It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for investing in some much-needed TLC for your house. Whether it’s a new siding installation or a roof repair, your home likely needs some sort of work done, especially after this year’s abnormally harsh winter.
One of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is whether or not you should have your home’s windows replaced. Many homeowners are put off by the price of this project, but it’s often something that has to be done — and the benefits will far outweigh the costs. It’s no surprise that a simple window replacement boasts a 73 to 77% return on investment.
As you start planning out your summertime home improvement projects, you shouldn’t rule out hiring a construction company or remodeling company to install new windows in your home. Here are just four of the many reasons why doing this can prove beneficial:
Higher energy efficiency within your home
One of the biggest reasons to install new windows is the huge cost savings they allow by reducing your household energy use. Single-pane glass windows, which are present in most older homes built before the 1990s, are notoriously energy inefficient and provide poor insulation, making your energy bills skyrocket. By replacing your single-pane windows with newer, energy efficient panes, you can cut your energy bills by as much as 15%!
More attractive aesthetics
You likely look out your home’s windows every day — and if your windows are old, they’ve likely become shabby or clouded with condensation. Replacement windows allow you to watch the world outside through clear, beautiful lenses, and can even let more light into your home.
Having trouble opening and closing your windows? Do they fail to latch shut? If so, you should be hiring a construction company to install a new set of windows. In addition to opening and closing easily, you’ll be able to clean newer windows from the inside of your home, as many new window panes are designed to tilt inward.
Improved home security
Lastly, your decision to have a construction company install new windows in your home will boost your house’s security, protecting you and your family from burglars who could break in through a ground-floor window. It’s a vital investment to make, and will help you sleep easier every night.
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