Are you putting off replacing your windows or doors because you think it will be too expensive and troublesome? Or do you simply not know a contractor you can trust to do the work correctly? Only The Best Builders are window contractors NJ homeowners and residents like and trust.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s get real for a moment. The amount of money you’re wasting as your heating and cooling pour out into the street month after month is sizable. Probably a lot more than you think.
Today’s energy-efficient windows and doors mean lower energy costs. Plus, it’s also something homebuyers look at when considering purchasing a home. When you pair window and door replacement with other energy efficiency treatments (like increasing your attic insulation), you can see sizeable savings in your heating and cooling costs and may even qualify for a tax credit.
But that’s not the only thing you can expect.
Upgrading your windows and doors can make a big difference in other parts of your home, too.
Before You Decide On New Windows or Doors…
Replacing your home’s windows and doors takes planning – there are a few things you’ll want to remember in the process. As you proceed, you’ll almost surely have questions that need to be answered. Remember, we’re here to help. Call us anytime.
Homeowners tell us the top reasons they wanted to upgrade their windows and doors was because:
They Could Save Money on Heating and Cooling Costs
As mentioned above, you can expect a savings on your energy bill of 5-15% depending on the current age of your windows. The older and draftier the windows, the more savings you’ll see. The best part….you’ll see this savings immediately if you’re running your heat or AC.
They Would Give Your Home a New Look
Replacing your aging windows and out-of-date doors will give your home a more modern feel or can play up the details of existing architecture or one you hoped to have. With new windows and additional architectural elements, you can make a small home look more like a bungalow, for instance.
They Realized Vinyl Windows Were Lower Maintenance
If you currently have wood-framed windows, you know that several things happen. The frames will eventually rot and they require occasional painting as the paint will chip and wear away. A vinyl window is less expensive than a wood or wood with an aluminum cladding frame. Vinyl and aluminum cladding come in a variety of colors from the manufacturer so painting isn’t required.
They Knew It Added Value When Selling Their Home
According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Cost Versus Value study, homeowners will regain on average 73% of their money invested in window replacement when they sell their home. What that study doesn’t calculate is the appeal it has for buyers who see new windows and know that’s one less thing they have to do. Plus, while some homeowners may prefer to redo things like kitchens to be able to put their own stamp on it, very few new homeowners want to buy new windows just to “make the home theirs.”
They Could Match the Design Elements in Their Home or Embellish Existing Ones
Some homes have beautiful architectural designs and features in their windows. If you’re considering replacement windows, be careful not to lose these features. It’s a shame when homes with lovely artistic elements in their designs are fitted with basic windows. Replacing your windows and doors can give you an opportunity to add (or maintain) that additional design interest.
One area where we remind you to take care is this: Understanding How Your Windows Will Be Installed Because It Can Affect Your Wallet…
There are full replacements and inserts. A replacement, just as it sounds, replaces the entire casing and fills in the gaps with additional insulation. It is a more labor-intensive process and is more expensive but provides better coverage. Make sure if you are pricing out window installation that you understand which one you are paying for.
These are just a few of the things you need to know about windows and door replacements for your home. If you have additional questions or are ready to have some new installs done, contact Only the Best Builder today. You can call us at (609) 654-1698 or just fill out the form on this page.
Our offices are located in Medford, NJ and West Berlin, NJ.
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