Home renovations can be costly, but they can help increase your home’s overall value. A kitchen and bathroom remodel may be the first things you think of when renovating your home, but replacing your windows can improve its curb appeal, reduce neighborhood noise, and make your home more energy-efficient.
Here are 6 reasons new windows can increase the value of your home.
New Windows Are More Energy-Efficient
Technology has increased dramatically in the past few years, so today’s windows are more energy-efficient than the windows you installed decades ago. Energy-efficient windows can minimize the sun’s UV rays, prevent unwanted heat from entering your home during the warmer months, and prevent heat from escaping during the colder months. This helps keep the temperature regulated year-round throughout your home, causing your heater/AC unit not to work as hard, ultimately saving you money on your energy bills.
There are a few features that boost the glass performance of new windows. Low-E (low-emissivity) glass has a coating that reflects heat and reduces UV rays from entering. Vinyl frames provide excellent insulation, but double and triple-pane windows have two or three panes of glass with a warm-edge spacer and insulating gas to give you protection against the outside elements.
New Windows Can Increase Your Home’s Value
You’ll increase your energy rating by installing energy-efficient windows in your home. With a higher energy rating, you will increase your home’s value if you ever decide to sell because lower energy consumption reduces overall costs within a home, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
New Windows Can Increase Curb Appeal
If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, curb appeal is something to consider. The appearance of your home is the first thing potential buyers will notice; old windows may alert them that your home is outdated. Various window styles and colors are available, so it’s important to choose the styles and colors that best suit your home.
New Windows Can Reduce Outside Noise
If you live in a neighborhood with lots of noise, new windows can help keep the sound to a minimum. Invest in double or triple-pane windows with vinyl frames for the ultimate soundproof experience. This is also a selling point for potential buyers that might be concerned about the neighborhood noise levels.
New Windows Can Increase Security
A common point of entry for intruders is through the windows. If your current windows contain only a single pane of glass or have broken locks, you’re putting yourself and your family at risk by increasing an intruder’s ability to break in. Windows with new locks and multi-panes of glass help strengthen your home’s defenses. If you choose a window style like awning or casement, you’ll strengthen them even more since they are smaller and make it more difficult for an intruder to enter.
New Windows Operate Better and Are Easier To Maintain
Have you ever tried to open your windows to let some fresh air in, and you almost pulled your back out trying to raise them? If this is the case, it’s time to upgrade your windows. New windows are easy to open and close and only require minimal effort from you, not intense upper body strength to operate. Maintaining and cleaning new windows with features like tilt-in panes and between-the-glass blinds is also easier.
Even though home renovations are often costly, it could be more pricey not to replace your windows. Not only will a replacement give you increased energy efficiency and security, improved appearance, and a quieter home, but installing new windows will also increase your home’s value. By calling a professional like Legacy Restoration to replace your windows, you’ll save yourself money over the years in energy costs.
Legacy Restoration combines highly trained staff and handpicked window replacement products to ensure long-term value for your home improvement. Call us or fill out our online form today for a free consultation and quote.