The average lifespan of a well-maintained door or window is long enough that many homeowners simply assume that theirs are in good condition even if they are well over a decade old. However, the truth of the matter is that all doors and windows will need eventual replacement and you could benefit from choosing to do this sooner rather than later because of new and improved features. Modern windows and doors are stronger, more durable, and more secure and offer greater savings in energy costs each month, allowing you to see your investment returned in just a few years due to the annual savings.
Up to 70% of the heat lost from your home is lost through its doors and windows, with the rest lost through the roof, and having these replaced could dramatically reduce that percentage. For example, you could choose to have your windows double glazed, a choice that will have all of your windows set up with a second pane of glass with a layer of oxygen or argon in between to provide insulation. Up to 30% of heat lost from the home can be kept inside from that upgrade alone, saving you hundreds of dollars each year on energy costs.
Doors are the same, with many new options now providing greater insulation against heat loss. This is also true of cold air lost, which would make your home much hotter in the height of summer if you do not have the proper insulation in place. Your AC system will no longer have to work as hard to keep your property at the right temperature, saving you significant amounts of money in the long run.
Double-glazed windows and newly improved door fabrication technology has made it possible for you to increase the security of your home with one simple investment. Not only should you have great locks in place but you can have a window set up with more than one lock to add complexity to the structure. Double-glazed windows are also more difficult to break through and you could choose to upgrade to security glass to make it all but impossible to gain entry into your home or property by breaking the window.
Burglars who might target your home are often deterred before they even attempt to find their way inside once they discover what you have done to the property. Not only should you thus be able to enjoy greater peace of mind once you have these new doors and windows in Melbourne installed but you should be able to enjoy time alone without worry.
As an additional benefit, double-glazed windows and improved door technology have made it possible to reduce outside noise pollution by as much as 70%. You should immediately feel that your home is quieter and more relaxing, which could be just what you need to enjoy some peace after a long day at work or school. The difference is instantaneous and your neighbours will no longer intrude on your home simply by living beside it.