Any home improvement project completed well will add value to your home. Windows, however, have a special role to play. They are the entry points for natural light, which is what gives a home a relaxed, inviting look.
But replacing the windows of your home is a costly venture. So, it’s important to understand the value they can bring and how you will experience a great return on your investment. A window replacement’s value can come in a variety of ways, not just monetarily, although that is one of the benefits. However, selecting the right brand of window is also extremely important. Infinity windows are a durable fiberglass brand, which can enhance the value replacement windows already bring.
Increased Home Value
Speaking from a strictly monetary perspective, new windows will increase the overall value of your home, in the same way that updating any facet of your home will increase home value. However, windows are high return on investment items. They are consistently on the Cost vs. Value report for highly valued returns. The exact return on investment will be determined by the number of windows replaced, the style and material of the frames, and whether or not it is installed correctly; but window replacements tend to see upwards of a 70% ROI.
New windows that are properly installed by a window replacement contractor will provide a level of security that old, run-down windows can’t—especially if your old windows have broken sashes or difficulty locking. New windows will provide updated locking mechanisms, intact frames, durable sashes, and high-quality glass panes.
Fiberglass windows are especially durable—in fact, eight times more durable than vinyl—making them even more secure and less likely to break.
Windows are a problem area for energy loss in the home. Whether it’s summer and you are running your air conditioning or it’s the winter with your heater on blast, windows are the prime areas for heat loss. Energy-efficient windows help save you money by reducing air movement from inside to outside and outside to inside.
Fiberglass windows are far more efficient than other window materials like vinyl. Fiberglass does not conduct heat as easily as a material like vinyl, which expands and contracts with the temperature. Being less conductive decreases heat loss, and the lack of expansion and contraction keeps the frame from warping, which can cause seals to weaken or break altogether.
Before purchasing your replacement windows, review our guide to energy-efficient windows.
Windows, especially second-story windows can be difficult and time-consuming to clean, which is an essential part of window maintenance. And if your home has older style windows, they not only need a good deal of maintenance, but they also may be more difficult to clean.
Newer windows styles are often designed to more easily open and tilt for ease of cleaning. Infinity Windows, in particular, are designed with tilt-in convenience to help you reach those normally out of touch portions of the glass pane, even from the second story. Choosing fiberglass frames also decreases maintenance as they won’t warp or rot, and if left the manufactured color, they will never need to be repainted.
Low maintenance also means less lifetime cost for the window.
Swapping out dilapidated window frames for new ones will automatically enhance the appearance of your home. But often, a homeowner’s windows are out of date or don’t match the style of their home. Modernizing windows increase the overall appearance of your space, both from the exterior and the interior.
Protection from UV Rays
More energy conscious windows carry with them another benefit—protection of the interior of your home from the sun’s harmful rays. If you’ve ever noticed furniture lightening or lifted an area rug to see that your hardwood floors are different colors, it’s because the UV rays streaming through your window have damaged elements of your home’s interior. However, certain more modern windows have the ability to minimize the harmful effects of the sun.
Not every window will add this value to your home, but if your replacement windows are energy-efficient with low-E glass, UV rays will have a much harder time making their way into your home.
New, modern windows are, more often than not, better insulated than your current, older windows, especially if they are energy efficient. This insulation also makes them more soundproof, reducing the chaos of outside noises.
Why Choose Higher-End Windows
When selecting your replacement windows, keep your budget in mind, but recognize that lower caliber windows are not as durable and will likely need more maintenance, repairs, and replacements.
Choosing a more durable product like fiberglass Infinity windows installed by a professional will ultimately add the greatest value to your home.
- Fiberglass is 8 times stronger than vinyl.
- It will not warp or crack.
- Fiberglass expands and contracts 800% less than vinyl.
- It has a greater airtight seal.
- It provides a more realistic wood imitation.
- And fiberglass has self-extinguishing capabilities in case of a fire.
The Value of the Right Professional Window Replacement Contractor
As an Infinity windows contractor, we know first-hand how fiberglass windows can make an impact in your home. Our Lakeside Renovation & Design team is dedicated to bringing you a high-caliber installation through a simple, stress-free process. And we only install trustworthy window brands like Infinity windows.
We do not use high-pressure sales tactics. Our goal is to provide you with enough information on our process and products to make you confident in your replacement window decisions.
You can save your home from heat loss, high energy bills, and discomfort. We want to help get you there. Contact our team to get a free quote on your window replacement project.