September officially marks the beginning of autumn. As we begin the long, slow slide into winter you may turn your attention to the state of your windows. Particularly if you have been noticing drafts in recent winters as your windows start to fail, it’s a good idea to consider replacing them before yet another season goes by that leaves you cold.
There are many reasons why right now is a good time to invest in replacement windows. Here are three main ones.
- Get the work done before winter sets in. Soon, New England and the rest of the Northeast will be buried in snow, making any sort of home improvement more difficult. If you have been putting off your window replacement project for some time now, it’s certainly not too late to get it done. Once the first snow falls and the intense cold sets in, it will be harder for our window replacement technicians to get this task done. Full access to your windows is preferred in order to ensure a faster installation job. It is certainly not impossible to get your windows replaced in winter – our experienced teams can install windows no matter the time of year. However, during the winter we must take extra precaution to minimize heat loss as we work. Plus, getting your windows replaced now leads us to our next point…
- Start enjoying greater energy efficiency and lower heating bills. By replacing your drafty windows now, you can take full advantage of the increased insulation of your new windows for a more comfortable winter from start to finish. Windows may account for more than 30 percent of your home’s heating losses, says gov. Keep more money in your pocket by installing energy efficient windows as you spend less on heating bills, you can even take advantage of tax credits to save even more.
- Enhance the curb appeal and value of your home. The way your home looks to prospective buyers is everything, According to This Old House, exterior improvements such as siding and replacements windows will pay you back more than 75 percent of their cost upon resale. But even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, windows go a long way towards improving the appearance of your home, adding to the property value and the neighborhood appeal. Replacement windows are a great way to give your home a facelift, with fresh, clean lines that more readily define your home. CNBC says a $10,000 expenditure on new windows can increase the asking price on a house by $8,500, resulting in an 85 percent ROI.
Ready to seize the day and get going on those replacement windows? It’s time to call Rescom Exteriors for a free consultation and estimate at 508-832-5202.