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Are Replacement Windows a Good Investment?

Posted by Edward Curtin on Aug 10, 2017, 9:43:00 AM

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Like it or not, winter will be here sooner than you think. And with it comes plummeting temperatures and chilly winds that rattle and whistle through old windows!

There are many good reasons to consider replacement windows. Replacing your home’s windows is a great investment in the beauty of your home’s exterior, as well as its overall value. Better energy efficiency is a bonus: new windows can easily save you money when it comes to heating and cooling bills!

Here are a few of the top reasons why replacement windows are a great investment:

  1. Minimize Home Heating and Cooling Costs

If your home has older windows, it’s possible that they’ve become vulnerable to cracks and air leaks over time. In some cases, your windows may also have wooden frames which break down after years of use. Additionally, inefficient window glass can allow heat or cold to seep into your home. If any of these are present, your home’s a/c, heater and appliances may have to worker harder (which means a higher bill at the end of the month).

Today’s best made, dual-paned windows on average are about twice as effective at retaining heat and air conditioning as the single-paned units installed just a couple of decades ago! This means that properly new sealed windows, like Atrium double hung windows (on SALE now!), can help keep your home comfortable while saving money.

  1. Increased Curb Appeal

Old windows can easily make your home look dated. In some cases, after years of weather and wear, older windows won’t be as clear or as clean looking.

If you’re looking to update the style of your home, new windows can increase your curb appeal and give your home a fresh look! According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors' 2016 (Cost Versus Value study) homeowners can get around 73% of their replacement window investment back when they resell the house.

With a wide range of decorative options, it’s easy to match windows to your home’s style. You can even refresh the exterior to give your homes face a new look! Even better, newer windows require less maintenance and can stay beautiful for many years to come.

 In the end, replacement windows can make your home a better place. In most cases, choosing replacement windows is an excellent investment because they can recoup their initial costs. The energy savings you get through the coming years can end up paying for window replacement in the end!

Have you been thinking about updating your home’s exterior? 

Get new or replacement windows today!

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