The thought of replacing your windows can seem like a huge mountain to climb, but when necessity starts to outweigh inconvenience, you’ll need to be ready. So when is the right time to get new replacement windows?
When Your Windows Don’t Match Your Design
For some homeowners, looks are their top priority. Windows that have an undesirable design or are worn out, water stained, and chipped can really put a damper on a beautiful home. You want to select a window that complements your home’s style and character, while also performing at the high level you need it to. Going from a style that is outdated, to one that is fresh and specially chosen by you, can lift up your spirits every time you look out those windows.
When Your Windows Aren’t Safe
Yes, aesthetics are important, but let’s talk about practicality. Old windows that are falling apart, could pose a serious safety hazard that should take precedence in your home. If you reside in an older home, you could be in need of larger windows to comply with fire codes and provide you with a safe escape in the event of a fire. If your windows aren’t easily opened or aren’t code compliant, it may be time to think about replacement windows.
When Your Windows Don’t Create a Barrier
There are plenty of ways that windows create a barrier for your home. They don’t just help keep the heat or cold out, they also can protect your home from noise pollution and even flying debris in the event of a hurricane.
If the peaceful sanctuary that is your home turns into a noisy nightmare due to dogs barking, cars zooming down the street at high speeds, or dreaded noisy neighbors, you could be in need of some new replacement windows.
Recent advancements in technology have allowed windows to become tougher and more energy-efficient than ever. When choosing replacement windows for your Tampa home there are plenty of options to help create a barrier for your home. These include:
Low Emissivity (Low-E) Glass – Low-E, or as we call it, Florida-E, glass refers to glass with a special microscopically thin, virtually invisible layer of material on the surface of the glass which acts to reduce the amount of heat that can flow through the glass itself. It also helps filter out those harmful UV rays.
Impact Resistant Glass – This glass is great for extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes, because even if you attempt to break this glass with a baseball bat it may crack, but it will not shatter and spread glass shards all over the place. This helps protect your home from stray branches and doubles as a break-in deterrent.
Double Pane Glass – This type of window consist of two panes of glass with a spacer that separates them. The small space between provides extra insulation, which can be beneficial for energy-efficiency and reducing outside noise.
For more information on Tampa replacement window options or to ask any other questions you might have, please contact an FAS Windows & Doors expert by calling (877) 289-0825 or visit us at our Tampa showroom.