Replacing new windows is a home improvement that may feel like a chore you want to avoid. Homeowners usually think of replacing old windows as something only to take on when the windows are completely worn out. Yet replacing your old windows with new ones has some unexpected benefits, making installing new windows well worth the investment.
New Windows Increase the Curb Appeal and Value of Your Home
There is no question that new windows will enhance the curb appeal of your home. The impact is often much more dramatic than homeowners expect. The value of your home will also increase with the investment in new windows. If you are planning to list your home, you will usually be able to get at least some of your investment back in the listing price – often over 70% of the expense. Knowing a home has new windows will make your home much more desirable to buyers, since they’ll be assured it isn’t a project they’ll need to take on.
New Windows Will Make Your Home More Comfortable and Efficient
Most homeowners expect new windows to make their home feel more comfortable, but many are still shocked by the immediate difference. Drafts and hot spots will be gone, keeping your home consistently climate controlled and comfortable. The benefit of this climate control is that your HVAC system will not need to work as hard, which will save both money in your energy bills, wear and tear on your system, and the environmental impact.
New Windows Help Reduce Dust and Allergens
When blinds are between the glass, as they are with many new styles of windows, you will have a big dust magnet suddenly absent from your home. Many homeowners don’t realize what a difference it will make. The ease of cleaning windows and the security of the glass will help dust and allergens from entering your home at all, making it much more comfortable.
New Windows Will Make Your Home More Quiet and Secure
Homeowners are often surprised at the difference new windows make when it comes to noise reduction. The new advances in glass and framing can all help reduce the noise from traffic, lawn equipment, and barking dogs. Your home will also be safer and more secure. You won’t need to worry about stuck frames preventing an easy escape in case of emergency, yet the secure locks and sensors will help in keeping any unwanted intruders out.
New Windows Mean Less Maintenance
While older windows required plenty of maintenance and cleaning, today’s windows are designed to require much less. Blinds between the glass, tilt-in sashes, and vinyl frames to replace wood will make cleaning and maintaining much easier on the homeowner. While window cleaning may have been an all day spring project requiring ladders, window cleaning your new windows will go much more quickly and can be done almost entirely from inside the house. Wooden frames require occasional painting and inspection for water damage, but vinyl frames often require nothing more than an occasional wipe down.
While new windows are certainly an investment, the benefits are numerous and well worth the time and expense of window replacement. If you are considering new windows and thinking only of replacing windows that are worn, you may be pleasantly surprised by the unexpected benefits. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors to set up a virtual appointment today!