Being a grown up is hard work. There is literally so much stuff that no one mentions you will need to take care of when you finally own your own home. Once you get your first heating bill you’ll have probably understood why your Mum went around the house turning off the radiators behind you when you were a child. Replacement windows are something that will need considering at some point if you own a home, but the good news is there are loads of benefits to replacing your windows and they can make your house go from looking just ‘nice’ to looking incredible.
Replacing your windows will reduce your heating bill
Like everything in a home, windows get old and become less effective. Even if they look fine externally if they are old there is a chance there will be some sort of draft coming through you may not be aware of. Replacing windows can seem like a costly exercise but it is better seen as an investment. You’ll reduce your heating bills in the long run and become more energy efficient – which is great for the environment.
Decreased fading of upholstery and carpets
Again, a huge adult secret that no one tells you about. Sunlight can actually fade things like your sofa and carpets. Seriously, who knew?
Getting replacement windows means that you will be getting windows with a higher UV protection than your previous set, as it will be likely they were installed a few years ago. This means you can protect your upholstery from sunlight and keep it looking nice.
They will make your house look nicer
I remember, back in the day when I used to sell windows. Some people still had wooden windows because they couldn’t get UPVC ones that fitted in with the style of the house, and some people still had aluminium ones because “they liked them”. If you find a good enough company, anything they make for you in UPVC they will make for you in wood or aluminium if this is your preference or offer a UPVC alternative that doesn’t ruin your houses style.
A nice way to extend your living space as well as improving the look of the outside of your home is to get some bifold doors like the ones offered by https://www.directbifolddoors.com/. Unlike standard patio doors – bifold doors open up the whole length of the wall you have had them fitted in to. This means when the weather allows it you can open them up to allow seamless integration between your home and garden. This is also a good way of making the room the doors are in look a lot bigger. Even if you can’t open them because they are glass they will let light in and you will be able to see out. A lot of people get these for rooms that are usually dark that they have no other way of brightening up, and they look amazing.
This post was written in collaboration with Three Counties Ltd.