You don’t necessarily need to wait until your windows break to replace them. If your home’s windows are old or if you have a hard time keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, then replacement windows may be your best option. It’s also a good idea to replace your windows if the frames are cracked or warped because damaged frames can let out as much cool or warm air as inefficient windows. Consider these three reasons why it might be a good time to upgrade.
1. Save Money on Utility Bills
Windows can account for up to 50 percent of your home’s energy loss. Georgia gets hot in the summer, so don’t wait until you begin running your air conditioner to start replacing inefficient windows. Do it now so you can head into summer knowing that your home’s electricity usage won’t strain your finances.
At the same time, bear in mind that energy-efficient windows aren’t just a boon during the hot summer months. There are plenty of cold spells during a Georgia winter, and you’ll be glad your home has the ability to retain the warm air from your central heating unit when cold fronts come in.
2. Upgrade Your Home
Your new replacement windows don’t need to look exactly the same as the windows you are replacing. Windows are available in many more styles than in the past, making it possible for you to enhance your exterior decor by installing modern-looking windows. In addition, new window models not only look good, but they are also extremely convenient, often enabling you to open and close your windows more easily than with older models.
3. Increase Your Home’s Value
Installing new windows is one of the best and most cost-efficient ways to increase your home’s value. It is also an upgrade that is easy to make without disrupting your schedule or lifestyle. It has been estimated that the return on investment for replacing old windows comes to a whopping 74 percent. What is more, putting in energy-efficient replacement windows can make you eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $1,500.
Naturally, having all your home’s windows replaced is an investment. Thankfully, this isn’t a job that you need to take on in one piece. You can have a few windows replaced at a time, starting with those that are the most visible or the most inefficient.
To find out more about standard and custom window replacement options or get a price quote, contact Findlay Roofing. We partner with Simonton Windows, the top-rated window manufacturer in the industry, to ensure that your new windows are worth every penny you spend. The installation work is done by trained experts using top quality materials, so your new window installation not only looks good but is also able to hold up to extensive wear and tear.