Happy New Year! With 2017 underway many homeowners are making plans for the repairs they will need to make, and updates they want to make to their homes. How do you decide which project to tackle first?
- Safety first. If any part of your home’s outside “envelope” is compromised to the point where it exposes the interior to the elements, that repair should take priority. Examples might be a hole in the roof, broken or cracked windows, or leaky basement. Fix the big problems first.
- Comfort next. While it is always nice to make your home look better, you’ll enjoy any update more if it makes you more comfortable inside your home. Choose a project that will help better regulate interior temperatures, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Attic insulation is one choice, or an upgraded heating system can be used for as long as 8-9 months here in New England. But new, energy efficient windows can help moderate temperature swings all year long.
- Lower monthly costs. What project will do the most to lower your home’s operating costs? A more efficient furnace that burns oil or gas more completely is one option to lower your fuel bills. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED or compact fluorescent bulbs can help reduce electricity costs. New windows can also help with both by reducing energy loss in any weather.
- Improve value. Seeking a project that will give you a good return on investment (ROI) is a good long-term strategy. Real estate experts measure ROI by looking at how much a home improvement adds to a home’s resale value, and vinyl replacement windows is consistently near the top of the list of most desirable features for home buyers.
Looking at the many choices you have for improving your home, it becomes clear that replacing old windows with new, attractive and energy-efficient vinyl windows checks off many of the boxes, delivering both immediate improvement and long term value. The time to look into window replacement is right now, ahead of the busy spring season.
Call Rescom Exteriors at (866) 410-5884 to schedule a free in-home design consultation and estimate. We can help you make your home look its best with replacement windows that work!