If you’re prepared to invest in window replacement in Houston, you want to know that you’re making the right decision. You also need to make sure you’re spending your money on something that will give you a high return on investment. Luckily for you, window replacement can offer a very high return on investment—when done right, that is.
Whether you have noticed that your home is drafty or your windows are simply old and outdated, there are many excellent reasons to invest in window replacement. Read on to find out how you and your home can benefit from window replacement in Houston.
What Makes Replacement Windows a Good Investment?
Replacing your windows can bring an element of functionality and energy efficiency to your home. A simple window update can bring the aesthetics of your home to a whole new level—and potential buyers are willing to pay more because of that.
In fact, estimates of the return on investment for vinyl replacement windows runs as high as 77.5 percent at resale, and wooden replacements slightly more. Other estimates go as high as 85 percent. Regardless of the material you choose, or even the amount of money you spend, you’re sure to see a return on investment in your window replacement.
What do Potential Home Buyers see in New Windows that Benefits them?
There are many ways you can increase the value of your home if you’re thinking about putting it on the market. Some people invest in projects like music studios or meditation rooms, and some even remodel their kitchens or bathrooms. Most of these projects can offer value. But window replacement is one of the only projects that can improve the functionality, curb appeal, and even energy efficiency of your home.
While it might seem silly, curb appeal is about a lot more than vanity. Think about it—would you be more willing to buy a home if you felt proud just looking at it? Chances are, you would. And those on the market for a new home are sure to feel the same.
Curb appeal is extremely important when it comes to increasing the value of your home, and replacing your Houston windows is a simple way to improve both the interior and exterior look of your home.
Of course, replacement windows offer much more than simple aesthetics. New windows are equipped with some of the most advanced technology out there. If your windows are 15 to 30 years old, almost any type of replacement window material would offer up significant improvement in current window performance.
New windows can greatly increase the value of your home by improving poor energy efficiency, faded or worn appearances, and even leaks. If you’ve noticed bowed or bent window frames or even condensation or frost between window frames, you might have a leak, and you most likely have a drafty home.
Replacement windows are the perfect solution to any of these issues. The significant return on investment, as well as the enjoyment, warmth, and comfort replacement windows will bring to your home, are simply priceless.
Energy efficiency is a big contributor to the wise decision to replace old single-pane windows with insulated windows that regulate heat exchange. New windows equipped with advanced technology and craftsmanship can also save homeowners up to 20 percent in heating and cooling costs.
This is where Energy Star enters the picture. Energy Star windows are tested, certified, and verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council and have ratings that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA.
There are certain product feature ratings you should look for when choosing replacement windows:
Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC): How much heat from sunlight a window can block
- U-factor: How much heat can escape through a window
- Visible transmittance (VT): How much visible light a window transmits
- Air leakage: How much air infiltration a window permits
Features that will contribute to energy-efficiency and significantly higher ratings in the categories above include the following:
- Low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings
- Insulated windows
- Gas-filled windows
What Brand or Style is the Best for Return on Investment?
There are probably as many right answers to that question as there are brands that Houston Window Experts offers, and there are further considerations, like materials, glass packages, frames, your personal style, and your budget. We’d welcome the opportunity to sit down with you to discuss the options that best meet your needs.
At Houston Window Experts, we have years of experience installing, repairing, and replacing all types of windows in the Houston area. Our experts can help you identify the windows that will offer the best return on investment for your window replacement project, no matter the style of your home.
Contact Houston Window Experts today to schedule a free in-home consultation for your window replacement in Houston, or call us directly at (832) 900-7024.