If you’re like most homeowners, you probably know that replacing your windows periodically is beneficial, but it’s likely that your home’s windows haven’t been replaced in a while. In fact, many homeowners neglect to replace the windows in their homes for decades, and consequently, miss out on many of the benefits of replacement windows. In this blog post, we’ll list just a few of the benefits that come from replacing your windows. If you live in Kansas City or the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact the window contractors at Blue Springs Siding and Windows for help with your next window replacement project!
Insulation and Energy Efficiency
If you’ve noticed cracks or small openings in your windows, it’s time to think about investing in replacement windows. When Kansas City weather rolls in and the temperatures begin to drop, new windows can keep your home heated by retaining the warm air produced by your HVAC system. Replacement windows do more than just keep your home warm, however. Investing in replacement windows can help you and your family stay cool and comfortable during the warm summer months when you’ve got the air conditioning system working at its peak. Over the years, many Blue Springs Siding and Windows’ customers have seen a substantial drop in their utility bills due to replacing their windows!
Many window models come with a layer of glass that blocks ultraviolet rays from the sun, keeping your home cool and lowering your energy bills. Moreover, ultraviolet protection can also protect your carpeting, hardwood floors, furniture, and artwork! If you’ve been in your home for a few years, and if you plan on continuing to live in your home for the foreseeable future, replacement windows can help you protect the other investments in your home.
Home Value Increase
While replacement windows can be costly upfront, your initial investment will pay for itself over the next several years. Replacing your windows will not only provide you with the other benefits listed in this post, but new windows make a valuable addition to a home listing. At some point, nearly all real estate advice you receive will reference what’s known as “curb appeal,” or how attractive your home appears to potential buyers; think of curb appeal as your home making a first impression on a prospective buyer.
New windows can catch the eyes of buyers and real estate agents alike as they pull up to your home, and having new windows listed as a feature of your home is a selling point that will stick with potential buyers after they’ve left your home. In fact, the National Association of Realtors has reported that replacement windows can provide you with roughly 80 percent of your replacement window costs when you sell your home! If you use your replacement windows for several years before selling your home, it’s likely that you will actually make money from the combination of your energy bill savings and home value increase!
Noise and Burglary Protection
You’re probably not the only Kansas City resident tired of hearing their neighbors and the surrounding environment at all hours of the day. If you have old or damaged windows, sound is likely able to travel inside your home with ease. Replacing your windows with double- or triple-pane glass will provide you with an efficient and effective way of keeping sound out of your home. In our many years of installing replacement windows in the Kansas City area, many of our clients tell us that the peace and quiet they receive from replacement windows is worth the investment by itself.
Thicker glass can also make it harder for burglaries and other forms of window damage to occur. The newest tempered and laminated glass on today’s market is difficult to shatter, and this makes it hard for potential burglars to enter your home. Additionally, many newer window models have advanced locking features, which will provide you with even more peace of mind, regardless of whether you’re at home or on vacation.
If you’re looking for windows in Kansas City, don’t hesitate to contact the window contractors at Blue Springs Siding and Windows! We offer roof installation services, door replacements, and so much more!