It’s a commonly known fact that getting new windows will significantly increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value. This is because it makes your home’s façade more attractive and your living space vibrant and fresher. Once you’ve finished your window replacement project, you’ll immediately notice how your home feels more comfortable and energy-efficient. This is because less outdoor noise penetrates your home while reducing your monthly utility costs. In turn, this investment will grant you tons of savings in the long run.
Here’s how swapping out your old windows with new ones can help you save money in the long run.
How Can New Windows Help You Save Money?
Significant Return on Investment (ROI)
If you’re planning to move out or sell your home in the near future, then getting new windows, such as bay or casement windows, are worth the investment. Getting these upgrades will net you a significant return on investment, even if they appear to be small improvements. This is because prospective homeowners on the market are on the lookout for energy-efficient features when canvassing homes. Many home buyers prefer properties that are already energy-efficient when they move in, rather than having to do the upgrades themselves. As such, having new windows will make your home much more attractive to prospective buyers.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Old, dilapidated, single-pane windows tend to be drafty, which affects your living space’s comfort and increases your monthly utility bills. In fact, drafty, leaky windows are responsible for around 40% of wasted energy in your home. This is a number that you shouldn’t overlook since this wastes you a lot of money and energy over the years. You can prevent this from worsening by investing in new, energy-efficient window systems.
Here at Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville, not only do we install quality casement windows, but we also offer exceptional door and window replacement services that are worth your hard-earned money. Our windows feature our proprietary Fibrex® material, which has the strength and insulating properties of wood windows and the low-maintenance features of vinyl windows.
These windows give you the best of both worlds without breaking the bank or having the drawbacks of both windows. Fibrex windows won’t crack as the years go on, and it will maintain its airtight seal even under severe weather conditions and rapid temperature changes. Since Fibrex windows prevent air leaks, expect your energy consumption and monthly utility bills to drop.
When compared to traditional dual-pane glass, our High Performance™ Low-E4® glass is 45% more energy-efficient during the summer months and 56% more energy-efficient during the cold winter months. Other glass products that we offer include the High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™, which is the go-to energy-efficient product for the summer months. It’s 70% more efficient in the summer and 45% more efficient in the winter. It also blocks 95% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This product keeps your home comfortable, energy-efficient and safe for the years to come. As such, it’s a worthy investment to consider for your future window replacement project.
Ease of Maintenance
Most of today’s windows and doors are crafted using the latest technology and techniques to make them energy-efficient and beautiful. Fortunately, they’re also easier to maintain, ensuring they remain beautiful for years to come. Renewal by Andersen’s windows do not require painting, scraping or staining. They do not crack, pit or corrode as well. You’ll be surprised to find out that, even after 20 years, our windows still operate the same way you installed them. Not only will you save on monthly utility costs with our windows, but also on repair and maintenance costs as well.
Should I Get New Windows?
Here are a few signs or questions that you can ask yourself to find out if you need new windows:
- You Still Have Single-Pane Windows
Single-pane windows are a thing of the past. At this point, it’s almost mandatory that you get a window replacement project since single-pane windows aren’t energy efficient and do not block out exterior noise, making your living space uncomfortable. When you invest in multi-pane windows, you’ll notice that your home is more peaceful and energy-efficient.
- Your Home Is Drafty
You might think that your windows are working fine, but they might hide underlying issues that harm your home’s energy efficiency. Even if you had your windows replaced recently, this doesn’t mean that your windows won’t encounter problems. If you notice a breeze passing through your windows, even if they’re closed, then this means that you have drafty windows. Another sign that points out drafty windows is if you notice sunlight passing through the frames. This means that your window frames have sustained serious damage. This hurts your home’s energy efficiency as it doesn’t insulate your home properly.
- Surge in Monthly Energy Costs
Do you still have functional windows, yet your energy bills continue to skyrocket? It could be due to your windows being drafty. Having drafty windows allows the cold or heated air to escape your home, causing your HVAC unit to work twice as hard to keep your home comfortable, thus consuming more energy. When you utilize high-quality window replacement products, you can rest assured that you’ll see significant savings in your monthly utility costs.
- Windows Become Hard to Use
Your windows should be simple to use. If you find it difficult to open or close your windows, then this means that it is already faulty. Additionally, damaged locks and seals can cause hot or cold air to escape your home, wasting energy. Getting new windows will help reduce energy loss and improve your home’s comfort and security.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Nashville for all your replacement window needs. Apart from the aforementioned styles, we also offer picture, bow and bay windows. We’re ready to help you choose the perfect replacement doors for your home improvement project. Trust in us as we have what it takes to make your dream home a reality. Give us a call at (615) 238-9463 to get started, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, virtual consultation. We serve residents of Murfreesboro and Clarksville, TN.