There are many reasons for door and window replacements. Significant energy savings, increased security, and improved ROI (return on investment) are just a few. The aesthetics when you replace old doors and windows add excellent curb appeal.
Replace Windows for Energy Efficiency
Can you feel the cold and heat near the door when it’s closed? Old and inefficient doors and windows can be a major source of energy loss in your home. By upgrading to new, energy-efficient doors and windows, you can save an estimated 25-30% on your energy bill and improve the overall comfort of your home. That’s good for you and good for the planet by lowering emissions. You may even qualify for federal tax credits for reducing emissions. Qualifying dates and terms fluctuate.
Replace Doors to Upgrade Security
Not surprisingly, most home intrusions are through a door or first-floor window. New doors and windows are more secure than their older counterparts. Modern doors and windows are often made from stronger and more durable materials, such as steel, fiberglass, or laminated glass. These materials are more resistant to forced entry and can provide better protection against break-ins. Modern doors and windows also often feature more advanced locking mechanisms, such as multi-point locks, deadbolts, and keyless entry systems, and are designed to be more resistant to tampering and forced entry. For example, many newer windows have laminated or tempered glass that is harder to break, and some doors have reinforced frames and hinges that make them more difficult to kick in.
Replacements for a Good ROI
The ROI on door and window replacements continually ranks as one of the best home improvements for your dollar. New, high-quality doors and windows can make your home more attractive to potential buyers and can help you get a higher resale value. According to a report by Remodeling Magazine, homeowners can recoup around 73% of the cost of replacing their windows when they sell their home.
Replace Windows for Noise Reduction
Does your neighbor throw loud parties regularly? Do you live on a busy, noisy street? Are you tired of hearing lawnmowers buzzing all summer long? Replacing old, single-pane windows and doors in your home with double, or triple-glazed products will significantly reduce the amount of outside noise that enters your home, providing a more peaceful and quiet living environment.
Door and Window Replacement for Improved Curb Appeal
A significant benefit of door and window replacements is curb appeal. Upgrading your doors and windows can improve the overall appearance of your home, giving your home a fresh and updated look. Beautiful new doors and windows tell your friends or potential buyer that your house is well taken care of. Gone are the painted-shut, single-pane windows that date a home poorly.
Door And Window Replacement Benefits
Overall, replacing your doors and windows can provide many benefits for your home, including increased energy efficiency, improved home value, reduced noise, better security, and improved curb appeal. Proper installation is key to achieving the security and these other benefits. Stuart Exteriors can help you choose the best doors and windows for your specific needs and budget, and can provide professional installation services to ensure that the job is done correctly.