While it’s important to stay within your budget, it’s important to avoid getting too preoccupied with the costs of a window replacement. Focus instead on maximizing the returns on investment (ROIs) on your new windows.
What are the ROIs or benefits you can expect from a window replacement? Timberland Exteriors, your trusted window replacement and new roof installation company, lists them below:
Did you notice an increase in your electricity bill despite not using your AC any more than usual? Drafty windows are a possible suspect. Heat gain and heat loss through windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs, according to the Department of Energy. However, if you have drafty windows, this figures increases to 40%. Replacing drafty windows with energy-efficient ones can help you save on heating and cooling costs in the long run.
Here’s a tip: a window’s National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ratings indicate a window’s energy efficiency and give you an idea of its overall suitability to the local climate. For homeowners in northern regions and temperate climates, we recommend checking a window’s U-factor, which indicates a window’s ability to prevent heat transfer. The lower the window’s U-factor, the more energy-efficient it is.
Enhanced Curb Appeal
Worn-out windows can reduce your home’s curb appeal, which partly determines its property value. To enhance your home’s curb appeal, you need to choose a window style that complements the other parts of your exterior. Remember: when it comes to exterior design, consistency is key.
Important note: choosing a window style that complements your exterior’s design can be tricky. If you’re having trouble choosing a window replacement, don’t hesitate to consult a window installation service company.
Looking for window contractors near you?
Timberland Exteriors, an A%20-rated contractor with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including window replacement and fiber cement siding installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (651) 439-1760 or (218) 849-6675. You can also fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Maplewood as well as the surrounding MN communities.