When it comes to improving the interior of a home, many homeowners assume renovating the kitchen or the bathroom will give them the best return on their investment. However, when replacing the windows, homeowners will notice a more significant impact on their home’s look as well as reap a number of other benefits. If you have windows that won’t open or close, there are gaps and cracks in the frames or one or more windows have chipped, cracked or broken glass, it’s probably time to replace them. It’s time for tax returns, which makes it the perfect time to consider replacing the windows. Here are just a few of the benefits that you can expect when you replace the windows in your home.
Improved Curb Appeal
The windows of your home are generally one of the first things people notice. So, if there is rotting wood, peeling paint and/or outdated designs, your home can quickly appear neglected. Replacing all of the old windows with a new style will instantly improve both the interior and exterior look of the house.
One of the best benefits of replacing the windows in your home is an increase in home security. Older windows are often flimsy and easy to break, which makes it easy for burglars to get in, but installing new double-pane windows will provide your family with an additional layer of security. Another benefit that comes with replacing the windows is the option of ordering custom windows that are shatterproof, which adds to the security and it may help to lower the cost of your homeowners insurance.
Improved Resale Value
One of the greatest selling points of a home is its windows. Most prospective homebuyers are aware of the investment necessary to replace the windows, and many people generally don’t want to do any major renovation after purchasing a home. So, if you are considering selling your home anytime in the future, when you replace the windows, it will help to increase the resale value. Replacing single-pane windows with new, double-pane, energy efficient windows can have a significant impact on the resale value of the home.
Reduced Energy Cost
Without a doubt, one of the main features of newer window models is how they can help to reduce your energy costs. One of the greatest sources of home energy loss is the doors and windows; both have a high percentage of heat and cooling loss. If you have noticed an increase in your energy costs, the windows may be to blame. Insulation and seals generally break down in older windows, which is what causes drafts and loss of heat, both of which cause the furnace to work harder than it should. The same concept applies to cool air escaping in the summer; your air conditioner has to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Newer windows have a high level of insulation, which will help keep the temperature of your home comfortable, without forcing the furnace and AC to work harder. The result means spending less money on your energy costs.
When you replace the windows, it can lower your energy costs and increase your home’s resale value, which makes them a cost-effect upgrade. There is a wide range of replacement windows to choose from, so it is important to take your time and choose the model that works best for your individual needs.
Contact us at Wayne Overhead Door Sales and Home Improvement today to schedule your next project!