Fact or Myth? Window Replacement Pays For Itself
One of the worst things that nobody should ever have to deal with in their home are faulty windows. Faulty, aging, and inefficient windows especially in older homes can end up making your home too warm or too cold, which are definitely uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are so many window replacement solutions to remediate the problem.
Unfortunately, with faulty windows, your woes don’t stop at temperature comfort. Poor window fixtures can end up costing you more in bills, which should have been something that could have been avoided from the start. While standard windows are certainly cheaper, they will end up costing you more in the long run. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to your problems. You can make the decision to replace your windows.
Of course, your first reaction to this statement may be an initial lick of fear. After all, it sounds so final, not to mention, expensive. The idea of replacing windows in your home seems like such an expensive endeavor.
However, you should be more aware of the numerous benefits of replacing your windows. On the surface, it looks like you’re spending a lot on replacement windows, but if you do the math, you’ll find that you recoup the expenses in other areas. Let’s break it down for you.
What is a Replacement Window?
Replacement windows are windows that are custom-built to fit perfectly inside an existing window. These are designed to fit within your exact specifications, and can be easily installed without having to disturb the interior or the exterior of your home or the areas around window.
Fact or Myth: Replacement Windows Pay For Themselves
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGYSTAR program estimates that when replacing single-pane windows, an average U.S. home can save between $125 to $465 annually, while replacing double-paned windows can save you $27 to $111 a year. It doesn’t look like much when it’s laid out like this, but the savings can add up.
In older homes, the windows alone can account for about forty percent of the house’s heating and cooling costs, which is where you can see that replacement windows can lead to significant energy cost savings.
Generally speaking, if you’re looking to measure exactly how much you’re saving on replacement windows, you have to take into account several factors, which include the kind of windows you started out with, the window type that you’re going to replace it with, and a comparison between your old energy bills before the window replacement and your new energy bills.
Other Benefits of Replacement Windows
One of the most significant benefits that you may not even notice until you’re made the switch to replacement windows is the reduction of outside noise. You might assume that noise comes from all around the walls, but in reality, roughly about ninety percent of noise comes from windows.
For some families, they learn to deal with the noise, but nobody deserves to live with constant noise around their home. Fortunately, replacement windows can easily help you with this problem. Homeowners who install replacement windows in their homes have reported a drop in exterior noise by 60%-70%.
If you have windows that face the direction of the sun, you might already be dealing with the pesky issue of sun damage. This can cause colors in your wallpaper and furniture to fade. With replacement windows, these modern windows have low-emissivity (Low-E) glass, which can act as a form of protection and filter for the interior of your house from the sun. These types of windows can minimize sun damage to your home’s interior by up to 75%.
Less cleanup and maintenance
Replacement windows offered by Green Run Construction are made of vinyl, which are designed to be smooth in both function and aesthetic, and requires minimal maintenance to boot.
Increase your home’s appeal and resale value
If you’re looking to sell your home, you should know that replacement windows can boost your home’s resale value, and you can even recoup up to 70% of the replacement window’s cost when you sell your home.
Of course, the best way to get all of these benefits if you work with a company that provides you with the quality replacement windows that you and your home deserves. Low-quality replacement windows will only end up costing you more money in the long run, so make sure that you look out for quality.
At Green Run Construction, we offer quality replacement windows in a variety of options that are suited for your specific style and needs. We aim to provide our clients with the quality materials and workmanship that they deserve for their perfect dream home.
If you’re interested in learning more about our replacement windows and our wide range of contractor services, feel free to reach out and give us a call at 707-812-7006 or fill out our website form for a free estimate. Let’s work together and build your dream home today!