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Install Quality Replacement Windows and Doors for Your Oak View Home

Maybe you are like many other Oak View homeowners and are considering taking on certain improvement projects, but you’re not exactly sure which ones are the best to consider at this time. You may be thinking about renovating the kitchen, replacing the master bathroom, remodeling a certain family room or den, improving the outdoor living space, or anything else.

There are many wonderful home improvement projects that you could take on to increase the comfort level you have at home and also potentially increase the value of your house in the long-run.

One such project that is commonly overlooked is replacement windows and entry doors. At Quality Windows and Doors, we have seen homeowners just like yourself through the years overlook this valuable home improvement project for a number of reasons. We’ll try to explain why this is such an important thing to consider, especially if you’re not sure what could add the most value and even comfort for you and your family at home.

It’s the first thing people see.

When somebody comes to visit you at your house, they will either pull up to the front of the property or pull into your driveway. As they do, looking at the house one of the first things they will see are the windows and front door. Sure, they might see the siding, cedar shakes, or some other aspect of the property, but looking at the house people tend to immediately notice the windows and front door.

That has a significant impact on curb appeal. Curb appeal is the impression a person has of a particular home and property when they see it for the first time. Curb appeal will include the condition of the driveway, the quality of the front walkway, any bushes or plants that surround the house, railings, exterior shutters, and much more.

All of those things combined still don’t have the same impact that high quality windows or even an exceptionally gorgeous front door will have on curb appeal.

The connection to the outside world.

Windows connect you to the world outside. When you’re sitting or standing inside your house, you will often look through the windows on a regular basis, even if you don’t realize it at the time. It becomes so habitual that is easy to overlook the inherent value that windows have for any home.

If the windows are in poor condition, if they are broken down, if they simply look like they were in poor quality, the tendency may be to keep the window coverings over them. You might not open the blinds every morning or throw open the curtains. If you have guests coming over for a visit, you may pull the curtains closed, at least slightly, to try and disguise the poor condition of those windows.

When you have an old, beat up front door, or maybe even a sliding glass patio door that leads to your outdoor living space, you might be less inclined to use it to go in and out of your home, simply because it becomes difficult to open and close effectively or you don’t want to be reminded of the poor quality and condition of those doors.

Protecting your home, family, and possessions.

Entry doors are the first point of entry for somebody trying to get into your home. Even a guest whom you invite over will either go to the front door or a side or back door, if they are instructed. They are the main gateways into and out of your home.

The older your doors are, the less effective they’re going to be at protecting you, your family, and all of your possessions.

The same holds true of certain windows. If you have a double hung window that is in a bedroom and on the main level of the ground outside, it could be a potential point of entry for somebody trying to gain illegal access into your house. If the window is incredibly old and the hardware is worn out, it can be an incredible liability and allow somebody easy access, even if the doors are locked.

You could actually save money on your utility bills every month of the year.

When you consider draftiness of old windows, especially during the winter nights when it can get quite cold and you have to run your heating system, that can be costing you a significant amount of money every year.

Even though the winters in Oak View are not incredibly cold, at least compared to places to the north and upper Midwest, it will still cost you some money to heat your home.

During the summer, when the sun is shining brightly, which it does almost every day of the year, that sun is generating an incredible amount of heat inside your house. That will be costing you money to keep your home cool every single day. With low-e film coating, you could actually be cutting back on up to 80 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation which is directly responsible for creating heat inside the house.

Imagine saving an average of $20 per month, every single month throughout the year on your utility bills. That would equal $240 a year, or $2400 over a 10 year period.

There is a potential for increasing the value of your house.

If you choose low quality windows or entry doors, especially those you could find at a home improvement superstore, don’t expect your home’s assessed value to increase at all. However, if you take this opportunity to completely transform any room in your house and choose higher quality windows or doors, you may very well see the assessed value of your house increase. Even if you’re planning to sell and the next year or two, installing high quality windows could actually inspire more offers and thus a higher sales price sale price.

Quality Windows and Doors has been helping homeowners just like yourself understand the value of replacing their old, worn out entry doors and windows and they have over 35 years of experience.

Experience is incredibly important when you’re talking about any home improvement project. If you want to see the benefits of experience, a wide selection in two different showrooms, and why Quality Windows and Doors was selected as the 2014 Ventura County Star Reader’s Choice award winner for customer service (for 8 consecutive years), contact them today or stop in one of their two showrooms in Oxnard or Santa Barbara. It very well may be one of the best decisions you make this year for your home improvement project.