Open and Shut: 3 Reasons Your Home’s Windows Deserve More Attention

Open and Shut: 3 Reasons Your Home’s Windows Deserve More Attention
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    Windows are a feature of your home that you may easily overlook, but they play a critical role in many functional and ambient areas of your home environment.


Your home may currently have outdated windows. It may even lack additional window features, such as shutters or other window dressings. Such features can affect the interior and exterior decor of your space, but they also have even more profound impacts on your home. When you learn more about the many benefits that windows could provide, you may be ready to update these features.

Improving Energy Efficiency in the Home

Some types of windows have excellent insulate properties; they can reduce heat transfer between the exterior and interior of the home. For example, double and triple-paned home windows are more energy efficient than single-pane windows. In addition, shutters can be used to keep the home even warmer on cold days.

Improving energy efficiency through upgraded windows and shutters could help you to keep energy bills under control. In addition, this unique aspect of windows may improve your comfort level in the home by maintaining an ideal temperature indoors regardless of the outdoor temperature and by eliminating uncomfortable drafts.

Enhancing Security

You may not realize it, but windows can also be used to bolster home security. The thickness of the windows as well as the type of glass that is used can make the windows more difficult for a criminal to break. Some windows have enhanced security latches that are challenging for criminals to bypass. In addition, shutters, and other related features may also be used to further prevent criminals from entering the home through these areas. They may even deter criminal activity in some cases.

Buffering Noises

Windows could also help you to enjoy a more relaxing, comfortable home environment through noise control features. Some windows with insulate enhancements that may block or drastically minimize the sound of external noises. These noises may include dogs barking, traffic on nearby roads, noises from your neighbors and more. Such noises could disrupt your comfortable enjoyment of your home and create an inhospitable environment.

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If you are concerned about any of these factors or about all three of them, you can see that your home windows and dressings are important features that play a direct role in each of these factors.

Some homes have older or lower-quality windows and dressings. Upgrading windows and dressings could help you to create a more desirable indoor environment overall.

It can be helpful to consult a local business like Litemaster Blinds & Awnings in your area to see if they have recommendations for your climate.

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Brook Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan