Whether you anticipate living in your home for years, or you want to put it on the market in a few months, you may be contemplating a home project that will add value to your home. Value-added projects are those projects that increase the value in your home on the market. From new siding to a manicured lawn, there are real ways you can increase your home’s value in a weekend. Specifically, you can replace your old windows.
How Windows Add Value?
At Window Word, we’ve found that new windows are one of the easiest and quickest ways you can make your home more profitable. Your windows are one of the main ways energy escape your home. By replacing windows that aren’t energy efficient, you could save money, and everyone wants to save money, right? Additionally, when you upgrade your windows and then sell your home, it’s easy to recoup all the money you have invested in your replacement window project.
Why Replace Your Old Windows?
If you haven’t considered replacing your windows because they aren’t broken, then you should reconsider the idea. Your dated windows don’t have to be chipped and broken to warrant replacement. In fact, if you’ve had your windows for a number of years, you should consider replacing them to reap the benefits of the latest technology.
Replacement Windows Are More Secure
Technology has changed the world as we see it. It’s also changed the way windows are made. In the past, windows were manufactured the best way possible; however, these windows are simply not secure enough to protect your family from savvy thieves. Single-paned windows allow thieves to break into your home using the smash and grab technique.
Fortunately, replacement windows are manufactured with your safety in mind. These days you can choose between a number of windows that aren’t so easily shattered by burglars. From double-paned windows to windows that open from the top, newer windows enhance your safety, which makes your home more desirable on the market.
Lock in Energy Savings with Replacement Windows
Windows that are 10 to 15 years old are drafty and allow your comfortable air to escape. Without replacement windows, you will find that you’ll have to run your air conditioning and heat harder just to keep your home comfortable with old windows. There are a host of windows on the market that will allow you to seal your home better. You can choose a window that has window panes infused with gas to tighten your seal or you can get custom-made windows to ensure that your new windows fit perfectly. At any rate, new windows can lead to a reduction in your utility bills.
Beyond saving money by fixing damaged windows, many manufacturers are making energy efficient windows. These windows leverage the latest in technology to insulate your home. For instance, triple, high-solar-gain, Low-E, non-metal frames can result in a 26% savings on your energy bill in Minneapolis, MN during the summer. An investment in these windows means these windows will pay for themselves in a matter of a few years.
If you are looking for your next home improvement project, consider one that drives up the value of your home like a window replacement project. Armed with experience and knowledge about the latest in energy-efficient windows, we can help you improve your home’s value and make it more secure. We encourage you to give us a call today to set up a consultation.
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