All summer long you and your family were completely comfortable. You slept well and enjoyed comfortable evenings lounging around the living room. Then out of nowhere, the nights grew longer, the days turned colder your family is complaining about the cold nonstop. Your heating bills have started to climb to astronomical numbers and the weight of a million blankets pressing down on you makes it impossible to sleep. In short, it’s been a rough winter so far, and the season has just begun! Is it time to consider winter replacement windows?
Replacing the windows in your home is a simple process that can vastly improve the comfort level in your home during the winter. Furthermore, new windows provide homeowners with an incredibly wide variety of benefits, from saving money to increasing the market value of your home. Best of all, this procedure is typically quick to do and can be completed year round. Don’t suffer through the season freezing in your home. Discover how winter replacement windows can transform your house from icebox to cozy.
Spend Less with Replacement Windows
Replacing your windows can have an enormous long term impact on your pocketbook. Sure, updating your home’s windows might seem like a sizable initial investment, but in the long run, the numbers don’t lie.
Did you know that prior to the mid-1990s single pane windows were the standard? These windows don’t do a lot for your internal environment as they allow cool and hot air to pass through them with relative ease. Around 1995, though, the much more logical double pane windows started to become the norm thanks to their myriad of positive benefits.
According to EnergyStar.gov, homeowners that make the switch from single paned to double paned windows can save anywhere from $100 to $500 dollars a year (or anywhere from 7 to 15 percent) on their energy bills depending on where they’re located in the United States.
Increase the Value of Your Home
If you’re trying to get out of your current home, replacing the windows is one of the most reliable ways to increase the value of your home and make your money back. Window replacement, which typically costs $450 to $2,000 per window, can recoup 73 percent to 77 percent of the cost when sold.” Some outlets have actually put that number closer to an 88 percent return.
That doesn’t even take into account the drastic increase in curb appeal from replacing your windows. Did you know that 90 percent of real estate agents claimed curb appeal was invaluable when selling a home? Or that 82 percent of potential homebuyers will simply pass on homes that have an undesirable outer appearance?
And, did you know that most real estate agents — as many as 66 percent — list whether or not a home’s windows are energy efficient? That’s right, not only is window replacement environmentally friendly, it’s also a great selling point.
Maintain Comfort through the winter
When the winter hits its coldest point, you don’t want to have to pay through the nose to try and keep warm. Installing energy-efficient windows can help steady your home’s temperature, which allows you to keep things warmer and more comfortable for your whole family without having to take out a loan.
Beyond the incalculable ability to simply enjoy your home during a beautiful winter day, most new windows are designed to be low maintenance. Vinyl windows, for example, are designed to never need a paint job once they’re installed. That means you can cross one chore off your to-do list when summer finally rolls around.
You don’t need to be uncomfortable this winter. Give Geisler Roofing & Home Improvement a call to make sure your home is the winter oasis you deserve. From the long term savings to the amped up curb appeal, there are too many good reasons not to replace your windows this winter.