If you are thinking about renovating your home, you have probably thought about that luxury bathroom or gourmet kitchen, things that have a direct impact on your everyday life. However, your home may need more practical upgrades first, such as new windows. Although you aren’t always aware, these upgrades can also have a significant impact. These are reasons you may consider replacing your windows.
They Are More Energy Efficient
Windows can cost you several thousand dollars, depending on your home, old windows, new window option and installation. However, they will make your home more energy efficient. Proper installation and sealing will result in less air loss or leaking, which could save you up 10% or more on your heating and cooling bills. Dust and allergens are also reduced. In addition, some cities and states have tax rebates or other subsidies for energy-efficient home upgrades.
They Reduce Noise
Also, because new windows are insulated, you may experience a significant reduction in outdoor noise when you are inside your home. If you live by a busy road, school or construction zone or in an area that receives a lot of wind, this can be incredibly beneficial.
They Increase Your Property Value
Updating your windows can significantly increase your property value. Therefore, your sales price is higher if you plan to sell. In addition, many buyers won’t even look at homes that need their windows replaced. If you don’t plan to sell your home, but you want to do additional renovations, you can pull out some of your increased equity and improve your property further.
They Increase Safety
Old windows, especially those that don’t open or close properly, are safety hazards. You never want to be caught inside during a fire because your windows won’t open or have someone break in because they are easily manipulated. When you replace your windows, you gain security because new products open and close properly when they are professionally installed.
If your goal is to reduce your costs and increase your home’s value and safety, consider installing new windows in your home.