Installing replacement windows is a project that many homeowners are hesitant to take on, but there are few renovation projects that have as high of a return or as many benefits as replacement windows. If your windows haven’t been replaced in many years, are showing signs of wear, or if you notice a draft as you pass the windows in your home, it’s time to consider replacing them.
Installing replacement windows may be an investment in your home, but it’s one that comes with a high ROI (Return on Investment). New windows can recoup 75% or more in increased home value. Buyers are much more likely to purchase a house where replacement windows have been recently installed. This can be due to the increased curb appeal, but it’s also more practical than that. Home buyers are drawn to a home that has been well-maintained and won’t need any major renovations. Some home buyers may turn away from a house if they know the windows will need replaced within a few years because they don’t want to take the project on. Many experts recommend replacing the windows a few years before you sell your home. With that strategy you can expect a high return when you do list your home, and enjoy the benefits of replacing worn-out windows in the meantime.
Windows that don’t open and shut are more than just irritating. If there is a fire in your home, the windows need to be an accessible exit point, and it is frightening to think of trying to escape during a fire while fighting to raise an old window. New windows, particularly vinyl windows, operate reliably every time, making them much safer. If you fear that children may put themselves at risk playing near windows, replacement windows will increase peace of mind in this situation as well. New windows can open from the top and lock securely, making it impossible for a child to tumble out. When it comes to security, replacement windows come with increased security features, such as advanced locks and security sensors.
Most homeowners notice an immediate increase in the comfort level of their home after installing replacement windows. Your home will remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and drafts will no longer be an issue. New windows will block the UV rays that can cause furniture and drapes to fade, and your home will remain comfortable all year long.
In addition to increased comfort, you will notice that certain annoyances will be a thing of the past. If outdoor noise, such as barking dogs, traffic, or landscaping, used to bother you, you will notice a great reduction in those with your new replacement windows. Dust and allergens will also be reduced, and cleaning new windows is significantly easier than cleaning older models.
New windows are far more energy efficient, which will help protect the environment and decrease your energy bills. You will notice a savings in your heating and cooling costs, along with reducing wear on your HVAC system. The insulation in both the frame and the glass of new windows will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
When your windows are worn-out, the benefits of replacing them are numerous and the return makes the project well worth the investment. When you are considering home renovation projects, speaking with a contractor about the options for replacement windows is a good place to begin. Consider Armorvue Home Exteriors when looking into replacing your old windows. We take pride in being part of this community, and we love helping local homeowners make their homes even more beautiful than they already are. Contact us today for a virtual appointment.
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