When you can’t replace old windows

My house has a ton of windows, unfortunately they are all super old.

The homeowner had the house built in the 70s, and then did nothing since I bought it.

In an ideal world with oodles of money, I would replace every single window. I would get double hung in the bedrooms, and sliding windows in the kitchen and living room. Perhaps I would do a decorative window pattern on the bathroom ones. Since I don’t have tons of money to throw around, the windows have to stay. Recently I had to purchase a residential window film to protect my home. I realized that most of the windows faced where the sun shines brightly. The sunshine was ruining my carpet, couch, electronics and upping my energy bills. I thought about getting windows in just those areas, but I was looking at thousands of dollars. Thankfully sun control window film installation isn’t that much money. On older windows that don’t have a good Low-E rating, it is a good idea to do a film rather than replace. It is a cheaper option that can save you energy overtime. The window film installation wasn’t time consuming or difficult. The film is totally clear and didn’t change the look of my window. I could have chosen to do a window tint, but wanted a clear look instead. I have noticed that my fabrics hold up better and the house feels much colder. I am glad I went with this idea. I even read online that adding a window tint or film does add quite a bit of value to a home too.

Sun Control Window Film Maintenance