Here's a surprising statistic. Less than 30% of window replacements are the result of the old windows being worn, broken or otherwise in need of replacement!
One of the most popular motivations to replace windows is cosmetic. Brand new windows have a huge impact on the overall look of a home, both from the inside and the outside. New windows can improve curb appeal — an important element when you sell a home. From the inside, new windows can dramatically improve the look of a room.
Another reason to replace windows is to address energy costs. Modern windows are packed with technologies that lower heating/cooling bills. From special spacer bars to high-insulating construction, these technologies can provide savings you'll notice, especially if you're replacing very old windows. However, keep in mind that relative to the cost of new windows, energy savings may take quite a few years to recoup your investment!
A third reason is window style and characteristics. Simply put, you may not like your current windows! You may want more glass and less frame to enhance your view. Maybe your windows pull up (vertical sliders) when you'd rather have them open like a door (casements). Perhaps you'd like fancy blinds in-between the panes of glass. Replacing windows lets you get exactly the look and features you want.
Will new windows boost the resale value of your home? They might, at least a little. But there's one thing for certain: upgraded windows definitely make your home look more appealing to buyers.
Are you thinking of changing the windows on your home? Give me a call if you’d like a better idea if it’s a good investment for the resale value of your property.