People have a tendency to overlook their windows when maintaining their homes. While they do make the effort to clean up dirt and spots of grime, most don't really consider the other uses of windows. Recently, there was an effort to restore the windows of an old public library to make it operate efficiently.

Work was slated to begin Monday on window replacement at the Sandwich Public Library. Industry NewsThe Friends of the Sandwich Public Library said they will use “a generous bequest from the Silks Family” to help update the older library windows that are clouded by condensation and plagued by leaking seals.

SPL Director Joanne Lamothe said 25 windows require new glass and seal replacements “to properly maintain their functionality.” The start of work depends on the weather.

The project will ensure the proper interior air quality conditions necessary for the preservation of materials. In addition, The Friends realized the repairs are needed in light of the upcoming heating/ventilation/air conditioning project that at this point remains in a design phase.

Poorly-maintained windows can really bring down the overall look and value of an historical landmark like this one. Fortunately, effort and funding are usually available to restore them to their original beauty. In the case of your home, you have the responsibility of keeping everything working at top condition, and if you don't pay attention to its maintenance, it'll start looking decades old even though it's still relatively new.

While San Antonio has a relatively sunny and warm climate, this doesn't mean that you can ignore your windows. Damaged ones can impact the energy efficiency of your home, and unless you want to fork over plenty of money for your electric bill, you should repair them immediately. Replacing windows in San Antonio can help residents cut down their usage on their air conditioner during summer and their heaters during winter.

High quality replacement windows in San Antonio can even increase your home's property value. At the moment, the local housing market is booming, and there is no better way to increase your home's value than getting modern style windows. There are several companies like Southwest Exteriors that can give you the opportunity to remodel your home in various ways so that you can take advantage of the opportunity.

(From Window replacement project unfolds at Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, July 15, 2013)