our customers love their new windows, and not for the reasons you think!
Bringing daylight into your home might be the most visible benefit of your windows, but it certainly isn’t the only one. Our window replacement customers have been discovering the perks of their new windows in all sorts of ways! If you think your windows simply open and close, think again. Here are nine features to look for when buying replacement windows:
#1. Protection From the Elements
When daylight comes in and the rain stays out, your windows are performing only their very basic functions. Did you know your windows can, and should, do a whole lot more? For example, Thermostat glass lets daylight in while keeping out more heat than other windows. Known as “thermally balanced glass,” SolarTech reflects heat away from the home during the summer, while letting it pass through the glass in the winter. ImproveIt uses SolarTech glass along with Solar Gold spacers and T-Core insulated frames to boost the protection from the elements even more. In addition to keeping unwanted radiant heat from penetrating the glass, the windows also help stop heat from conducting through the frame and into your home when you want it to stay outside.
#2. Never a Draft or Drip
Of course, the elements don’t stop with heat and sunlight. Windows protect your conditioned space from the nasty weather outside. One way we achieving this is by insulating and air-sealing around windows during installation. Most replacement window companies don’t do this, but ImproveIt knows it’s essential. Our Air-Tight Installation method ensures you’ll never have to worry about cold drafts or moisture intrusion around your window openings.
#3. Lower Utility Bills
When your windows are working hard, the rest of your house can take a break. Did you know that nearly a third of household energy costs (like heating and air conditioning bills) can be attributed to inefficient windows? Energy–efficient replacement windows are a smart way to reduce your energy bills, and we’ve heard time and again how impressed our customers are by the energy savings they see.
Nancy M. from Chillicothe, Ohio, says her new windows “have made a big difference in my heating/AC bills.” Keith C. from Columbus agreed, saying his family’s utility bills are “down considerably” from prior to replacing their windows. But Jenn D. from Columbus may have the most dramatic story of all: “When they said [our new windows] will cut bills down, they weren’t lying,” she says. “Our electric bill went from almost $100 a month to less than $20 a month!”
#4. No More Faded Furnishings
Did you know that energy–efficient glass doesn’t just reflect heat? It also protects your interior furnishings from UV exposure. Unlike other windows that only provide two layers of UV protection, ImproveIt windows feature three coating layers that keep damaging UV rays from reaching your carpets, wood floors, upholstery, and draperies. If you’ve ever moved a rug or coffee table and discovered that the floor around your furnishings has faded, you’ll know how important this feature is.
#5. Easy Lift & Slide
When the weather is beautiful, there’s almost nothing better than opening all the windows in the house and enjoying the fresh air. If your windows are broken, stuck, painted shut, or otherwise don’t operate properly, you’re missing out! High-quality replacement windows are designed to open and close smoothly and easily. Even with robust frames and sashes that offer exceptional structural integrity, they shouldn’t feel heavy or hard to operate.
Gary M. from Etna, Ohio learned the benefits of an easy-to-use window first-hand when his new ImproveIt windows were installed. “Our favorite is the casement window above the kitchen sink,” he says. “It was a real struggle leaning over the sink and trying to raise the [old] window up – a few inches is all it would go. With our new window we can open the entire window with a few cranks of the handle. It’s a simple matter now to open and close all our windows. We call them ‘finger windows’ because they all open with a single finger! Impossible with our old windows.”
#6. The Gift of Choice
Gary’s family also took advantage of the opportunity to try a new window style over their kitchen sink, thanks to the wide selection available from ImproveIt. Besides popular double-hung windows, ImproveIt offers slider windows that open horizontally, as well as casements that open outward with the turn of a handle. Bow and bay windows are beautiful options* for adding both daylight and a sense of space in a room, while garden windows do the same on a smaller scale, providing a shelf for herbs and plants or family photos and other trinkets.
#7. Security at Your Fingertips
Most new replacement windows make safety and security easy to manage. ImproveIt windows feature locks that are easy to operate on any window style. Additionally, our double-hung and slider windows feature security stops that prevent the window from opening more than a few inches. Both features are great for adding a little extra security to your home. Learn more about how your windows can be one of the most important safety features in your home.
#8. Amazing Curb Appeal
Whatever style you choose, new windows make an immediate impact on your home’s curb appeal and the style of your home’s interior. ImproveIt windows are available in five interior finishes and four exterior finishes to suit any color palette combination. If you’re looking for a real pop of color, a bold accent, or specific shade to complement your home, ImproveIt customers can choose a custom color from our Sherwin-Williams color palette.
#9. Lifetime Performance
The best windows are the ones that keep offering all these benefits year after year. If your current windows are out of warranty or you’re considering replacement windows with fewer features than you deserve, you’re missing out on some important protections. ImproveIt’s true lifetime warranty covers labor, broken glass, broken seals – everything you could want to protect a high-quality window. What’s more is the warranty can be transferred to a new homeowner if you ever sell your home, so you can extend the protection for the true life of the window.
Your windows are some of the hardest working parts of your home
And ImproveIt windows maximize every feature so you get the best of the best. Our expert project consultants can help you understand what to look for when buying replacement windows, will explain why we only offer one grade of window (no good, better, best options to sift through), and can suggest the best window type for each room in your home.
Learn more about our best-in-class window today!
*All ImproveIt windows have a minimum and maximum size. Bay and bow windows require additional framing and structural support.