If you’re looking around your house and asking what upgrades make the most sense, the options can seem overwhelming. Is a bigger kitchen a priority or a bigger bathroom? Will a new roof get me a better return on investment or new landscaping? When weighing your options, consider the benefits of new replacement windows. Replacing windows can improve your home’s overall energy efficiency, raise curb appeal and resale value, and offer your family protection and security because they are one upgrade you can do throughout your home.

Benefits of Replacement Windows

Improved Energy Efficiency

Windows can be a black hole of inefficiency. Old windows can allow the unwanted transfer of internal and external energy. Drafts blowing in will suck money right out and burn up any hope of energy efficiency for a home. New windows with better insulation and a perfect seal can help improve energy efficiency and lower a home’s carbon footprint by keeping artificial heating and cooling in and unwanted weather out.

Monetary Savings

New replacement windows can have monetary benefits for homeowners on several fronts. First, better efficiency means interior temperatures are maintained with less use of artificial means (like heating or air conditioning). This translates to lower monthly utility costs. In addition, new windows can help a home improve its resale value. This is because new windows are a highly sought-after upgrade in the real estate market.

Protection & Security

By replacing windows around your house, you can protect your home and your family from unwanted elements. Windows that are visually disheveled can be quickly identified as older and are easy targets for intruders looking for weak points in your home’s exterior. New windows can also keep out invasive natural elements like the UV rays in sunlight, which can cause fading and sun damage on interior furnishings and floorings if left unchecked. Lastly, in case of an emergency like a fire, it is important that windows operate properly opening or closing as needed every time without struggle.

Style and Appeal

Replacement windows can give a home’s façade a facelift, and modern windows have numerous options for customizations to match a structure’s existing exterior or interior aesthetic. New windows can help improve the view out but still provide privacy with modern amenities and advancements in material and construction. New windows also help improve the curb appeal of a home, which is especially important for anyone thinking of placing their home on the market.

Sound Reduction

It’s not just cold air that can leak through old windows. The acoustic chaos of outside can trespass inside your home if your windows aren’t able to stand up to the intrusion. By replacing windows, homeowners take control over more environmental elements for better control over their home atmosphere.


If the benefit of getting replacement windows is sounding like a wise investment to you, contact Gilkey Windows & Exterior Solutions today to discuss your options.  At Gilkey Windows & Exterior Solutions, you will find the best in replacement windows from Infinity by Marvin and Gilkey Windows. Request a consultation online or visit the showroom located near Lexington, Kentucky, to speak with a window expert about your home window needs. Gilkey Window & Exterior Solutions serves residents in central Kentucky and the greater Lexington area.