Advantages of Replacing Faulty and Old Windows

27 March 2019
By The Remedial Team

Did you know the replacement of windows could yield one of the highest returns on your large residential, commercial, or industrial building?  Above and beyond the many aesthetic, practical, and functional reasons as to why you should consider upgrading your windows, there are also future cost-saving benefits associated with the installation of new windows.

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Financial savings from energy efficiency

We will be the first to admit that replacement windows can be expensive and somewhat daunting for those making the decision, especially when you consider the scale of your large residential, commercial, and industrial structures. However, did you know, replacing your windows may be one of the most cost-effective improvements that you can make for the long term?

According to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, BASIX sets sustainability targets for water and energy as well as minimum performance levels for thermal comfort. The objective is to provide long-term financial saving for the homeowner – and a valuable contribution to the sustainable future of our communities.

As such, the installation of energy-efficient windows which provide insulation against extreme outdoor conditions such as driving cold, scorching heat and conversely help maintain a constant temperature inside the dwelling is something the government is encouraging more owners to do. They recognise the short-term cost, however, studies have shown that there can be drastic improvements in Energy Cost Savings, providing a marked reduction in heating and cooling bills while increasing comfort.

Sound deadening

You may not realise it, but older windows are often no longer airtight. Whilst you may think that this impacts only the insulation performance of your home/office, the truth is windows which no longer fit properly also allow sound to enter the premises. In built-up environments such as CBD and metropolitan areas this noise can be louder than anticipated.

New windows are designed to not only insulate against the weather but also provide better acoustic performance. Furthermore, investment in options such as double glazed windows will increase the acoustic performance of your workspace – a key consideration for large residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

If you want windows that eliminate outside noise like traffic, heavy construction or factory noises, you can install high-quality retrofit windows with noise-reducing glass options.

Aesthetic and property value upgrades

Smart investors know the importance of considering their return on investment. A fresh makeover with replacement windows can create not only an amazing transformative difference to the overall look of buildings in the large residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, but deliver benefits which may not be the first thing you think of.

A wide selection of window types, sizes, colours, hardware finishes, and styles allow you to match your new windows to your overall property design or update its desired look. Plus, replacing old windows can help your building stand out in a crowded market, and allow you to look at charging a premium for rent or resale.

Keep in mind that clients love buying properties that are not only move-in ready but updated with modern amenities.

If you are interested in learning more, let’s have a chat.