As humans, we often get accustomed to certain things—even those things that impact our lives in negative ways. For example, if you’ve been living in your home for a while, you may have gotten used to your old windows and doors. It may have bothered you at first that certain windows are difficult to open or that your sliding patio door comes off its track every once in a while, but you’ve just learned to live with it. However, some issues with windows and doors are more than just annoying—they could actually be costing you money or diminishing your quality of life.
Here are five reasons why you should consider replacement windows for your San Diego home:
You’re Noticing Drafts Coming through Your Windows
When you stand near your windows, can you feel a draft? Or do your window coverings get dirtier than you think they should, even though your windows are always closed? Your windows are letting in air and dust from the outside because there are gaps somewhere in or around your windows.
When you have drafty windows, it counteracts your home’s heating and cooling systems, causing you to have to run them longer just to keep your house comfortable. This means you are wasting money on your energy bills every month.
Sometimes, drafty windows can be fixed with some extra caulking around the frames, but other times, the draft is entering your home because your windows don’t shut properly any longer. Again, you can try to repair them, but many drafty windows are beyond repair and need replacing.
Your Glass Is Hot on Hot Days and Cold on Cold Days
On a hot day, if you touch your window’s glass from inside your home, does it feel hot? If it does, this means that your current windows are doing very little to keep out the outside temperatures. It likely means that your windows have only a single pane of glass. A pane of glass, on its own, has very few insulating properties.
On the other hand, replacement windows typically have several different features that help keep your home comfortable. For example, the replacement windows we sell at BM Windows have two panes of glass, and in between those panes is Argon gas and a warm-edge spacer which helps with insulation. The glass itself also has a special coating that reflects solar rays. When you combine all these features, you get windows that keep out the heat on hot days and the cold on cold days! New windows will make your home more comfortable without having to use your heater or air conditioner excessively.
You Hear Every Noise from Outside
When you’re sitting inside your home, do you hear every car, truck, or motorcycle that drives by? Do you get woken up on Saturday mornings by your neighbors mowing their lawn? Do you hear your neighbors arguing or their dogs barking when you’re trying to work from home or enjoy a peaceful night with your family? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to consider replacement windows with sound suppression technology built in.
For great sound suppression, we recommend replacement windows from Anlin. Anlin makes top-quality windows and patio doors, and their sound suppression technology is second to none. Currently, we are able to offer sound suppression as a free upgrade with the purchase of any Anlin windows and doors. (This is a limited time offer, however. Anlin is currently offering our company this upgrade for free because we are one of their preferred dealers, and we are passing the savings on to our customers. This deal could end at any time.)
Our customers love how their Anlin windows and doors keep out noise from outside their homes. They will tell us how they didn’t even realize prior to having their windows installed how much outside noise they were dealing with on a daily basis. They love how quiet their homes are now!
If you live on a busy street, near the airport or an elementary school, or if you just have loud neighbors, replacing your windows could be a game changer for your home life!
You Want to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Another reason to consider replacement windows is to improve your home’s curb appeal. This might not be the only reason you choose to change out your home’s windows, but it’s definitely a bonus! Replacement windows can improve a home’s look, giving it a newer, more updated feel. If you drive around older San Diego neighborhoods, you can typically tell which ones have new windows and which ones still have their original windows. The ones with new windows will definitely stand out!
When you go to sell your home at some point, you will likely get a better selling price if your home has better curb appeal than others on the market.
Your Windows and Patio Doors No Longer Lock Properly
Every window and patio door in your home should have a locking mechanism that works. If locks are broken, your home is not secure. If your windows are older, it may be difficult to find the parts to fix the broken locks. If you can, of course it would be cheaper just to have your existing windows repaired, but if the locks are broken, and any of the other things mentioned above apply to your windows and doors, you may want to opt for replacement.
Financing Available for Replacement Windows in San Diego
Once you’ve determined that you need replacement windows, then you have to figure out how to pay for them. We realize not everyone has the cash sitting around for a project like this. BM Windows has partnered with a reputable financing company that specializes in providing loans for home improvement projects just like this. Approvals are quick and easy, so you can start with the process of replacing your windows right away.
Contact us at BM Windows to schedule your initial appointment. One of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will come to your home and answer any questions you may have. They can also provide you with a quote on new windows for your home before they leave. You won’t be put under any pressure to sign a contract right away. We will give you all the time you need to consider your options and make a decision.