Window replacement is an excellent investment that you can make as a homeowner. New windows can offer a wide range of benefits from savings on utilities and more comfortable living spaces to protecting your home from water damage and more. That said, replacing your windows isn’t always necessary or straightforward. Before you begin a full replacement project, make sure to consider these five factors.
Consider Repairs and Maintenance First
If your home is historical, your windows may have some unique problems. Wood, while durable and long lasting, needs to be maintained and repaired to function continuously as an efficient window. With that in mind, you may notice that your windows need repairs over replacement. Many of the most common window problems can be fixed with repairs, but if the damage is significant, installing new units may be more long term cost effective.
Don’t Replace Everything If You Don’t Need To
The odds are that even if many of the windows in your home need to replacement, it’s not all of them. There’s no reason to replace a perfectly good window if you don’t need to. Not only will it add to the cost, but consider the extra waste you’re making as well.
Pay Attention to Aesthetics
Many homeowners forget to consider how their new windows will look when purchasing. While new windows give a 70% or higher return on investment when you sell a house, there are many times where this is not the case. If the new windows are ill-fitted for the house, the wrong style, or clash with the design, you are not likely to see the same results as you otherwise would.
Know The Costs
Your new windows are not going to pay for themselves instantly. While it’s true that new windows to help improve your efficiency when it comes to HVAC and heating, those changes may not be as dramatic as others would lead you to believe. Often the changes in expenses are something seen over the long term, and while they will add up, your windows will not pay for themselves within the first year. New windows come with many advantages, but it’s important to remember that it is a costly process and that it’s not something that will help you save substantial amounts of money.
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