The time for spring-cleaning is just around the corner, and homeowners are compiling their lists of home renovations and projects for the year.
Window replacement has been gaining popularity in recent years as a must-do renovation, and with local businesses offering great deals, it's become an affordable option that can even save you money in the long run.
Here are our top 5 reasons you should add window replacement to your to-do list this year.
Save Energy If you've never replaced the windows in your home, chances are you still have the original, outdated single pane windows.
These can leak up to 25% of your hot air in the winter, or cold air in the summer, adding to both your heating and cooling bill and your frustration! The new double pane models available today will keep your home climate controlled and cut down on your energy costs year round.
Resale Value Some home remodeling projects pay big dividends and are more than worth the money you spend on the project.
According to the 2014 Cost vs.
Value Remodel report, window replacement is one project where you will add value to your home in nearly the same amount you spend on the windows.
Talk about a winning scenario.
Cut Noise and Pollution One of the biggest differences homeowners notice after upgrading from single pane to double pane is a significant reduction in noise.
The new double pane models have a gas fill between the panes and use an updated tighter sealant to keep the noise and pollution that might seep into your home to a minimum.
Anyone living in the city, urban area, or even just a noisy community can really benefit from this upgrade.
Safety First Windows can run into issues as they age.
For one, depending on the age of the glass and your home, it's possible the glass may not be tempered and therefore not up to code.
This presents a shatter risk and can be dangerous, especially if you have children or pets.
Additionally, mechanisms can fail with time, so it's possible that locks may have rusted or not be working properly, increasing the risk your home may be broken into.
Facelift For Your Home One final big benefit of a window replacement upgrade is the aesthetic benefit to your home.
Let's face it; over time natural wear and tear can make existing glass look shabby.
It's even possible that you don't care for the glass that was originally installed in your home, like in the case of a clear window in a bathroom where a foggy mirrored glass would be more appropriate.
By making these changes, you give you home a new look and gain functional benefits as well.
Now is the time to start planning your renovations for 2015 and reaching out to local businesses in the area for quotes and information to make this project an affordable one for you!