If there’s one feature of your home that you might take for granted, it’s probably the windows. We all know they’re important, and no one would consider buying a home without them. But it still goes without saying that most people – perhaps yourself included – don’t really appreciate their windows until something goes wrong that requires West Linn, OR window replacement. 

Here’s a look at some of the things your windows do for your home. It’s important to remember, however, that they will only provide these benefits if they’re in good working order.  


Windows play a key role in protecting your home. It’s long been known that the doors and windows of a home represent potential avenues of entry for thieves. Since you want to discourage criminals from targeting your home and endangering your loved ones, make sure your windows are in good working order. Also consider that the right replacement windows can make it easier for occupants to escape through the windows in case of emergency. If there’s a fire or some other emergency situation, you can bet that time will be of the essence and residents of your home will need to be able to exit quickly and safely. Ask a replacement window company to help you select the right windows for the various rooms in your home.  

Protect Furniture 

Did you know that ultraviolet rays can do more than harm your skin? Yes, UV rays can, if you have unprotected windows, actually lead to premature fading of your furniture, window coverings and even flooring. For instance, windows with a low-E coating will lessen the sunlight glare as well as reflect some of the sun’s heat away from your home. As an added bonus, windows with a low-E coating can boost energy efficiency by as much as 50%. You don’t want to invest into buying nice furniture only to have these possessions ruined by UV rays. The low-E coating will cost a bit more per window, but the benefits can be worth it in the end.  

Are your current windows providing the safety and furniture protection benefits that are outlined above? If you have older windows, you might not be sure how well their performing. Kemp’s Window Inc. can help figure out whether your current windows are fine or if a West Linn, OR window replacement project might be in order. We specialize in helping families to get the replacement windows they need for their home, and you can bet that we can do the same for you. Call us at (503) 659-7587 for a free consultation to focus on your needs. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and to even schedule an in-home assessment. Would you like to stop by our showroom to look at our inventory? We’re located at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267. Stop by to see our selection, compare different options and ask questions. Our sales staff will be delighted to help you in any way they can. Don’t hesitate to ask!

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