The quality of your windows reflects the quality of life in your home.
Windows allow natural light and nature’s beauty to filter into your home. They impact curb appeal and make small interior spaces feel more open. On those perfect days of spring and fall, you can swing them open to let fresh air flood in. Then, when the weather is too hot or too cold, you can batten the hatches, so to speak, to keep nasty weather out.
Degraded windows create a number of problems for homeowners.
Because they are so multi-functional, degraded windows quickly take a toll on the appearance, comfort, and cost effectiveness of your home. The average residential window has a lifespan of 15 to 30 years, but poor window quality, a bad installation, or environmental factors can all age a window faster. The following symptoms often indicate it’s time for new windows:
Are you ready for an upgrade?
Replace your windows if you want to conserve energy.
Drafty windows made from traditional materials are a drain on your bank account. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends replacing single- and even early double-pane clear glass windows with modern windows that offer insulation and help reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 15%.
Replace your windows if you want to improve your home’s resell value.
In a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, nearly 6 in 10 respondents were willing “to pay $5,000 or more, on top of the price of the home, in order to save $1,000 a year in utilities.” In addition, 7 in 10 home buyers who responded identified ENERGY STAR windows and triple pane insulating glass windows as “essential or desirable.”
Replace your windows if you want to give your curb appeal an instant facelift.
The right windows are transformative in terms of home design. Replacing worn, sagging, warped windows with clean, stylish, modern windows will make you feel like you’ve moved into a brand new home. In addition, newer windows offer more soundproofing and insulation than older windows, so you’ll be more comfortable, too.
Tips for saving money on your window replacement project.
Take advantage of financial incentives that help recoup the cost of energy upgrades.
Financial incentives like the federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit and New York State’s Home Energy Efficiency Programs can significantly reduce the cost of energy upgrades. They all start with an energy audit of your home, and you’ll receive specific recommendations to improve your home’s energy performance. Should the audit show that your windows are costing you money in terms of energy loss, you can use these programs to recoup some of the cost of the upgrade.
Plan ahead to get more savings on your window replacements.
Inflation and resource shortages have taken a toll on construction material prices. Likewise, rising fuel costs and supply chain issues are creating expensive holdups. To get the best value, plan to replace multiple windows at one time and schedule the project with contractors well in advance of the delivery date. This allows your contractor to get the best price per window and to streamline the costs of installation.
Get high quality replacement windows to improve the quality of life in your home.
Kasson & Keller has been providing top performance vinyl replacement windows to the Northeast since 1946. We offer a wide array of attractive architectural design features, shapes, and colors, and our vinyl windows are energy efficient, too. They block air leakage, eliminate cold air drafts, and keep your home cozy and cost-efficient year-round. Give us a call or email us today to learn more about replacement windows.