When you own a home, there is a virtually countless number of upgrades you’ll make to it throughout the years. At one point, one of these updates will most likely be your windows. However, you may be hesitant to have replacement windows installed, wondering if they’re a good investment for your home. Here are some key window features to look out for to ensure you’re equipping your home with the best possible products:
If your windows are a few decades old, they may be wooden and therefore rotting and warping, causing you to need an upgrade. To prevent the need to replace your windows over and over again, you’ll want to make sure they’re constructed from a long-lasting material. Vinyl windows are a sturdy option that never warp, crack, or peel, and certain wood windows are treated to prevent rotting or warping. By not having to replace your windows as often, you’ll ultimately save money in the long run. Plus, your windows will continue looking like new even after several years down the road, requiring little maintenance or upkeep.
What’s more, is that having long-lasting windows installed at your home can be a selling point for potential buyers if you ever plan on selling your home. As a result, you can possibly request a slightly higher asking price when you put your home on the market.
Windows that have many energy-efficient features are another sure-fire way you’re making a good investment because they help to keep heat where it should be. By preventing heat transfer between your home and the outdoors, your windows will make it easier for your HVAC system to maintain a comfortable temperature, and could ultimately result in lower energy bills month-to-month. When purchasing windows, you’ll want features like double- or triple-pane glass with gas or air-fills between the panes, Low-E coatings, weather-stripping, and insulated frames.
Another reason why energy-efficient windows are a good investment for your home is that many insurance companies, homeowners’ associations, and other organizations offer a discount or bonus for having them installed. It’s worth doing some research to see what kind of rewards you can earn by having ENERGY STAR® certified windows installed at your home.
While money is, of course, an important factor when considering updating your windows, you’ll also want to consider other ways that new windows might help you. If you currently have a number of windows around your home that are difficult to open and close or have fogged up or gotten dirt between panes, then they’re no longer serving their purpose. Not to mention, windows that no longer open or close properly can become a hazard in case of an emergency. Rather than being unhappy with your windows and not being able to use them, you should enjoy the beauty and ease-of-use of new replacement windows.
In addition to seeking out replacement windows that are sure to be an investment to your home, you’ll want to choose a dedicated, experienced company to install them. At Dreamstyle Remodeling, not only do we offer premium, first-rate replacement windows from acclaimed manufacturers, but we also expertly install them ourselves. By having a skilled team of technicians install your new windows, you can be sure that they’ll perform up to their full potential.
Reach out to America’s #1 Remodeler, Dreamstyle Remodeling, for more information about our replacement windows and why they’re an ideal investment for your home.