Whether you are building your home from its foundation (and up) or have an older home, windows are a vital aspect of any home. If you’re in the market for replacement windows but aren’t exactly sold on taking that plunge, why should you empty your pocket and opt for replacement windows?
Here are some advantages of replacing your windows:
Your house will have more curb appeal
The windows are the eyes into your home. Chances are, you do care about what your house looks like on the outside. If you have one-panel windows that make your home drafty during winter months or your window frame is broken, consider replacing all of your windows. While this may seem like a costly endeavor at the beginning, replacing your windows will make your home more aesthetically pleasing to you and everyone who passes by on a regular basis.
Replacing your windows will add value to your home
If you’re looking to put your home on the market, replacing your windows can add a much-needed boost to your home’s overall value. This is especially important if you have an older home. While it could be bursting at the seams with charm, the older windows could be holding your home back from getting offers. Spending a little bit of money before your home sells could increase the value and sell price, giving you more pounds in your pocket.
Your home will be more energy efficient
If you have no plans to move away from your home, purchasing and installing new windows could make your home more energy efficient. For example, if you have a gap in one of your windows seals, then hot air could escape during the winter and cool air could drift outside during the summer. Thus, your home isn’t heated or cooled as efficiently. When you replace your windows, it keeps the cool and warm air in. In addition, your utility bills will be lower because your air conditioner or boiler do not have work in overdrive just to heat or cool your drafty home.
Your home will be quieter
Depending on the location of your home, you may want to make it quieter. Replacing your windows is more energy efficient and budget friendly than ripping out your drywall to add more insulation. Windows add that extra barrier of peace of quiet between you and the outside world. Double-paned windows will block out most sounds. Plus, the glass in your new windows could protect you and your belongings from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
Your home will be safer
If you have broken locks on your windows — or no locks at all — then your home could be susceptible to break-ins. Keep your family, pets and belongings safe when you replace your windows. Who doesn’t want to feel safe in his or her home? Choosing new windows with durable locks (and possible even sensors and a home security system) will ensure that you will feel safer behind the walls, windows and doors of your home.