4 Benefits of Investing in Replacement Windows
People owning homes a few decades old should consider investing in replacement windows. In addition to the basic natural lighting and ventilation benefits, which could even be improved with the right window replacement style, new windows provide the following benefits:
1. Improved energy efficiency – Energy efficiency in relation to windows refers to keeping a consistent indoor temperature and preventing heat loss during winter, and heat gain during summer. Consistent indoor temperatures reduce your indoor heating and cooling requirements, resulting in lower energy bills. Efficient windows can reduce energy bills by as much as 25% with efficient windows. It also improves your indoor comfort, regardless of what outside weather conditions are.
2. It increases your home’s value – According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs Value Report, vinyl windows replacement lets you recoup as much as 70% of the project cost. The key to increasing your home’s value is considering a good balance between benefits (energy efficiency, curb appeal, long-term performance) and prioritizing home improvements that represent a good balance of these benefits, such as new windows.
3. It helps protect your furniture and fabrics – Replacement windows with low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings filter UV rays as well as the heat from the sun. Decreased UV means your furniture, fabrics, and books can stay under sunlight for a long time with minimal fading.
4. Avoid leaks and condensation – Leaks and condensation are primarily caused by leaks. It could be from small gaps between the wall and the window frame, or from windows not closing properly, or from loose glass panels. In any case, the effects are never good; it could be as annoying as condensation that obscures your view or it could be as critical as leaks that could compromise your home’s energy efficiency. Properly-installed and well-built replacement windows can eliminate all these problems, giving you the peace of mind that you deserve.
Jones and Associates is the number one distributor of Simonton Prism® Platinum vinyl replacement windows, which feature all of these benefits and more. To know more about the benefits of these windows, call us today at (806) 686-1380 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate for your next home improvement project. We serve Lubbock, Midland, and Odessa, TX.