Is window replacement worth the investment? You may find yourself asking this question if the time has come to replace your old, drafty windows. Replacing your windows can be a large investment, so most homeowners (rightfully so) want to make sure that it will be a good investment in their home.
The short answer is yes — window replacement is a great investment in your home. It has an extremely high-cost recovery (which we’ll discuss more below), plus windows are important to the aesthetics and functionality of your home.
Purchasing windows can feel overwhelming — especially because most companies are not transparent about features and, most importantly, price. We take great pride in doing things differently. WindowPRO has helped Troy and Southeast Michigan homeowners find the perfect windows and doors for their home since 1923. We want you to feel comfortable making decisions about your window replacement, which is why we have answers to all your questions in our Learning Center.
In this blog article, we’ll explore the return on investment of window replacements and help you decide if it’s worth the expense.
What Are The Benefits Of Replacing Your Windows?
Replacing your windows is a (hopefully) rare undertaking that impacts the security, aesthetic and efficiency of your home — on the inside and out. There are many benefits to replacing your windows that you should take into consideration while budgeting and planning for your project.
According to the National Association of Realtors 2022 Remodeling Impact Report, replacing your windows is one of the top 5 highest cost recovery exterior projects. Cost recovery refers to the amount of the project cost that is recouped by an increase in your home’s value and sale price. Rest assured knowing your window replacement is a smart investment in your home.
Lower Energy Bills
Replacement windows will improve the energy efficiency of your home, thereby lowering your electric bills! Many homeowners are ecstatic to see that the cost of their project will be recouped by energy savings while also increasing the value of their home. Independent studies have conservatively estimated monthly energy savings to be at least 12%.
Replacing your windows helps to improve the security of your home. As we mentioned previously, vulnerable windows can be made stronger by adding a security coating. If security is a top-of-mind concern, be sure to ask your window replacement specialist about triple pane glass. The more panes a window has, the more difficult it will be to break.
Another pleasant benefit of window replacement is a reduction in noise. Because of their insulating properties, new windows will also reduce the noise pollution in your home. This can be especially beneficial if you live near a busy street or have rowdy neighbors.
There are many benefits for your window replacement, and your initial investment can be recouped in an increase in your home’s value and a reduction in energy bills.
When Should You Replace Your Windows
How do you know it’s time to replace your windows? Like most everything in your home, your windows won’t last forever. These are a few common signs that your windows are nearing the end of their useful life and will need to be replaced soon.
You’re Ready For A Change
If you want to update your windows or change particularly visible windows to give your home more curb appeal, that can be all the reason you need! Windows are a great investment in your home
You Notice Window Damage
If your window is chipped, cracked or broken, it’s time to replace it. Your windows are important to the insulation and security of your home, so don’t let a damaged window go untreated for long.
You Have Difficulty Operating Your Window
Your windows should operate with ease. If you have difficulty opening or closing your windows, you may want to start planning to have them replaced.
Your Window Has A Broken Seal
If you notice your window glass is foggy or cloudy, it could be due to a broken seal. First clean your windows because fogginess is sometimes due to a build up of dirt. If your windows still appear foggy after a good clean, they may need to be replaced.
Paying For Your Window Replacement
Replacing your windows can be an expensive project. Especially if all the windows in your home need to be replaced. We want you to be set up for success for your window replacement project. Here are a few ways homeowners may tackle their window replacement project so it best fits their budget.
Tackle Your Project In Phases
If you have many windows that need to be replaced, tackling your project in phases may be your best answer. This allows you to spread your cost out overtime. You may decide to go tackle a few rooms at a time or start with the windows most in need of a replacement first. Talk to your window contractor about their suggestions for how to best divide your window replacement into phases. Your window replacement contractor should work with you to find a solution that best fits your home and budget.
Interest-Free Credit Cards
Another option homeowners should consider for their window replacement is the use of interest-free credit cards. Depending on your credit score and unique situation, opening up a 12 or 18-month interest-free credit card may be a good solution when planning your window replacement.
Home Improvement Loans
Many home improvement contractors (WindowPRO included) work with local banks and instructions to make financing readily available to customers. If you want or need to tackle a big window replacement project and don’t have time to wait, this may be the best option for you.
We know that window replacement is expensive. We’ve seen many homeowners get taken advantage of by unreliable window replacement contractors. We want to set you up for success and give you all the tools you need to properly plan and budget for your replacement — even if you end up choosing a different window contractor!
If It’s Time To Replace Your Windows, Hire A Reliable Troy Window Replacement Contractor
Window replacement can provide your home with a lot of benefits — from improved energy efficiency and indoor comfort to enhanced curb appeal and property value. However, it’s a big investment that requires many decisions to be made. Before deciding whether to replace your windows, it’s important to assess their condition and performance, as well as consider your budget and long-term goals as a homeowner.
If you do decide to replace your windows, the most important part of your project will be choosing a reputable contractor.
WindowPRO is a top-rated Troy window replacement company, and we’re proud of the accolades we’ve earned from our customers. We offer high quality window replacements and have a large selection of windows, including best in class windows from ProVia and Marvin. We hope this article has helped you weigh the pros and cons of window replacement and make an informed decision that will benefit your home and your wallet. If you’re ready to get started on your window replacement, we’d love to see if we’d be a good fit for your project. Contact us today to set up your free, no-hassle consultation.