Glass windows are a useful fixture in almost all homes. They allow for natural light filtration, improved air quality, heightened insulation, and much more. If your windows are old, however, they’ll likely not be doing as great a job as a newer product. We’ve put together this list of three great reasons why you should think about replacing the outdated glass windows in your home.
With the cost of living on the rise, electricity expenses are a growing concern. Without energy-efficient measures in place, you’ll likely cop heavy bills, especially if you use heating and cooling to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Older glass windows easily allow heat to filter through, raising the temperature in summer and allowing it to drop in winter. With good-quality glass windows, you can decrease the amount of heat transfer between the interior and exterior of your home and significantly reduce your energy usage. As your home will maintain a particular temperature for a longer period, this will cut down the amount of time you’ll spend using your heating or cooling system and will also reduce the amount you’ll be paying on energy.
2. Safety and security
If you’ve never replaced your glass windows and you have an older home, the chances are it won’t meet current Australian standards. If old glass breaks, it won’t shatter but will separate into sharp, large shards which can cause serious injury. In contrast, modern glass either shatters into small blunt pieces or maintains its form when it breaks. It’s now required that all new houses feature this type of glass.
Replacing your old window glass can also keep your home secure. As older glass is fragile, it’s easier for intruders to break in. Newer glass products are designed to be thicker and harder to break, effectively deterring intruders or thieves. Although there’s no requirement that older properties replace their window glass, doing so will improve your safety and security.
3. Increased property value
If you ever decide to sell your property, new glass windows can be an attractive feature for potential buyers, who won’t need to worry about making replacements themselves. Some buyers focus simply on securing a property and don’t factor in any pressing upgrades, so knowing that old glass will raise energy bills and the risk of injury or damage can be a turn-off. Improvements to your home’s energy efficiency will also be a great selling point for potential buyers – because why pass on an opportunity to save money and save the planet in the meantime?
Replacing your windows? Choose A.S.A.P Glass
If you need a reliable, high-quality glass replacement in your Brisbane or Gold Coast home, contact A.S.A.P Glass. Our trained, licensed glaziers are committed to the highest standard of workmanship and the safest procedures on every job. Our customers are our priority, and we ensure we complete all our work according to standards and requirements. We understand emergencies happen at the most unexpected times, and we’re on call 24/7 for quick, safe window replacements and repairs whenever you need them. Call us today on 1300 734 584.