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How Do Replacement Windows Increase Your Home’s Value?

Your home is likely your largest investment, so it’s only natural to want your home improvement projects to increase the value.

As a homeowner, you probably know that replacement windows add value, but you may not know what kind of return on investment (ROI) you can expect, or even why replacement windows increase your home’s value. Don’t worry, our experts are here to explain it all!

How Much Value Do New Windows Add to a Home?

Replacement windows are one of the best home improvement projects to increase value. Your exact ROI depends on several factors such as the type and number of windows you purchase and your housing market, but rest assured that it’s always a wise investment!

How much of your investment can you expect to get back? 

Every project is different, but the national average suggests you’ll recoup around 72% of your investment. In Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value report, the average cost of replacing windows in an entire home hovered around $17,600 and homeowners reported an average ROI of $12,761, or 72.3% of their original investment.

What makes replacement windows such a smart purchase? 

Let’s look at some of the reasons replacement windows are one of the best ways to increase home value.

1. Replacement Windows are Energy-Efficient

If the windows in your home are more than 15-20 years old, they’re past their prime. Window technology has come a long way in the past two decades and new windows are far more energy-efficient than their older counterparts.

What does it mean for windows to be energy-efficient? 

It means that they are better at keeping the air your HVAC system works to heat and cool inside your home. When your heater/AC unit works more efficiently, your home’s temperatures will be more consistent and comfortable year round and you’ll save money on your energy bill every month.

Windows can achieve all of this by having a few components:

  • Low-E Glass – a low-emissivity (low-E) coating reflects heat and reduces the amount of UV rays that comes through your windows without impacting the amount of light the room gets.
  • Vinyl Frames – vinyl window frames are light, durable, and provide excellent insulation against outside temperatures and the elements.
  • Double-Pane or Triple-Pane Glass – windows with two or three panes of glass have an insulator, typically argon gas, and a spacer between the layers. The extra layers of glass paired with the warm-edge spacer and insulating gas provide unparalleled comfort and protection against the elements.
  • Weatherstripping – found around the sashes, weatherstripping provides an extra seal against the elements.
  • At Janssen Glass, we’re proud to offer energy-efficient windows in a variety of styles like classic double hung and charming bay and bow windows!

2. Replacement Windows Add Curb Appeal

When you’re selling your home, curb appeal, or the overall appearance of the outside of your home, is a big deal. Curb appeal is all about appearance, so if your home’s windows are outdated, installing new windows is a surefire way to add value. At Janssen Glass, we offer a wide variety of window styles and colors to match your home’s style. From traditional wood-grain to sleek black and white, we’ve got something for every home!

Upgrading your windows to beautiful, new windows can transform your home’s appearance, increase your home’s value, and catch the attention of prospective buyers.

3. Modern Windows Reduce Outside Noise

If you live in an area with a lot of outside noise, did you know that your home’s windows can help reduce how much of that noise you actually hear? Yep!

Double or triple-pane windows with vinyl frames can greatly reduce the amount of noise that makes it into your home. In a noisy area, this can be a major selling point and can add extra value to your home. Knowing that not all of the outside noise will make its way inside is sure to entice prospective buyers!

4. New Windows Add a Layer of Security

Few things are more valuable than home security. The new locks and multi-panes of replacement windows make your home more secure, especially if you’re upgrading from windows with broken locks or a single pane of glass. With secure locks and double or triple-pane glass, you can be sure that your windows aren’t a weak spot in your home’s security.

In addition, some window styles, like casement and awning, even provide extra security by being too narrow for intruders to enter through. And in case of emergency, our windows are easy to open from the inside so you and your family can get to safety quickly.

Add Value to Your Home With Janssen Glass

From replacement windows to doors and vinyl siding, we can help you increase your home’s value. Call today and let a professional help you find what is best for your home.

Did You Know New Windows & Doors Can Help With Seasonal Allergies

Are you plagued by watering eyes, an itchy throat or a runny nose with the turn of each new season? If so, you might be one or more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies each year. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are probably always on the lookout for solutions so you don’t spend whole seasons miserably wiping your nose.

Did you know that installing new windows and doors can be one of the most effective ways to help with seasonal allergies? While this might seem like a more expensive option than an over-the-counter option from your local drugstore, it is well worth the expense. Installing new windows and doors can help stop symptoms before they even start rather than trying to treat symptoms once they show up.  

Mold spores, pollen, and dust particles are the primary causes of seasonal allergies and windows are the primary route for these to enter the home. The reality is that older windows often weren’t designed with allergies in mind and therefore weren’t built to withstand allergens. Consequently, these windows will easily let spores, pollen and dust particles into the house. On the other hand, more modern and updated windows are designed to keep outside elements outside. Installing these new windows can greatly help with seasonal allergies.

The second most common entry-point into the home for these allergens is through doors. Installing doors with weather strips can greatly reduce the number of allergens entering the home through doors. Additionally, consider adding a storm door to your home. In order to reduce the number of allergens in the house you want to keep the climate-controlled indoor air inside, and the outdoor air outside. Storm doors are one way to do that as they can be an additional measure for stopping air exchange. Not only do storm doors help stop air exchange they produce something of an airlock stopping various allergens from entering the home.

Some people might be apprehensive about the costs of installing new windows and doors in an effort to help with seasonal allergies. However, not only can these new windows and doors greatly help with allergies, but they can also provide financial savings in the long run. Installing energy-efficient windows can help reduce your heating and cooling costs over time.

Additionally, if you sell your home in the next few years, these upgraded doors and windows can help increase the resale value of your home. We are Janssen Glass and we know just how important these upgrades can be for your home, life, and family. 

We are a locally owned family business since 1984.  Today, we serve both commercial and residential glass customers. We believe personal service makes a difference. Our phones are answered by real people 24 hours a day. We are extremely proud of our 99% customer satisfaction rating. We offer free estimates for any project and fast turnaround.

Customization is our specialty. Whether for commercial or residential projects, we can create a solution best for you. We will come to you, measure, discuss options, finalize a solution, create it, and install it. Because we stock most kinds of glass (types, thicknesses, patterns, etc.) and we cut it right here in our full-line glass shop in Overland Park, turnaround time is impressive. We can usually have most residential projects finished within a few days. So call us today and let’s get started! Visit our Residential page to choose from over 20 patterns and edges.When it comes to commercial service, Janssen is king. For over 25 years we have been providing glass for entrances, storefronts, interior offices and more. We also offer 24-hour commercial emergency service including glass replacement, board-up and glass door repairs. For more details about our commercial glass choices and services, please see our Commercial Page.

How to Save Money This Winter

Sometimes it feels impossible to save money in the winter. Your energy bills skyrocket as you try to keep your home comfortable despite the cold. Making small changes, like turning your thermostat down and opening your curtains, could help you save big on your energy bills. For a bigger impact, consider upgrading your windows, doors, and siding with energy efficient replacements from Janssen Glass. No matter how much you’re looking to save, our home improvement experts have tips on how to keep your home comfortable on a budget this winter.

Upgrade Your Windows

Consider upgrading your old, drafty windows with energy efficient replacement windows from Janssen Glass. Our windows are built with premium energy efficiency features to eliminate drafts and keep your home comfortable no matter the season. We offer double pane and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. Our windows are also installed with an airtight seal to eliminate drafts and keep your home warm all winter long. The best part? You don’t have to wait until spring to start saving money! Our team is skilled in winter window installations, taking special precautions to keep your home comfortable.

Turn Down Your Thermostat

Much of your energy consumption comes from heating and cooling your home. While cranking your thermostat up will make your home feel nice and toasty, it could cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Save money by turning down your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees while you sleep at night – you could lower your energy bills by nearly 10%! To combat the cold, consider purchasing flannel sheets or adding a few layers to your bed to stay warm while you sleep. You might even consider lowering your thermostat during the day for a bigger impact.

Be Smart About Your Heat Consumption

Understandably, some homeowners might not want to lower the thermostat any more than they already have. For those homeowners, we recommend being smarter about using your heater. Heat only the areas of your home that are used frequently, like your common areas and bedrooms. Be sure all your vents are open and accessible, and shut the doors in your home to trap the heat in the area it belongs. This will reduce the strain on your HVAC system, allowing your heater to work smarter, not harder. For extra savings, consider upgrading your existing thermostat to a smart thermostat for additional control over the temperature of your home.

Insulate Your Home

Nearly one-third of your heating and cooling costs come from energy loss through drafty windows and doors. Take time to inspect your home for drafts and air leaks and seal any drafts you notice with caulk. It’s also important to insulate your home with fiberglass or foam insulation. The biggest culprits for heat loss are in your attic and basement, so take extra care to insulate those areas of your house. You can also keep your floors warm and insulated by adding throw rugs to reduce the number of cold surfaces in your home. You’ll notice an immediate difference in the comfort level of your home!

Interested in Saving Money This Winter?

When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows for your home. Schedule your in-home estimate today with Janssen Glass.

How Glass Doors Can Enhance Your Business

As a business owner, you take pride in helping the customers you serve each and every day. Whether you are a small business store selling clothing, candy, or equipment for a specific industry, the appeal of your store for consumers can be the difference between them stopping by and potentially converting into sales, or continuing to prowl for the next business.

One way to help increase the foot traffic you receive is by having glass doors at the entrance of your building. If you have solid and opaque doors in your business location, you may not be able to convince potential consumers to stop into the store because they will not be able to see into it or the potential product offerings you specialize in. There are many different types of glass doors, allowing you to have the freedom of aligning your glass door to the overall aesthetic or mood of your business.

Here at Janssen Glass, we specialize in providing beautiful and often elegant doors for our clients. These doors often find use in home-type settings, but we are also happy to work with your business to implement the best possible glass door that will attract flocks of consumers. Read on to learn more about the benefits received from a glass door entrance in your commercial space, and be sure to check out all of our product offerings on our website!

GLASS DOORS MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE ATTRACTIVE

When it comes to your business, the overall aesthetic of the location is just as (if not more) important as what you actually do to conduct day-to-day business. You could sell the best products for the largest market there is in your area, but if your building looks like a gloomy scene from an old horror movie, then you will inherently scare away more consumers than you may even realize.

Upon arrival to your business, one of the most noticeable features of a business location to consumers is the front entrance. After all, your consumers will have to physically walk through the entrance to be able to explore the goods that you offer inside. If potential consumers see a dark or standoffish door right away, they will tend to lose interest in your business, even if it is unintentional.

To help make your business look more attractive to those who purposefully or unintentionally stumble upon your business is to incorporate an attractive glass door entrance. This will make it seem like it is important. By having a beautiful glass door entrance, the location will look like it actually receives natural light and is a place that contains items that they will want to purchase.

GLASS DOORS MAKE YOUR LOCATION MORE INVITING

Going back to the point of a business looking like a horror movie scene, a lot of this stigma stems from the doors set in place at the building. While there are some businesses that look nice with big and heavy wooden doors that scream exclusivity, chances are your business needs to have an overall vibe that it’s welcoming.

In order to create a place of invitation and inclusion, use a glass door. It will help evoke that feeling of comfort just by simply being present. Your business may have repeat consumers that know exactly what your business is about, so this section of benefits is geared more towards those potential customers who are out and about, and unfamiliar with your business practices or principles. When potential consumers are walking around and exploring the shops in the local area, a business with glass doors will make them feel welcomed and not feel like they are walking into a trap. Creating a welcoming storefront through the installation of a glass door on your commercial property will increase foot traffic, which will stimulate increased revenue, even if some are coming in just to visit a friendly and welcoming looking business.

GLASS DOORS HELP DISPLAY THE PRODUCTS TO ATTRACT PASSERS-BY

This section, again, is geared more towards visitors or people who are unfamiliar with your business location or practices. A commercial building with opaque doors lets consumers know absolutely nothing about your business, so they will have to rely on instinct and your outer decorations to determine if it is a facility that they will actually want to enter into (as opposed to them continuing their walk or running the other way).

By installing a glass door into your business’ front entrance, you will be able to display your most popular or newest products immediately to those who are passing by. This is a great idea especially for businesses that continually change their product offerings for varying seasons or holidays. You can use your glass door as a marketing tactic to attract different crowds at different times of the year, month, or even day. The glass door will help get people into the door, and whether the products sell themselves or you utilize your selling strategies face-to-face with the customers, you will see increased foot traffic regardless.

Another benefit related to attracting foot traffic into your store is that with glass doors, other people will be able to see that your store is becoming popular among the foot traffic crowds. Because shoppers often have a “pack mentality,” stores that appear busy will attract more shoppers, because they all want the validity of visiting the “hip” and “cool” locations. While an attractive glass door design can enhance this mentality in shoppers, maintaining your old and opaque door can reverse this feeling, making consumers think that it is a “dead” business.

We hope that this blog has helped open your mind to the possibilities hidden behind a transparent door. If you feel you are ready to take the leap into glass doors for your commercial property, be sure to contact us to set up a consultation to see how we can enhance your visibility and credibility among consumers!

Get It Right The First Time: Why Replacement Windows Should Be Measured By Professionals

If you are considering replacement windows for your home, you may be thinking… How hard is it?  I can do it myself! Although a DIY route may seem like the most cost-effective, reasonable solution, unless you have extensive home repair experience, installing replacement windows on your own can end up being a costly mistake. 

Truth be told, hiring professionals to replace your existing windows typically saves time, money, and frustration.

YOUR REPLACEMENT WINDOW IS TOO BIG

When measuring for replacement windows, you must measure with precision but there are some tricks to the trade. Knowing and utilizing these tricks are the difference between properly fitting windows and a renovation nightmare. 

One common mistake you may make is to fail to take off ¼-½ inch of each measurement to ensure the new window will slide in and fit properly. Another common mistake is to take one measurement. You should measure the top, middle, and bottom to make sure that your window opening is square. 

If you find that your DIY replacement windows are too big for the opening you likely have an expensive problem. First of all, don’t force the window. It will break. No window warranty covers forcing a window into a space that is too small. You will either have to return your windows and get the correct size (likely at your own cost) or resize your opening. Resizing your opening presents a whole slew of other issues and certainly a path you want to avoid all together.  

YOUR REPLACEMENT WINDOW IS TOO SMALL

Yes, when measuring you need to take off ¼ to ½ inch to ensure a proper fit for the window but what if you order windows that are just a tad too small? Sure, you can fix the aesthetics (larger trim, shims, etc) but that does not solve the structural issue of installing windows that are too small. 

Some serious issues of installing a replacement window that is too small can include: 

Malfunction: Improperly sized windows don’t usually function properly. They may not stay open or closed and the locks may not be effective. This may not be an immediate issue but over time, as the window has room to move in the opening, these issues will be more pronounced. 

Mold and rot: Improperly fit windows with extra space are prone to develop leaks. Leaks lead to mold, mildew, and rot — often unseen and undetected until there is a costly issue. 

Safety: If your window is not properly anchored, it could fall out during a jar or an earthquake.

YOUR REPLACEMENT WINDOW IS JUST RIGHT

Our professional installers have seen just about every scenario possible and they know how to prevent most issues. This experience gives Janssen Glass the unique ability to warranty every job at every home. Not only will your new window installation look beautiful, but it will also give you the peace of mind knowing that it is properly installed so the windows will function and last. 

In the case of replacement window installation, there really is no alternative to a professional installation. You will likely save money and frustration but there is also a priceless value in the peace of mind you get from working with a company that is knowledgeable and that stands behind their work. 

5 POPULAR WINDOW TRENDS FOR MODERN HOMES

If you are looking to build a new home, or update your existing home to a more modern look there are a number of areas to consider. Floor plan, curb appeal, doors and windows, interior decorating, all of these can help you modernize your current home or build your dream modern home. Let’s take a specific look at five popular window trends for modern homes.

Window Walls

In a time when open concept is hugely popular, many people want to extend this to their whole property. An open concept home allows you to step through the front door and not be stopped by the walls of a front entry, but rather be allowed to take in sweeping views of the kitchen and living spaces. This concept goes a step further with the latest trend of window walls. With window walls you’re not only afforded views of the kitchen and living spaces from the front door but also out into the backyard. These window walls often give you views of the whole property right when you stop over the threshold. 

Thinner Frames

Along the same lines of wanting to extend the sights through window walls, a popular window trend is thinner frames. Thinner frames allow for a greater area of glass which allows you to see more.

The Details

Another window trend for modern homes is windows with unique details. Rather than simple off-the-showroom-floor windows, designs are trending towards windows which offer unique details. This can include non-standard shapes and sizes for the window and allows for as much creativity as you’d like. Furthermore, paying attention to the smallest details, such as the hardware on your windows, can really make your windows stand out.

Black Window Frames 

The bold and classic lines of black window frames continue to be on trend for modern homes. These windows are able to work with a wide variety of styles and can sometimes be expanded to include other colors in the dark color palette. Think dark browns, dark greens, etc.

Color Coordinated

As you select your window frame color it can also be helpful to keep in mind that another popular trend is to ensure that the window and door frames are color-coordinated. You can also continue the coordination by making sure the hardware on the windows and doors also coordinates.

These five popular window trends are sure to help you keep your home looking modern and fresh. At Janssen Glass, we have a team of professionals who are passionate about window design and making your dream home a reality. Contact us today!

The Right Time For Window Replacement

You may have heard your parents say, “there’s a time and a place for that.” It was probably when you were acting wild in the store or shouting in a place that you needed to be quiet, right? There definitely is a time for certain things. Like replacement windows in Kansas City Metro. And, as a homeowner, you need to be able to figure out the right timing for that project. So what’s the time to get new windows? Here are a few times that will make things feel right for the process.

Time 1: The Windows Are Failing Big Time

You’ve noticed your windows don’t look right in the frames any longer. They’re warped and the air just flows through like it has an embossed invitation. You may have also noticed that some of the areas on the frames are soft. That’s not a good thing. That means rot has settled in. And while you might be able to slow it’s spread, you can’t reverse it. The windows are failing. The best you can do is get new ones as soon as possible.

Time 2: Your Energy Bills Are Becoming A Problem

Families often have budgets and you have to fit everything into the amount you bring in on a monthly basis. When your energy bills climb and climb with no end in sight, it can become a problem within your budget. If you were to be using that energy, you’d have to find ways to cut back. But with old windows, chances are you are wasting energy. It’s just leaking out the windows, never even to be used—and you still have to pay for it. Getting new windows will solve the energy issue quickly.

Time 3: You Have The Funds For The Project

You need new windows. Perhaps you’ve known that for a while, and you got smart about it and started saving up toward them. The time might feel right to you when you notice that you have enough money in your savings for the process. You’ve saved well and you’re ready to move forward with confidence that you can get what you want at a nice-sized budget. It’s a nicer way to go than having to take out a loan or make payments on the windows if you can, that’s for sure.

When you are pretty certain that replacement windows in Kansas City Metro are in order, figuring out the right timing for the project is the key. Contact the professionals at Janssen Glass and we can come to your home for a free, in-home consultation. That will help you understand whether or not you need new windows and how fast you should get them. We can also give you advice and recommendations to help you get a feel for what options might work best for your home, what upgrades are the smartest, and other such options. We’re here to help you through the project step by step because we want you to get the results you desire, whatever that ends up being.

Not Ready to Give Up Your Patio Time? Here are a few ways to extend your time.

Just because the weather gets cooler in the fall, here in the Kansas City area, you don’t have to sacrifice time outdoors! Consider adding glass to enhance your patio. There are many ways to add glass to your patio that will add to its beauty and functionality. Glass also makes an excellent windbreak without obstructing your view. Envision trying one of the following four ideas in your backyard. It may just make your patio your favorite place to be in the fall season.

Make the Entrance to Your Patio a Sliding Glass Wall

sliding glass wall for patio

A sliding wall that opens to a back patio is a great way to extend your living area both visually and literally. By replacing the wall with movable glass, you naturally extend your home to the outside by removing any physical barriers. Imagine the ease of entertaining and how wonderful your next family gathering would be with the addition of a sliding glass wall.

Fire Pit Wind Guards Allow You to Enjoy the Warmth No Matter the Wind

glass wind guard for fire pit

Fire pits have become an extremely popular staple in many backyards, especially on cool nights. But sometimes cool nights are windy nights which disturb your fire.

The perfect solution is a glass wind guard that perfectly surrounds your fire pit. Enjoy the fire pit, reap the warmth, and assure that the flames stay in place.

Enclosed Patios Protect from Rain, Wind & Cold

Enclosing part or all of your patio with glass would give you longer periods of use assuring that you are still able to enjoy the outdoors, even when it’s rainy, windy or cool. Glass patio enclosures are attractive, leave the view intact, and add value to your home.

Glass Pergolas Add a Touch of Class

glass pergola for patio


Glass pergolas are an attractive alternative to the very popular wooden models. They add a unique beauty to your backyard, can protect from the sun and rain, and can be custom designed to your personal taste. Yet, because they are glass, they let the light through making the entire area seem unencumbered by architecture.

The experts at Janssen Glass & Door are ready to work with you to help enhance your outdoor living space and extend your patio season. Being specialists at customization, we will create beautiful glass pieces to fit your needs.

Call the experts at Janssen at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online and let us put our expertise to work for you.

5 Best Kitchen Window Ideas for Your Home

The kitchen is the heart of your home. No matter how you use the area, you will always need the right windows to provide the perfect balance between natural light and ventilation. Furthermore, prioritizing design and functionality can make your windows the room’s focal point.

Today, we wanted to share some window options and ideal styles for your kitchen to help get you started on your next remodel. Just imagine having a beautiful, updated kitchen for hosting the holidays!

Here are 5 of the best kitchen window ideas for your home.

1. FRAME YOUR STOVE WITH PICTURE WINDOWS

Today’s stoves come with attractive exhaust covers and backsplashes that add aesthetic value to your kitchen. We can help complement this feature further by installing picture windows on each side.

Picture windows are large fixed windows that offer expansive views and light. They’re also energy efficient! These windows will give you a panoramic view of the outdoors and control over the amount of ventilation in the room. It’s a win/win for your kitchen.

Pro Tip: Add a sliding patio door for floor to ceiling views. The views will help you connect with nature by bringing the outside in. Don’t have space for a sliding door? Fret not, we can add an opening that would accommodate a sliding door, even if there was not an opening there before!

2. MULTIPLY YOUR WINDOWS TO OPEN UP YOUR KITCHEN

Install multiple windows side-by-side over the kitchen sink to make dishwashing more enjoyable for anyone involved. This setup will also give you the feeling that the outdoors is connected to your kitchen area.

The extra sunlight can also increase your mood, which is an added benefit when doing chores in the kitchen. 

3. WELCOME IN THE OUTDOORS WITH SLIDER WINDOWS

Would you rather have the ability to combine the outdoors with your kitchen? Maybe you have a beautiful patio you’d like to be connected to or your view is something you want more of. Whatever the reason, slider windows are a perfect choice. These windows are also great for hosting indoor/outdoor events during warmer days!

Slider windows offer a simplified and space-saving design where swinging windows won’t work. These windows open horizontally instead of vertically, which makes them a great option for smaller kitchens. Windows that open up your space and make you feel closer to nature really are the best.

4. LET THE SUN IN WITH BAY AND BOW WINDOWS

Installing bow or bay windows in your kitchen will let you enjoy more sunlight and a picturesque view. In fact, the available space provided by these types of windows can serve as its own dining area. This will give you the chance to enjoy breakfast without having to go to the dining room.

Bay windows are impressively versatile at enhancing almost any space, but they’re particularly popular in kitchens. In most cases, they can single-handedly add a variety of functions and reinvent your cooking area in ways you never thought possible.

Another fun idea if you’d rather not do a bow or bay window is installing corner windows. You can create the same breakfast nook and still welcome in plenty of light for an overall inspiring space.

5. GO CLASSIC! CHOOSE CASEMENT WINDOWS

Casement windows remain to be ideal choices in the kitchen area. They come with a crank that will let you open them fully for more fresh air.

Installing them over countertops is a great option. Since casement windows come with a crank, they’re perfect for areas in the kitchen that are hard to reach since they’re easier to open.

Either way, you cannot go wrong with the classic look of a casement window. And as we always say, the more windows you add in, the bigger your space seems. 

At Janssen Glass, we offer a wide selection of windows that you can customize to fit your kitchen best. Whatever your kitchen window style, our experts are ready to help you design the ideal look for your home. Call today to schedule your free appointment at 1-866-677-5727 or contact us HERE.

4 Key Reasons You Should Replace Your Windows This Summer

Summer is officially here and with it comes sweltering heat, blasted air conditioners, and/or more opened windows. Damaged, broken, or inefficient windows are known to cause discomfort as well as higher energy bills.

Maintaining your home’s windows can help ensure that it remains cozy and functional despite harsh climate conditions. Today we are sharing 4 key reasons you should replace your windows this summer.

1. The Windows are Damaged

Windows are some of the most used structures in your home. This constant use, however, can lead to deterioration. Don’t ignore that small crack or broken seal on your window. And, don’t try to fix it yourself. Remember that applying a quick fix to your window does not guarantee a permanent solution to the problem.

Things to look for when inspecting your windows:

  • rotted frames
  • failed caulking
  • cracked glass

Always remember that it is best to invest in an effective long-term solution before small window problems get out of hand.

2. The Windows are Inefficient

It’s always a good idea to keep track of your windows to ensure that the shifting seasons don’t catch you off guard. When you have a broken or inefficient window, it would be hard for it to filter the heat coming from outside, especially during the scorching summer season. So instead of being comfortable and feeling protected inside your home, you end up feeling hot and sticky because of your busted window.

Before you lose your cool literally and figuratively, it’s better to replace that old window of yours with a new one. At Janssen Glass, we offer high-quality replacement windows from some of the most trusted names in the industry. We make sure your new windows are installed correctly and sealed tightly to keep the unwanted heat out for good.

3. You are Suffering from a Huge Electricity Bill

As mentioned, air leaks or drafts can cause discomfort in your home, causing you to overwork your HVAC units. They will significantly drive up your energy costs. They usually come from small cracks, gaps, and crevices found in old and deteriorated windows and doors.

If you are having trouble with your windows, have a professional contractor inspect them now. You may not notice it easily, but an inefficient window that fails to regulate temperatures inside your home can cause you hefty cooling (and heating) bills.

4. Postponing can Cost More in the Long Run

Say you’ve noticed that your windows are leaking and in need of an upgrade, then postponing that can create permanent damage, which in turn can bring on major costs. But what if the damage isn’t an obvious leak or another easy tell? We know that sometimes it can be hard to see where your window stands and what exactly it needs.

If assessing the damage is too difficult, call-in window experts to give an assessment. And if a new window is needed, our experts can also help you choose window designs that will blend with your home’s architectural style and decor. 

If you’re ready to replace your windows this summer, our experts are here and ready to help. We have years of experience and extensive training to make sure that the products we install in your home perform well. Call today to schedule your free appointment at 1-866-677-5727 or contact us HERE.