Even though your basement windows are much smaller and less visible than the rest of the windows, they play a crucial role in the energy efficiency throughout your home. And even though they may go unnoticed to you, from the outside they can also contribute significantly to the overall curb appeal and resale value of your home.
Here are just a few good reasons to why the condition of your basement windows is important.
It’s no surprise that old windows can drastically increase the need for energy consumption throughout your home. Over the years, as moisture and age begin to deteriorate the condition of old basement windows and frames, they become common culprits for air leaks and heat loss. By replacing your basement windows, you can improve the energy efficiency throughout your entire home.
Shield Against Moisture
The basement is one of the most vulnerable areas in the home. Since it is the foundation of the structure, it is prone to moisture damage and mould if proper precautions are not taken. Old, worn windows that have endured moisture damage in the past can begin to rot and weaken, which in turn may allow moisture to enter your basement more easily. Having newer, insulated windows that can keep out the weather elements and are sufficiently sealed against moisture can help ensure that your home isn’t susceptible to mould.
Curb Appeal and Resale Value
If you’re planning on placing your home up for sale, consider the state of your basement windows. Old, worn, and weathered looking windows can immediately give a negative impression to prospective buyers about the condition of your home. This can drastically detract from the curb appeal and the value since rough-looking windows can highlight the need for other repairs in the eyes of buyers.
Just because your basement windows are out of sight, doesn’t mean they should be neglected. The basement is one of the most important areas to maintain. Old windows can contribute to a variety of problems, such as energy leaks and heat loss, pest problems, and water damage from poorly sealed seams and frames. If your basement windows are in need of repair, it’s a very necessary investment that should never be ignored.
When it’s time for a window upgrade, you can contact us at M&T Glass with any inquiries. We can answer all of your questions and provide affordable and efficient installation services for your home. At M&T Glass, we’re always happy to find repair solutions so you can save money. Did you know we also offer screen repair services?