Whether you enjoy watching Lake Michigan from your home’s bay windows or you love to have your windows open closer to Petrifying Springs Park, the age and type of window can save you money.
There are many ways to update your home and save on window cost and so many modern options:
- Vinyl Windows
- Double Hung Windows
- Fiberglass Windows
- Sliding Windows
- Double Pane or Triple Pane Windows
- Composite Windows
- Gas Filled
- And More!
You can potentially save between $126 and $465 annually by ditching your single-pane windows and replacing them with double-pane windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Are your current windows of the single-pane variety? Have the windows been in place for longer than the warranty period? Do you feel drafts inside your home regardless of how much caulking and weatherstripping you use?
Have your electricity bills been soaring over the last little while? Does it take a herculean effort to open or close your existing windows? Do your windows pose a security threat due to faulty locking mechanisms?
If you answer “yes” to any of the questions mentioned above, you’re likely a candidate for replacement windows. Read on to see how replacing your home’s windows with new windows can save you money in the future.
Replacing Your Home’s Windows Will Bring Better Energy Efficiency
One of the ways you’ll save money by replacing old windows is by getting better energy efficiency. This is especially the case if you have single-pane windows, which is possible if you’ve lived in the same house for a long time.
Single-pane windows have, as the name suggests, just one pane of glass. But modern windows typically come with two or even three panes of glass. And you can get special inert gas—krypton or argon—between the panes.
So double-pane and triple-pane windows—especially when combined with inert gas fills and low-E coatings that block ultraviolet rays—are superior to single-pane windows. So it’s worth replacing single-pane windows.
Modern windows will provide a more significant barrier between the interior of your home and the exterior of your home. As a result, you’ll be able to kiss drafts goodbye. In addition, your home will be more energy-efficient, which will save you money.
They’ll Protect Your Furniture and Flooring
You’ve no doubt heard about UV rays and the damage they can cause to your eyes and your skin. That’s why you use sunglasses and apply special lotion before heading outdoors on a hot day in Kenosha or Racine.
If your current windows or existing frame are in poor shape, you stand to gain a lot by getting new windows for your home. Low-E coatings on windows not only will block UV rays but also will prevent your furniture and flooring from fading.
You’ve paid too much for your home furnishings to allow them to fade prematurely because of the sun’s UV rays. So if you get new windows, you can save money going forward by keeping your things in good repair.
You won’t have to go out and replace your things prematurely just because of the damage caused by UV rays.
They’ll Protect Your Air Conditioner and Furnace
Another way you’ll save after installing new windows is by prolonging the life of your air conditioner and furnace. You no doubt know that it will cost thousands of dollars to replace these essential pieces of equipment.
But you may very well have to do so sooner rather than later if your worn and torn windows force your air conditioner and furnace to work harder.
It will work harder since it will need to maintain the desired temperature. But, by replacing your windows when you need to, you’ll lengthen the life of your air conditioner and furnace. Who doesn’t want to save thousands of dollars?
They’ll Increase Your Home Valuation
When you get a window replacement service, you’ll also increase the valuation of your home. That’s a great benefit whether you intend to sell your home soon or to stay where you are for the foreseeable future.
Also, consider that quality replacement windows will also boost your home’s curb appeal, which will attract more prospective homebuyers. They’ll also make your home safer due to the robust locking mechanisms.
These things will make your home more attractive to people looking to buy a new residence.
If you wind up selling your home for more than you would have with worn-out windows, you will have more money to put towards buying a new home. In addition, buying your new home will be more affordable with your sale proceeds.
They’ll Require Minimal Maintenance
Getting replacement windows for your home will reduce the time and money you have to spend on maintenance. Modern windows are built better than the windows from yesteryear. The materials and build quality are better.
So while you still will need to clean them from time to time, you won’t have to do so all the time, and you won’t have to slave over them.
They’ll Save You Money on Repairs
When you consider window replacement costs, find a window retailer, and buy the windows you need, you’ll have some peace of mind. One reason is that you’ll have a warranty that will save you money on any needed repairs.
With replacement windows, you likely won’t have to worry about any issues for a long time. But if something does go wrong inside of the warranty period, you’ll be able to contact the window store you bought them from and wave the cost to replace them.
As long as the warranty covers the problem you’re experiencing, you will be able to get the repair done at little to no cost to you.
Learn More About Getting Replacement Windows
Are you interested in replacing your home’s windows? Do you want to find a reputable and dependable company to work with?
Contact us at Dick’s Roof Repair for a free, no-obligation estimate on your new windows project. We have the experience you need when it comes to replacing and installing windows. We can also help you with your roofing or siding project. Contact us today.