You know your home needs new windows, but you also know that it’s a big investment, and you want to save money. Are windows something you can put off, or are new windows worth the splurge? Most contractors will tell you that installing new windows means plenty of benefits for you, and if you’re planning on listing your home in the next few years, new windows can be an investment with a great return.
If you feel a draft when you walk by your windows, investing in new ones is a good idea. If your windows aren’t performing well, your house will feel cold in the winter and too warm in the summer, which isn’t what you want. New windows are energy efficient and can be tailored to the climate of your area. Glass thickness, glazing, and materials can all be specified to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills low. In addition to a more comfortable feel, you may also notice that new windows are better at keeping the outdoor noise out, and the reduction in street noise or barking dogs may be a welcome bonus!
New Windows Enhance the Aesthetic Appeal of Your Home
If you have old windows, they may be hurting your curb appeal. Older windows with chipping and peeling paint, old aluminum, or sloppy touch ups can hurt the overall look of your home. Modern windows can be designed to fit the aesthetic of your home, even if your home is traditional. Window frames are available in a variety of materials that require much less maintenance than older wood or aluminum styles. New windows will enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home both inside and out, which is important if you are planning on listing your home, but is even nice if you’re planning to stay for a while.
New Windows Will Function as You Need Them To
If your windows are sticking, they may not be easy to open in case of an emergency. If the frames are loose, they may make your home more susceptible to a break in. Maybe the window styles you have aren’t functioning as you’d like and you’d prefer casement windows for better airflow, or slider windows to provide you with an unobstructed view. When you are shopping for new windows, your contractor can help you decide which styles of windows will work best with your home and function as you’d like them to.
New Windows Have a High Return on Investment
New windows are a big investment. However, new windows are one of the home renovations that provides a high ROI (Return on Investment). You will ultimately save money on your energy bills, but you will also make your home stand out. If you list your home within five years after installing new windows, you may get over 90% of the investment back in the sale price. Not only will you get a higher price for your home, but a home with new windows may sell much more quickly than a home that needs windows replaced. Buyers will be drawn to a home with the improved curb appeal and comfort of new windows, not to mention they will be delighted not to have to go through the window installation process themselves.
Replacement windows may be an investment, but splurging on new windows is anything but frivolous when you are renovating your home. Comfort, appeal, increased function, and a high return all work together to make your investment well worth it. If you’ve been thinking about new windows but hesitant to make the call, don’t wait any longer. Armorvue Home Exteriors can help guide you through the choices and financing options are available. Join the thousands of satisfied customers who’ve had their windows installed by our team of experts. We’re offering virtual appointments, let’s talk about it today!