Beyond Energy Efficiency: Reasons to Have Your Windows Replaced

What does a family-owned window business know about you? They likely understand that the things that matter most are the safety of you and loved ones, the desire to have an enjoyable living space, and comfort and protection from the elements. At Mr. Windows, this is what we all want, which is why we make you our number-one priority. We put ourselves in your shoes.

Replacing your windows isn’t all about energy efficiency, although that’s a valid reason. Houston natives know only too well that with the summer heat comes brutal meltdowns, and we’re not just talking ice cream. We are talking about wood rotting and cracking, moisture seeping into the house, lurking like a predator. We can’t always see it, but it’s there in the background, and the damage it causes isn’t just to the home.

First, consider the safety of your family.

Window Replacement in Houston Can Protect You From Bad Weather

When Houston is attacked by hurricanes, high winds, and rain, your windows and doors are your first line of defense and should keep your family dry and safe. It’s now possible to install hurricane-resistant glass and glass that doesn’t shatter. Imagine how this would have changed the lives of those who endured the Galveston hurricane of 1900, the deadliest in American history. Killing an estimated 8,000 to 12,000 people, there was little notice when this monster made landfall, as well as little protection. 

While a hurricane today might be considered the storm of an individual’s lifetime, modern technology now has communication systems in place to warn the public. Homes are also built to better withstand the fury that might otherwise bow to the force of the winds.

Escape

Sometimes you just want to open a window—to catch a cool summer breeze, or smell a spring rain. Even so, there are times when you need to get out – maybe because of fire or flood. Can you get out of those old windows, or are they so warped and corroded that they won’t open? You could probably break the window, but the risk of injury is elevated if the glass shatters. With new windows, the glass is designed to break into bigger chunks, which means you aren’t as vulnerable.

Mold

Is your home safe to live in? Have you noticed moisture constantly building up on your old window frames? Old windows constructed from wood or aluminum are prone to condensation and can encourage mold growth. 

The results of washing and bleaching may be effective in the short term, but are not always a solution for the long run. The moisture can cause mildew and mold in the window frame and can seep into the interior walls of the home. Remember, you want to water your garden, not the inside of your house. 

As much as living with mildew and mold can create a huge amount of work, they can also cause a wide variety of health issues.  

Anyone who is allergic to mold can tell you what it does to their health. And unfortunately, it’s not always detected until after you’ve spent considerable time in the emergency room. 

Often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, and even Lyme disease, mold can affect everything from your ability to breathe to your energy level and overall ability to function. 

Anyone living in rain-prone areas should consider whether mold is the culprit for their health issues. It is often not identified until it has infiltrated your living space, which can include the windows and walls of your home. The time to look into replacing old windows is before they start making you sick.

Window Replacement in Houston Can Provide More Protection

If your home is your castle, you need to make sure it’s a sturdy one. Your windows can be the weak spots in the walls: the first to crack under pressure. That’s why your experts at Mr. Window are not salespeople. They are people-people. And we encourage you to ask questions of yourself and us, as well.

  • Can your old windows keep intruders out? Can you even lock them any more?  
  • Are there gaps where unwanted insects can get in? Not only are they unwanted guests, but they can also be dangerous to those with allergic reactions to bites and stings. 
  • Can they keep the harsh Houston sun from ruining your furniture, your curtains, and rugs and make it impossible to watch the TV in the afternoon?
  • When you were a kid, your parents might have told you to stop air-conditioning the outside. That statement makes a lot of sense when you are the one paying the bills. Why should you have windows that allow all your air-conditioning to seep through to the outdoors? 

Renovation

When you look at your home, does it look inviting and pleasant? Are your doors and windows weathered and worn out, with peeling paint or corroded aluminum surfaces, like the Munsters have come to call? If your windows are detracting from the appearance of your house, it might be that you don’t need a new house. Maybe all you need is to transform the one you’ve already got. That’s where Mr. Windows can be of monumental help. We know what takes to update the look and value of an older home, as well as how to make your home more marketable.

Window Replacement in Houston Is A Reinvestment In Your Home

Buying and installing replacement windows is a huge investment in your home – a type of reinvestment in your property. So why should you choose Mr. Windows? There are several reasons, but the most important is that we treat you like family. 

Trust Mr. Windows for Window Replacement in Houston

If you think about it, your home is the only place where you can be yourself 100% of the time. You want a company that is committed to 100% to our work. This means attention to detail, 100% guaranteed service, and above all, trust. 

We want you to think of us as your window of opportunity. Your opportunity to keep your family safe, your environment liveable, and your opportunity to resell when and if the need arises. So give Mr. Windows a call today. Let’s give your windows the treatment you deserve.