Windows and doors are not a part of your home that you probably spend a lot of time thinking about until something goes wrong and the freezing winter air in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg starts pouring into your personal space; but maybe you should. That’s because windows and doors are so much more than simply coverings to the openings to your property. They can have a significant impact on your property in numerous ways and it’s vital that they are kept in good condition and replaced when necessary. If you’re wondering whether the window replacement you’re contemplating is “worth it,” or if you should invest in the entry doors that you’ve been meaning to buy for months, keep reading and you might find that your mindset shifts somewhat.
Why Keeping Your Home’s Windows and Doors in Top Condition is Essential
Most parts of your home only have a single role to fulfil, but windows and doors have several. Here’s why it’s so important that they’re kept in pristine condition and that you don’t put off replacement or maintenance when it’s necessary:
- Aesthetic Impact On Your Home – No one can deny how big of an affect that windows and doors have on the appearance of your property. Not only are they parts of the home that are clearly visible from the exterior, but they occupy a considerable surface area of that exterior. Poorly maintained windows and doors can make the entire property look worn and aged, while those in peak condition attract compliments. Hence the reason why estate agents will often recommend a thorough clean and a new coat of paint on window and doors when preparing a property for sale.
- Maintain a Comfortable Environment – Your home is your own personal retreat from the outside world and you have a right to expect a certain level of comfort. Your property´s windows and doors should prevent cold air from entering during the winter and warm air from entering during the summer, thus ensuring a pleasant temperature indoors and not forcing your home´s heating systems into overdrive to achieve the same result.
- Ensure Your Safety – Windows and doors aren’t there just to “look pretty” and keep your home warm though; they are also tasked with keeping unwanted intruders out. Personal safety is of the utmost importance and high on many peoples’ list of priorities nowadays, and windows and doors paired with advanced locking systems will protect the most vulnerable parts of your home.
- Large Potential Savings – We’re referring to the environmental and financial savings that windows and doors can provide when in good condition. As already mentioned, windows and doors can prevent HVAC systems from having to work so hard and have been found to reduce bills by as much as 25 percent. But that doesn’t just produce a personal financial benefit; it lowers your carbon footprint and helps to protect the environment too.
About Weather Pro Windows & Doors
Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.