Are Replacement Windows a Good Investment?
Throughout the years, there are plenty of upgrades you’ll make to your home. While the reasons can vary, people generally make improvements that are a good investment. If it’s been a decade or two since your windows were last updated, then replacing them might be next on your home project list – and if they aren’t, then they should be. Let’s dive into why replacement windows are an excellent investment for your home on all accounts.
They Function Properly
Windows exist to let light into our homes and offer us views of the outdoors. So, if you currently have a number of windows around your home that have fogged up or gotten dirt in between panes, then they’re no longer serving their purpose. Likewise, if your windows are no longer opening or closing properly, this not only renders them useless but can potentially be a fire hazard. Rather than being unhappy with your windows and unable to use them, you should enjoy the beauty and ease-of-use of new replacement windows.
They Insulate Your Home
There are two big benefits of replacement windows that go hand-in-hand: comfortable indoor temperatures and energy savings. Old windows often let in drafts, making your home colder in the winter and warmer in the summer. New windows, especially energy-efficient options like vinyl, are designed to minimize heat transfer. You and your family will ultimately be able to enjoy more comfortable temperatures which is a win, and then, as a result, your HVAC system will be running less frequently, potentially lowering your monthly energy bills – another win!
The Right Ones Are Built to Last
There’s a good chance that your older windows are wood, and therefore prone to rotting and warping (if it hasn’t happened already). While many wooden options nowadays are pressure treated to resist the effects of aging and outdoor exposure, you may opt for an even more durable and affordable choice, like vinyl. These windows are a sturdy option that never warp, crack, or peel, making them a low-maintenance and long-lasting upgrade to your home. Plus, if you ever plan on selling your home, durable windows can be a selling point for potential buyers. You may even be able to request a slightly higher asking price when you put your home on the market.
They Enhance Aesthetic Appeal
There’s a reason we like new things – they’re usually more eye-catching. New shoes, phones, clothes, etc. generally attract our attention more and appear fresher. Replacement windows are a prime example of this. Older windows may have blemishes like chipped paint, cracked glass, rotting frames, or just layers of dirt and grime. Swapping your old windows out with updated ones will do wonders for your home’s appearance both inside and out. This is another characteristic that could attract the eye of potential buyers should you choose to sell your home.
To ensure you’re outfitting your home with replacement windows that will be a smart investment, you’ll want to choose high-quality ones from a dedicated, experienced company. At L.J. Stone Company, Inc., we proudly offer top-notch vinyl windows that are installed by our highly trained and skilled technicians – never subcontractors.
If you’re still skeptical about whether or not replacement windows are worth the investment, we would happily discuss it with you over the phone or in person. Contact L.J. Stone Company, Inc., today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members or to schedule a consultation at your home.