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3 Benefits of Replacing Exterior Windows and Doors in Des Moines

Is it the time to say “out with the old, in with the new” to your exterior windows and doors?

When the exterior windows and doors of your Des Moines home are old and worn, your whole house feels it. The house looks older, feels draftier, and your bills tend to be much higher. When this is the case, you know it’s time to replace them. Fortunately, this can be great news for your home. There are a number of benefits to replacing your old windows and doors. Here are just three of our favorites.

Energy Efficiency

Exterior windows and doors can be critical resources when it comes to your home’s energy efficiency — or a massive detriment. If your windows and doors are leaking in too much air, or allowing too much air to escape, your cooling bills (and in winter your heating bills) are sure to skyrocket. Sometimes the problem is that the window is simply old and hasn’t been well maintained. Other times, it wasn’t built for energy efficiency. At Zen Windows, we offer double- and triple-pane windows for optimized energy efficiency. These windows will keep air from escaping or leaking into your home, thereby keeping your HVAC bills low. Ultra S glass, as used in our Lotus windows, lets in more sunlight, thus lowering your electric bills as well.

Curb Appeal

The fresh look of new windows or patio doors can have a positive impact on your curb appeal. What’s especially attractive about it is that the effect is subtle. Passersby might not immediately be able to tell what the change is, but they’ll certainly look at your home with new eyes. You can make a dramatic stylistic change by adding in a bow window where once there was a large  casement window. However, even choosing new windows in the same style will have a clean, new effect on the appearance of your home. And new windows will certainly make an impression on homebuyers if you plan to sell your home.


If windows and doors are important when it comes to energy performance, they’re at least twice as important when it comes to security. The strength of your windows and doors can make all the difference when it comes to the safety of your family. So obviously, you don’t want to choose anything cheap and flimsy. At Zen Windows, all of our windows have fusion welded sashes and frames for added strength and durability — which comes in handy both in terms of strong winds and intruders. The Lotus window takes that a step further with fiberglass reinforcement, optimizing the security of the windows. It also comes with a heavy duty latch to lock the screen.

Want to hear about more benefits of replacing exterior windows and doors? Contact Zen Windows and Doors in Des Moines today.