Not Thinking About Your Home’s Windows? Here’s Why You Should Be!

Not Thinking About Your Home’s Windows? Here’s Why You Should Be!

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If there’s one thing we all look at when we go to view a new property, it’s the windows. How much natural light a property gets can be a game changer when it comes to whether we seal the deal or not. After all, as humans, we require a lot of Vitamin D – something we can only get naturally via exposure the sun’s UVB rays. Plus, having a light and sunny home just generally makes the whole place appear fresh and friendly. With that in mind, large, well-positioned windows are arguably one of the most important parts of our homes. But take a look at your own windows – are they doing the best job they can, and how do you know when it’s time for a change?

Sky-high energy bills

Is your house always absolutely freezing? Obviously, around this time of year, everyone’s properties get a little on the chilly side. But, if you’re having to put your central heating on from the moment you get up in the morning until you go to bed, there could be something wrong. If your windows are only single glazed, you could be losing around 20% of the heat from your home through them on a daily basis. This means you’re more likely to turn your heating up to the max, meaning more expense for you. Investing in double or even triple glazed windows means that you can keep the heat in your home for longer and you won’t need to spend so much money. Speaking to some professional Home Contractors can help you decide on the window remodelling plan for you.

Fading furniture/carpets

Now, as mentioned above, it’s always important to make sure we have a steady stream of natural light coming into the property, for both health and aesthetic reasons. But the phrase ‘too much of a good thing’ can also be applicable here. Continued exposure to high levels of UV rays can cause the colors on your furniture, soft furnishings and carpets to fade. We all know how expensive it is to replace any of these, and we purchase them with the intention of them lasting as long as possible. But, no one wants to have their curtains drawn all year round simply to avoid this happening. So if your property is in a sunspot, consider investing in windows which reflect the light back away from your home.

Cracked and aged windows

As with any part of our home, windows always look best when they are reasonably new. If you’ve lived in your property for many years and haven’t changed the windows, you might want to think about doing so. As well as increasing home security, windows can dramatically change how the exterior of your home appears, and can in some cases give it a completely new look. Or, if you’re thinking of selling your property, brand new windows could be the thing that cinches that potential buyer. It is believed that having new windows put in can help increase your return on investment by around 80%, so don’t hesitate to do so.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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