Benefits of WindowsIn the last post we talked about how to decided whether or not it is time to replacement the windows in your home.

In this post we will discuss the main benefits of window replacement.

When looking for a great home improvement project, replacing your windows is a great option.

There are several great benefits of replacement windows including improved energy efficiency of your home, improved resale value, greater comfort, and lower maintenance. Here is more information about the benefits of window replacement.

Curb Appeal

New windows offer a stunning impact on the exterior of your home. There are many great styles of windows available that will compliment both traditional and contemporary homes. Additionally, there is a large variety of trim styles available that can further compliment both the exterior and interior of the home by adding that special touch.

Low Maintenance

Another great benefit of window replacement is that most new windows that are available have been designed to be low maintenance. For example, if you choose a vinyl frame you will not have to paint it ever. Fiberglass frames are extremely stable so the paint from the factory stays on for their entire lifespan. Additionally, the hardware for these windows are made from either stainless steel or die-cast zinc that has went through thousands of tests to ensure that it will hold up. There are some window manufacturers that offer lifetime warranties for their products that will cover both materials and labor something go wrong.

Home Security

New window replacement offers added home security. Many new windows have been tested for forced entry and often come with multiple locks to improve the safety. This added home security will give you the peace of mind in knowing that your home is as secure as possible whenever you leave.

Reduced Sound Transmission

The ability to reduce the transmission of sound is an often overlooked benefit of replacement windows. Not only will the new windows reduce the amount of sound from the outside that enters your home, but will also reduce the amount of noise that comes out of your home as well. This means that you will no longer hear the busy street noises coming from outside and you can play your music as loud as you want without worrying about the neighbors complaining.

Improved Overall Comfort

Replacing your windows can greatly improve the comfort of your home. In the winter, the new windows will help keep the cold air out of your home and the heat in your home. The energy efficient windows that are currently available can increase the warmth of your home by nearly fifty percent in some instances. Additionally, in the summer months these new windows can help keep your house cooler.

Financial Benefits

This is perhaps the most important benefit of replacement windows for most people. When you replace your windows you will immediately see a difference in your heating and cooling costs. Replacing your old windows can lower the costs of your energy bills by over 25%. The amount of money that you can save can be even higher because of the rising costs of energy.

Another financial benefit is your return on investment. There are many reports that indicate replacement windows rank as one of the top five returns on investment out of all home improvement projects. The range of the ROI can be near 90% in most cases.

Environmentally Friendly

Even if you do not believe in global warming or the greenhouse effect, replacing your windows can have a positive effect on the environment. Using less energy to cool and heat your home means that you are using less natural resources. This also means that you are reducing the amount of time spent processing those resources that are often harmful to the environment as well.

Overall, there are many great benefits of window replacement. Another great incentive to consider is that there are several tax breaks for replacing your windows with energy efficient replacement windows. This can help offset the window replacement cost as well.

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In the next post we will discuss if replacement windows can really pay for themselves.