If it’s your first time considering replacement windows, it can often be a tricky process to navigate. Between aggressive sales tactics and not knowing what's right for you, it’s important to have as much info as you can when considering investing in replacement windows. So, here are the top three signs you should replace your windows.
1. You Have Single Pane Windows
If you have single pane windows (meaning there is only one pane of glass), this is one of the biggest signs you should replace your windows. Single pane windows are inefficient at insulating your home, substantially raising your energy consumption. The US Department of Energy estimates that the average homeowner replacing their single pane windows in Boston will save $344 annually in energy bills. Additionally, this will better insulate your home from outdoor noise, and even add to your home's value.
2. Aesthetics and New Features
Replacement windows have a variety of options for style and features that can boost your curb appeal. Vinyl windows have an array of color options which are very popular, and wood windows have several paint and stain options for a more elegant look. By upgrading your windows, you can also take advantage of features such as easy tilti-in features (making it easier to clean), optional dual locking hardware, and Energy Star-level efficiency. Investing in replacement windows also adds to your home's value and is great for resale. According to CNBC, replacement windows are one of the best renovations to add value to your home, yielding about an 85% return.
3. Your Windows are Old, or in Need of Repair
Do you still have the windows that came with the house? Are your windows just overall old or damaged? A repair company may fix your windows; but in the long-term, upgrading to replacement windows will add value to your home instead. Having drafty windows, windows that are difficult to close or operate, rotted sills, lead paint, or cracks in the glass are all strong reasons to replace your windows.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, these are signs that it is time to replace your windows. Fisher Windows specializes in installing the highest quality replacement windows. We have a lifetime labor and service warranty which includes free accidental glass breakage. Click Here to schedule a free consultation today.