Any worthwhile home improvement project is an investment. The challenge is to figure which projects will be worth it. Like any consumer, homeowners considering a renovation or repair project want the biggest bang for their buck.
Market value is one way of gauging whether a project is worth the cost. However, some renovations—retiling a patio, for instance—may improve your home’s appearance but may not always yield the return on investment you expect. With regard to replacement windows, the specific styles, features, options, and, of course, overall quality all determine whether your project will be worth the money you spend. What’s undeniable, though, is that replacing old, worn-out, and faulty windows is an eminently practical investment.
What Kind of Window Frame Do You Want?
Thoughtfully selecting your window frames goes a long way toward home improvement value. There are three primary frame materials on the market—vinyl, fiberglass, and wood. Vinyl is the least expensive, followed by fiberglass, and then wood. With design techniques and production methods so advanced nowadays, any of one of these frame materials can be highly durable and attractive. It all depends on how much you’re willing to spend. You should know, however, that wood frames, which are widely coveted for their natural charm, typically requires regular maintenance. But if distinctive visual appeal is a quality you desire, then wood windows may be well worth the cost.
Don’t Forget About Energy Efficiency
Perhaps you know this already, but it bears repeating: Energy-efficient windows can save you money on energy bills. When you also consider that home buyers gravitate toward homes with energy-saving features or homes with a record of low electricity bills, you can see that energy-efficient replacement windows may bring a healthy return on your investment.
When shopping around for new windows, focus on companies that offer windows certified by ENERGY STAR, the U.S. government program that promotes energy-efficient products. Windows with the ENERGY STAR label can reduce the average homeowner’s energy use by as much as 30%. That because, compared to conventional windows, they provide better insulation and allow less solar heat into the home.
The Replacement Windows of Your Dreams
Dreamstyle Remodeling is an American full-service remodeler widely recognized for projects that add value. Since 1989, we have been committed to installing long-lasting products for homeowners looking to enhance the beauty and comfort of their home. We source our replacement windows from Pella®, arguably the most trusted name in the industry. These finely crafted windows are available in numerous eye-catching styles, from double-hung and casement to awning and bow. For window frames that fit your budget and design aesthetic, you can choose from vinyl, fiberglass, or wood. No matter which window style or frame material you prefer, you can trust that your replacement window will help you save on energy costs because Pella utilizes a range of energy-saving glass specially designed for your climate.
Why not contact Dreamstyle Remodeling today? We can arrange a complimentary consultation to give you all the information you need to embark on a window replacement project that will be more than worth the cost.