If you’ve been thinking about replacing your residential windows and doors, now is a better time than ever. With a home intrusion occurring every 13 seconds, and 30% of all burglaries committed through open or unlocked residential windows or residential doors, you can never be too prepared. Here are some of the biggest reasons you should consider replacing your windows and doors today.
Safety – Consider how prepared you are in the event of an attempted break-in. No one wants to imagine being a part of a home invasion, but there are ways for you to be prepared. Looking into custom steel windows and steel doors can maximize your safety, while increasing the value of your home. (If you ever are involved in a home intrusion, use the panic button on your car keys to alert the intruder of your presence.)
Value – Installing new windows and doors can also help save you money. When you install Energy Star certified windows, you can save between $126 and $465 a year on your heating and cooling costs. Better windows allow for better insulation during those cold winter months, and during the summer, you can be sure that your air conditioning is going to stay inside the house where it belongs.
Design – Your home could always benefit from an upgrade. New windows and doors can help you draw attention to your existing decor, or give you the opportunity to achieve an entirely new look for your home. There are some steel doors that even have beautiful panes of decorative, reinforced glass, so you can be sure that you’ll have a beautiful, cost-efficient, safe entryway for your home.
No matter what your motive is, it’s never a bad time to replace your windows and doors. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!