Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.
If the windows in your home are in need of repair or painting, consider having replacement windows installed instead. Not only will you save yourself from having to caulk any holes and scrape the old paint off, you will receive a number of financial benefits as well.
Reduced Heating and Cooling Bills
Technology has made it so that replacement windows are more energy efficient than older, wood-framed windows. Most of them are double-pane to reduce the flow of air passing through the glass. The less air that goes from inside to out, the less energy required to heat or cool your home.
Less Maintenance or Replacement of HVAC Units
When your HVAC unit dos not have to work as hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, the less maintenance required to keep it running. In addition, you will extend the life of the unit. Having to buy a new unit will take a big bite your of your bank account.
Incentives and Rebates
Though the federal tax credit for energy efficient improvements to your home ended at the end of 2014, there are still many incentives and rebates available through most states. You may qualify for more than one incentive too. Of course, the federal government may decide to extend their incentive or create a new one too. A bit of research before doing your taxes next year may get you a larger refund.
Increased Home Value
Having replacement windows installed will increase the value of your home when you go to sell it. In addition, the look of your new windows will increase the property's curb appeal. This means the place will have more people come to look it over and it will sell in a shorter time.
Replacement window have come a long way in the past decade. Every year more improvements are being made. They are no longer available in only a few colors. You can choose to match the color of your home or go with a contrast effect. If you have a cedar-sided or other wooden type of siding, you can have replacement windows that match that too.
Just spray them with the hose to clean them and you will not have to worry about repainting them every couple of years either. Add in the financial benefits you receive, and you will see they are the better choice than constantly working on window replacement.Share