The Do-It-All Home Remodeling Project!
We know that there are plenty of different ways you can improve your home – inside and out! But some are more labor or cost-intensive than others, and you may even need the help of a contractor or designer. Thankfully, there IS an affordable and DIY-friendly option available if you’re looking to beef up your home’s curb appeal! Replacement windows are a great way to add value to your home – as well as improve its form and function! They also make for the perfect summer home remodeling project and offer a great return on investment.
Simple Process, Minor Upkeep
One of the best things about adding replacement windows to your home is how easily they update its entire look! It’s a great opportunity for you to try exciting new window styles that help amplify whatever room you install them in. You can bring that gorgeous backyard view indoors with a bay or bow window. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a casement style window in your kitchen to really “open” everything up! It can even be as simple as choosing a window that’s just perfect for hanging your new drapes. You’re certainly spoiled for choice when finding a replacement window – but don’t worry, the process is a snap!
We recommend always focusing on function first before choosing your new windows. From there, it’s as easy as taking a quick home inventory, getting feedback from the rest of your family, and planning out your new-look windows! You can also make your remodeling project that much simpler by opting for what’s known as double-hang windows. These windows are defined by their ability to tilt either indoors or outdoors, so keeping the entire window sparkling clean is a snap!
More Than Just Looks
There’s a reason why so many people choose to add replacement windows to their home – they consistently return the most value at resale! But even if you’re not planning on selling your home this year (or even in the near future), they’re still a worthwhile investment. For instance, did you know that one of the most common reasons for higher energy bills is drafty or leaky windows? It’s true, and when the average home heating and cooling costs can account for up to 40% of your yearly energy budget, it certainly pays to have new, airtight windows! Certain energy-efficient window brands, such as ENERGY STAR certified windows, can save you almost $370 on your average annual heating and cooling costs!
What’s more, by investing in the right replacement windows, you can cut down on damage to your valuables indoors! While that lovely summer sunlight may look great, over time it can cause your pictures, paint, wood flooring, and even drapery to fade or become discolored. Luckily, many energy-efficient replacement windows have protective coatings that can protect your belongings from sunlight damage – all without cutting down on the amount of natural, visible light!
Do I Need New Windows Yet?
Excited to start planning out your new window project but wondering whether you need them or not? Be aware, it can be difficult to tell just by looking at your windows whether or not you need to replace them. Even a window that looks perfectly fine could be costing you in excess energy bills every year. Not to mention, with the many advancements in window technology and design, you’re more than likely to find savings from upgrading your existing windows! We still recommend giving your entire home and all your windows a thorough examination to determine what needs replacing and what can wait – it never hurts to be proactive.
No matter what route you take, upgrading your windows can only add value to your home and help beautify your family’s living space!