Updating the windows in your Riverside home can be a big investment. But, it can be a great way to cut utility bills and improve your energy efficiency, especially as winter’s cold weather approaches. These are the things you need to consider as you weigh updating the windows in your home.
If your home is older and you have wooden window frames, you probably spend a lot of time and money keeping them up. The city of Riverside underwent a major expansion in the 50’s and 60’s. Thousands of houses were built during that time, and many have wooden window frames. If you still have the original windows in your 50’s or 60’s built house, it may be time to consider and upgrade. Wood can rot and also needs to be painted on a regular basis. If you haven’t been able to keep up with the maintenance requirements of wood windows, the exterior of your home can look rather shabby. Cheap windows installed in some newer homes can also start looking worn in a short time, as well.
In either case, updating the windows in your Riverside home can give the exterior a fresher and more attractive look. Often older or low quality windows are not very energy efficient. If you are losing heat or cool air through gaps in the window frames, new windows can really help. Modern windows have better insulation to keep out the weather and better regulate the temperature of your home. They’re also better able to keep out noise.
Another important consideration when updating the windows in your Riverside home is security. Old windows are often hard to lock and easy to break. Newer windows have better security latches that are likely more durable and harder to break. However, regardless of security, strength and functionality, the look of the window may be your biggest concern, so make sure you choose one you like!
If you are thinking of having new windows installed, we have several glass and window companies we can recommend that do incredible work. There are even some exciting programs that allow you to make energy efficient upgrades with no money out of pocket! Check out this website for more information!
For more information on Riverside real estate, the housing market, and homes for sale- contact Graham and The Home Team at (951)534-9296, or email us.