Once you see just how important windows are for you and your family, you will have a clear understanding of why you want to make sure they are protected by a proper window sill and are replaced immediately when cracked or broken. Here are some of the roles of your windows:
Your windows protect you from the weather while lighting up the house
Your windows allow you to let the sunshine in while keeping the outside heat and coldness outside where it belongs. However, you do want to be sure the weather stripping that's around the windows is replaced when it starts to crack and gets old. Otherwise, the hot and cold from outside can come in through the sides of the window. You can also keep more of the outside temperatures from coming inside by replacing single-paned windows with double-paned ones because they are more insulated.
Your windows will keep pests from coming in
While you are able to enjoy looking outside from inside, you will know that those bugs and other pests you see outside won't be able to come in the house. You do want to make sure you take care of problems with your window frames and sills, such as rotting or excessive aging or small pests may be able to come in through small cracks. You should also make sure your screens are kept in great shape and mended if they do get a rip in them. This way, you can still keep pests out when you open the windows to let in some fresh air.
Your windows will help protect you from criminals
Your windows will make a loud sound if they are broken by someone. The sound of glass breaking is one that should wake up the household to let you know there is a problem. Also, if your neighbors hear glass breaking then it will more than likely prompt them to go outside and see what has happened. This can get you some fast help and law enforcement called so they will be on their way to help you as well. Keep in mind that it is very important to make sure you have good locks on all your windows or criminals will still be able to quietly break in by bypassing the locks.
Your window can act as added decorations for your home
If you would like your windows to look more decorative, then you can have ones put in that have designs, such as ones with wooden frames that turn what would be a single window into what appears to be many smaller windows framed in small squares. You can also have the windows tinted. Not only can tinting your windows give them a shade that you like, but it also keeps as much heat from coming inside on those bright days. Tint will also protect your furniture and flooring from sun bleaching that can happen over time when the sun comes in. Tint can even make it so people can't look right inside of your house.
Contact a company like American Glass Tint, Inc. for more information and assistance.