Window Installation Benefits
There are a lot of home improvement projects that can make your house stand out. A fresh coat of paint, new carpeting, even big ticket items like an entire kitchen makeover all make a difference! Oftentimes when planning their next remodel, homeowners tend to look past their windows.
New windows, however, are a great investment that will benefit your home in several ways, including but not limited to curbside appeal. Read on to discover what new window installation from DNA Roofing and Siding can do for your home.
A New Look
Probably the most obvious benefit of a new window installation is the ability to change up the look of your home. Windows can become grimy over the years, no matter the amount of cleaning you do. Paint and wood begin to look dingy and your style has outgrown the old window’s look.
New windows come in all sorts of sizes, styles, and colors so you can create the perfect frames for each room in the house. Take out the front two windows and put one larger one in its place to maximize the natural light, or brighten up the bathroom with a different shape!
Your windows are responsible for about 25-30% of your home’s heating and cooling costs due to poor sealing, bad installation, or damage. Drafts that drift through the tiny cracks and crevices are sure to make your home more uncomfortable and waste money by the minute.
Upgrading to more efficient models of windows will help you cut down on energy spending beginning at installation. And the great news is that there are multiple options of efficient windows available to you with dual paned glass, higher quality frames, gas infused panes, and Low-e glass.
Also, by eliminating drafts, your HVAC will no longer have to work to keep temperatures consistent around the clock. An HVAC that is not overworked is sure to live a longer life in your home.
You might be surprised to learn that some home buyers might turn down a house if all the windows are in need of replacing. This makes sense as a whole-home window replacement is not a cheap project! That is why, whether you’re looking to sell your home next year or in 10 years, new windows are a great investment.
You will be able to reap the benefits of a new window as you live in the home, and you’re very likely to get above a 75% return on your investment when your house goes up for sale.
When to Replace?
Now that you’re in on the amazing benefits of a brand new set of windows, how will you know when it is time to replace them? There are a few signs to look out for:
- Drafts. If you notice a chill or warm breeze coming through your windows, or notice your curtains rustling, your windows are allowing air to pass freely through them.
- Warping. Over time, the wood on your windows may have become damaged, bending or warping, and discolored. This is likely due to an excess of moisture and old age.
- Condensation. An increase in moisture due to poor sealing is likely the cause of your warping. Look for a high amount of condensation on your windows.
- Difficulty opening and closing. This could be due to shifts in the wood over time.
If you notice one or more of these window issues, it’s likely time to make the investment!
Window Installations in Hockessin
Ready to get started with your window installation? Give the team at DNA Roofing and Siding a call! We’re here to make your home safe, comfortable, and stylish with our expert window installation. Contact us today!