windows when trying to enter your home. Old basement windows often have only one thin pane of glass, which is easy to break. New basement windows have thicker panes of glass, which will make them much less desirable as an entry point for intruders.
Moisture can enter your basement through cracks and gaps in the seal of your old basement windows. The moisture can make your basement feel damp, as well as promote mold growth. If you ignore this moisture issue, it may begin to impact your basement walls, floors, and anything you have stored in your basement. Replacing your old windows with new basement windows will help prevent this moisture and development of mold. New basement windows will be properly fitted and sealed, removing any cracks or gaps.
Many new basement windows are made with insulated glass. Insulated glass has many benefits. Your energy bills will be much lower when you replace your basement windows. New basement windows will keep the outside air out and the inside air in. You will likely notice a difference in the temperature of your basement almost immediately when you install new basement windows.
Old, rusted, and dirty basement windows do impact your curb appeal. When people look at your home, they will notice if your basement windows are an eyesore. Basement window wells also contribute to the issue, as they can not only rust, but fill with leaves, debris, and are prone to weed growth. New basement windows will enhance the curb appeal of your home. Many new windows options are low maintenance and will continue to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home for years, since rust and rot will no longer be a problem. If you are planning to sell your home any time in the near future, new basement windows will help make your home look finished and well cared for. A well-maintained home is very appealing to potential buyers.
When you are choosing new basement windows, there will be many options that are low-maintenance. Some styles for new basement windows require nothing but occasional cleaning of the glass. Since basement windows can be hard to access, low-maintenance is a benefit that will make many homeowners happy.
Old, damaged, and outdated windows in the basement are a drawback to your home’s curb appeal as well as comfort. Replacing your old basement windows will make your basement brighter, more comfortable, and safer. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today for a virtual appointment to discuss all of your basement windows options. You’ll be pleased to know that we only offer high quality materials installed by an experienced, knowledgeable, and highly trained team.
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