Some homeowners deliberately delay getting a window replacement, thinking it’s an unnecessary cost. However, what many don’t know is that a window replacement can actually save them money in the long run.
Here are the ways installing new windows can help you save money:
Better Energy Efficiency
Scratching your head over a higher-than-expected bill? Drafty windows are a possible suspect. According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss through windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs. However, if there’s a window leak, this figure increases to nearly 40%.
Here’s a tip: if you’re looking for an energy-efficient window replacement, make sure to choose one with an ENERGY STAR® certification. Only windows that have met the Environmental Protection Agency’s stringent performance standards. On average, ENERGY-STAR-certified windows can lower household electricity bills by about 12 percent nationwide.
Lower Maintenance Needs
Routine maintenance is a must if you want to keep your windows in good condition. However, older windows have higher maintenance needs than newer windows.
Here’s a tip: choosing a durable, easy-to-maintain window can lower your home’s maintenance needs. If you’re looking for a window replacement, you might want to consider installing windows made from Fibrex®, an exclusive wood-and-vinyl composite. The composite combines the best qualities of wood and vinyl: the former’s durability and the latter’s maintenance needs.
Improved Curb Appeal
Your windows may not be the largest part of your exterior, but they still have a large impact on your home’s curb appeal, which partly determines its property value. To boost your home’s curb appeal, it’s important to choose a window design that complements the other parts of your exterior. Remember: when it comes to exterior design, consistency is key.
Important note: choosing a window style can be tricky. That’s why if you’re having trouble choosing one, don’t hesitate to consult one of your local window contractors.
Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island offers a wide variety of specialty windows. To schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts, call us at (631) 843-1713 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Huntington as well as the surrounding communities in Long Island.