If you already have a few home improvement projects planned in the future, then installing new windows may not seem like a big priority. However, it can be one of the smartest investments you make this year. New windows can impact your home in so many ways. Many of those ways will either save you money or add value to your home.
When compared to many other home renovation projects window installations appear simple and affordable. They also come with a significant return on investment. Of course, that return requires the windows to be correctly chosen and properly installed. Such a job is best left to a trained professional.
Here’s a closer look at a few of the main benefits that will come from new window installations.
Quality Of Life Improvements
This benefit actually includes at least two separate advantages. They are both related to your comfort and quality of life, thus they are grouped together. The first of the two benefits is the ease of use associated with new windows.
It seems that the further you turn back the clock the more difficult it is to open windows. For example, consider a home from the 1970’s with the original windows. Most of them require quite a bit of strength to lift up. This is partly due to their old design. It also happens because windows wear down and become more difficult to open with time.
The most popular new windows open with a tilt instead of lifting them straight up. This means they are significantly easier to open, they are less prone to wearing down over time, and they can allow more airflow into the home. It’s an all-around improvement.
The second quality of life improvement relates to noise control. Once again, turn back the clock to that 1970’s home with the original windows. You’ll likely be able to hear every conversation that’s taking place outside. Older windows were poorly insulated and a lot of noise came through. New windows can eliminate the vast majority of that noise thanks to modern insulation techniques.
Improved Energy Efficiency
This is the main reason why most homeowners install new windows. Those same modern insulation techniques that are keeping out the noise are also helping regulate temperatures. Improved insulation, more efficient designs, and proper installation all result in a more energy efficient window.
This means that you’ll need to run your AC or heater less to maintain the same comfortable temperature in the home. That results in less energy spent and thus more money saved. It’s estimated that most homes waste at least 1/3rd of the energy they use due to small holes around their windows. A new installation by a qualified contractor can completely fix this problem.
Add Value To Your Home
Not only can new windows save you money every year on your energy bills, but they will actually add value to your home. If you ever plan to sell your home, then having new windows is a must. It’s a small investment with a significant return. It actually has one of the highest ROIs of any home renovation project. Installing new windows just makes sense.
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