There are ways to maintain your home to keep its value, and there are ways to improve your home and increase its value. Replacing your windows is a home improvement that will both increase the value of your home and save you money at the same time.
If you are on the fence about deciding on whether or not to replace your old windows, here are 11 benefits that you are missing out on by waiting.
#1 They Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home
Old windows can start to look a little tired over time. What was once beautiful wood can turn into a bit of an eyesore with all of the abuse that Mother Nature dishes out. Having new windows installed can actually give your home an entirely different look, making it much more attractive.
#2 Energy-efficient Windows Will Increase the Value of Your Home
They will make your home worth more money, which is advantageous for you in a few different ways.
- Your home is an investment in your future. It only makes sense to want to increase its value.
- If you ever decide to sell your home, having new, energy-efficient windows will make your home more attractive to buyers. And, you’ll be able to list it for more money.
- Should you ever decide to refinance your home loan, new windows will factor into its overall value.
#3 New Windows Will Make Your Home More Comfortable
Chances are, if you have older windows in your home, you have some drafts. The integrity of the windows themselves will fade over time. And, there may be air drafts around the windows compromising the air inside of your home. All of those drafts make it hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. New windows are insulated much better than older windows, eliminating all of that air loss, making your home more comfortable.
#4 You’ll Save Money on Utilities
This a huge benefit of having new windows in your home. By eliminating all of those drafty spots in your home, your furnace and air conditioner won’t be working so hard to maintain your home’s temperature. And, that means that your utility bills will be reduced, sometimes dramatically. All of the money that you save might even pay for the cost of the new windows in a relatively short time.
#5 Your HVAC System Will Last Longer
You are also reducing a lot of wear and tear on your entire HVAC system by having new windows installed. Not only will you not be troubled with as many repairs, but the system will have a longer lifespan since it’s not working as hard.
#6 You Can Change Your Window Design
Replacement windows give you the option of changing the design. Maybe you want windows that open a certain way, or maybe not at all. You can change the size of the windows, or even the shape. A trusted, reputable window installer can easily walk you through your options if you want to change the look of your windows.
#7 UV Protection for You and Your Home
Those old, wavy-glassed windows may look beautiful. But, they aren’t protecting you or the things inside of your home from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Ultraviolet radiation is not only harmful to your skin, but is also fades your drapes, furniture, and floors. New windows can have UV protection in the glass that will minimize the impact of those harmful rays.
#8 Having New Windows Helps the Environment
Everyone is doing their part to help the environment. The biggest impact that you can make is to reduce your carbon footprint. And, having replacement windows does just that. By reducing the amount of energy your home uses, you are doing your part to lessen the amount of energy that needs to be generated. Producing energy is a major contributor to global pollution. The less energy that each of us consume, the better it is for our environment.
#9 They Will Make Your Home Quieter
The added insulation of new windows will also reduce the amount of outside noise that you can hear inside of your home. It’s just another added benefit of replacement windows that will make your home more peaceful.
#10 You Won’t Have as Much Condensation to Worry About
All of the air gaps that come along with older windows can cause issues with condensation on the inside of the windows. Condensation not only adds moisture to the air, which can cause health issues for some people, but the moisture can also settle into window frames and walls. This can create areas where mold and mildew can settle, causing even more health issues. New windows will eliminate all of those condensation issues, making your home safer for you and your family.
#11 They’re Easier to Clean
Cleaning windows is never a fun job. But, it sure is a lot easier with new windows. They are designed for easy cleaning, so you won’t find yourself on ladders outside anymore trying to get to the hard to reach spots. The new windows will have features that allow you to clean the entire surface from inside of your home, saving you a lot of time and making the entire cleaning process a lot safer for you.
If it’s time to replace your old windows with new, energy-efficient ones, and you’re looking for a window installer that you can trust, give us a call at Crossover Roofing. Our team of window replacement professionals will meet with you and go over the many options that are available. We’ll even provide you with a free estimate for your new windows.
You’ll quickly realize why so many people trust us for out expertise with window replacement as well as maintaining or replacing roofing, siding, doors, and gutters. We even offer financing options. Let us be your home-improvement specialist. We look forward to hearing from you.
Mary Jane Hedrick is the owner of Crossover Roofing, LLC and believes that her customers are entitled to receive exceptional service and superior craftsmanship from the leading roofing, siding, and windows company in the Triad.