Windows are a very important part of your home. They help to insulate you from the weather, let in natural light, and offer a view to the outside. If your windows are aging, you can benefit greatly by replacing them with new ones. Window technology has improved tremendously over the years, with increases in efficiency, design, and performance. See what you can gain by replacing your windows.

Energy Efficiency
Old windows are more likely to be drafty, letting in hot or cold air, depending on the season. New window frames can help prevent air leaks. Today’s windows also can be insulated, glazed, and filled with gas to prevent heat gain and loss. The end result is a more energy efficient home and savings on your monthly energy bill.

Noise Reduction
You may not realize it, but windows play a big role in blocking outside noise from entering the house. If you live in a city or busy area, triple-paned windows can help keep the noise down and provide peace and quiet in your home.

Better Curb Appeal
Cracked, sagging, or discolored windows age a home pretty quickly. With new windows you can immediately improve the appearance of your home. And remember, you don’t have to stick with the same type of windows you currently have. If you’ve always wanted a bay window or love the look of modern window frames, you can make the switch when you update your windows.

Protection from UV Rays
Just like UV rays are bad for your skin, they are also bad for your belongings. UV rays are responsible for fading couches, floors, carpets, photos, and more. New window coatings can limit the amount of UV rays that enter the home, preserving your household items. 

A Safer Home
Old windows often have issues locking, which can pose a safety risk to the home. In addition, the frame may be weak, and the glass may be thin. New windows are made with stronger frames and multiple panes—along with easy to operate locks— which will allow you to feel safer in your own home.

Increased Home Value
Updating your windows always increases your home’s value. If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, investing in new windows now will pay off later, and you’ll get a great return on your investment.

Atkinson’s Mirror and Glass offers an extensive selection of window offerings and has a knowledgeable staff ready to help you choose the right windows for your home. To learn more about updating your home’s windows call us at (208) 375-3762 or get in touch with us online.