In today’s cost-conscious society, homeowners are always thinking of ways to save money. Well, what about ways to make money—that is, when you go to sell your home? Many people don’t necessarily want to go through the hassle of huge remodeling projects to increase their home’s value, but the truth is you don’t have to.
There is one replacement in particular that can help increase your home’s value, for a number of reasons. And that is your windows!
If you have older windows in your living space, they might not seal up as they should when closed, and could be letting drafts in or conditioned air out. They might be single-paned and incapable of preventing heat transfer. They also might be really outdated looking and unappealing to a future homebuyer. Window replacements offer a lot of benefits, each of which can increase your home’s value. Read on as we uncover some!
Contribute to Lowered Energy Bills
Have you found your energy bills increasing with no real explanation? Say that you aren’t using your HVAC systems any more than normal, and there is nothing wrong with them—your energy bills shouldn’t be rising that much then, right? Well, they could be without the right windows in place.
In fact, you might be surprised to find that up to 30% of the conditioned air from your HVAC system can be lost through drafty windows and doors—we’re talking about conditioned air that you are paying for!
Our window installations provide far better insulation than aging windows. This prevents heat loss during the winter and prevents heat gain during the summer. This means you won’t need to rely as much on your HVAC systems, and as a result, you’ll notice your energy bills decrease.
Increase Home Security
Do you feel like you and your family are living as safely as possible in your home? New windows can give you an even greater sense of security! Stronger window panes prevent intruders from gaining access to your home, and if a windowpane of this nature is broken, it splinters into small pieces rather than shattering into large shards and potentially creating injury for someone in your family.
Make Your Home More Visually Appealing
Replacing all the windows in your home is understandably a very large investment. What if we told you it could pay off in the end? Your windows are, of course, a portion of your home that’s always visible. Choosing the right material, style, and even color can help to improve the look of your home—this means that when you go to sell your home later, you’re making it more visually appealing by increasing its curb appeal.
Improve Home Comfort!
We mentioned already how upgraded windows can help your HVAC systems work more efficiently. This in itself will make you and your family live more comfortably. But they do more than just that! New windows also allow for more natural lighting, can help with noise reduction, and can even offer better UV protection to keep your furnishings from fading and your family protected.