Window replacement might seem like a daunting task. From choosing new windows to going through the installation process – it is a task people often delay or avoid altogether. However, don’t feel discouraged because window replacement brings a lot of benefits, and it’s worth doing sooner rather than later.
Increase Resale Value of Your Home
Nothing says your home is dated more than outdated windows. If your home has old windows then they’re probably showing signs of chipping, peeling or even rotting around the frame. Replacing your windows will enhance your home’s curb appeal and increase the resale value of your home.
Furthermore, energy-efficiency and exterior appearance are features that are becoming increasingly important for potential homebuyers. In fact, new windows are so important to new homeowners that real estate agents will put them front and centre on a home’s feature sheet. New windows are a big deal! By investing in a window replacement, you’re also contributing to your home’s equity and a larger ROI.
Old windows can cost you escalating utility bills. Drafts, cracks, or deteriorating frames can cause outdoor air to enter the home and force your air conditioner or furnace to work harder than normal.
Newer models of windows are designed with energy efficiency in mind. Modern technology has allowed windows to sustain a more consistent temperature in your home during the cold winter and hot summer months. Higher performing replacement windows are credited with cutting your household energy expenditures in half.
The key to recouping your investment in new windows is to get them installed as soon as you need them so that over time you maximize the amount of energy savings that you’ll get from your replacement windows over their lifetime.
Taking advantage of high-efficiency replacement windows is they help leave a positive environmental impact. By tapping into natural resources less frequently, you can lower your carbon footprint by reducing the number of utilities your home uses each month.
Replacement windows provide better insulation than older models, which reduces the amount of noise within the home. If you’re constantly hearing your neighbours or traffic, a window replacement may be the solution you have not yet considered.
Beyond the economic and environmental impacts of replacing your windows, you will also enjoy an enhanced atmosphere in the rooms you spend the most time in. A window replacement makes your home a space you want to spend time in. You’ll find yourself spending less time caring for and maintaining your windows, and therefore be able to sit back, relax and simply enjoy them.
More Natural Light
Clean new windows allow more natural light to enter your home and provide you with a perfect view of the beautiful scenery outside the walls of your home. For anyone who suffers from depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), more natural light has huge health benefits, and are a great reason to add new windows into your home.