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When January rolls around, the last thing most people are thinking of is a major renovation project. With the wind whistling outside and snow on the ground, most homeowners simply want to do the bare minimum.
But there are reasons why some home improvement projects, like window and door replacement, should be done ASAP. Even if it’s cold outside.
If your house hasn’t had a window and door replacement company install new ones in decades and you are starting to suffer the effects of old, draughty windows, here are three reasons why you shouldn’t wait until spring to replace them.
Improved Energy Retention and Efficiency
For those living in a cold climate, maximizing your home’s energy retention is the best way to reduce heating bills and achieve a lower carbon footprint overall. An estimated 10-20% of all energy loss happens through windows. SO installing new energy-efficient models is key if you want to keep heat inside.
Not only will you reduce your heating bill and save you money by having window and door replacement done it will also improve your standard of living. How? By eliminating draughts and keeping your home nice and warm — just how everyone likes it!
New Windows Increase the Value of your Home
New windows won’t just make a house more efficient — they can also make it more valuable. A recent news report from CNBC noted that an investment of $10,000 in window and door replacement can increase the home’s value by as much as $8,500, yielding a staggering 85% return on investment.
If you need a reason to finally replace those old drafty windows this winter this is it! Bite the bullet and have new windows installed so you’ll reap the benefits of a huge bump in house value.
All thanks to the greater efficiency and enhanced curb appeal that comes with brand new vinyl windows!
Save Time and Money by Booking Window and Door Replacement in the Off-Season
Winter isn’t just a good time to install new windows, but it’s a perfect time.
Aside from the fact that new windows will have an immediate impact, making your home more comfortable and more efficient for the remainder of the winter, replacing your windows in January or February means you will be booking a contractor in the slowest season of the year.
This will not only increase your chances of being able to have the work done at a time that is convenient for you, but you will also likely benefit from seasonal discounts or sales on high-quality vinyl windows.
Windows are one of the most essential components of any home, and for those living in a cold climate, new windows serve the dual purpose of maximizing exposure to natural heat and light during the darkest months of the year, and of adding a crucial layer of insulation.
Make sure this is the last holiday season you have to suffer through with old, draughty windows. Call a local window and door replacement company and have new vinyl windows installed today!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.