Getting replacement windows in San Jose, CA before winter comes in full force can do wonders for your home and for your wallet. There are many practical reasons why you should have replacement windows installed in your home before the full force of winter arrives.
One practical reason is that old and damaged windows often allow cold air to come into your home and they allow heat to escape outdoors. You will see this problem reflected in your winter energy bills as your heating system will have to work more to try to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home.
Even if your older windows are not letting heat escape through cracks and gaps, they are likely single pane windows that are not energy-efficient and should be replaced. Older single pane windows were not constructed to conform to Energy Star standards for energy efficiency, so while they do offer some protection from the cold, they don’t have the insulating qualities that new replacement windows have.
Additionally, your older windows are likely single hung windows, which don’t offer you the safety and ease of cleaning that double hung replacement windows will. With single hung windows, only the bottom sash of the window can be raised and lowered for ventilation.
This can present a potential safety hazard for young children who may be playing near the window or sitting on the window sill. If they slip or lean too far toward the outside, they can potentially fall out of the window, which could result in serious injuries or death.
With double hung windows, on the other hand, both the top and bottom sashes of the window can be raised and lowered. You can ensure the safety of your children and ventilate your house by lowering the top sash of the window, keeping the lower sash closed and protecting your children from potential falls and injuries.
Double hung replacement windows are also easier to clean than single hung windows. With single hung windows, you have to clean the inside of the windows inside the house and then you have to go outside to clean the outside of the windows. Double hung replacement windows tilt in so that you can clean both the inside and outside of the window from inside the house.
Another practical reason to have replacement windows installed before winter is because the weather is not yet so cold that everyone will be shivering while the windows are replaced. We do our replacement window installations as quickly as possible and we do everything we can to keep cold air limited to the room we are working in, but it is still less energy efficient than installing replacement windows in the fall.
Older windows naturally attract mold and mildew because of their long-term exposure to precipitation. As windows age, those mold and mildew spores can spread inside your home and pose potentially serious health risks to you and your family.
A final reason why you should consider getting replacement windows before winters is that the holidays are just around the corner. Replacement windows will be a beautiful addition the to festive decorations that you adorn your house with and they will make your truly glow and shine throughout the holiday season.
To learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.