If your home is feeling a little out-of-date, your windows could be the culprits. Old or damaged windows can create several issues, from drafts and condensation to just looking dirty. Although the cost may be higher upfront, replacing your windows can provide several benefits to you and your home.
So how can you know when it’s time to make the investment? To help you navigate your way through these renovations, we’ve compiled some helpful advice:
Address Warping & Visible Damage
If your windows are beginning to look warped or damaged, it may be time to upgrade to a fresh set. Windows are arguably the most prominent feature of a home, so it makes sense that a window replacement can bring a lot of value.
Consider a Size Upgrade
Marvin Windows offers several options for customization, which means the ability to upgrade to larger windows. Adding larger windows allows much more natural light into your home and enhances the appearance of the inside, while increasing the curb appeal of your home. This aesthetic appeal can be a big selling point later on, since buyers will know their new home has been properly cared for.
Think About Safety
New windows provide special safety features that most older models lack—if safety is a concern for your family, consider investing in a new set. High-end windows offer features like strong locking mechanisms and shatterproof glass. Most windows, such as the Marvin Ultimate Casement, also offer options for better UV protection to keep your skin safe and prevent your furniture’s color from fading.
Increase Your Energy Efficiency
Most importantly for our customers, new windows are more energy efficient. If your utility bills are higher than expected, consider a window replacement. New windows won’t create drafts and will provide better insulation for your home, protecting you and your family from the harsh and ever-changing Iowa weather. All this means you’ll end up with a lower utility bill throughout the year.
Invest in Durability
Although the term “luxury windows” may seem synonymous with “high cost,” that is entirely not the case. Over time, high quality windows will save you money. They can last a long time, which means they won’t need to be replaced as frequently as their cheaper counterparts.
Let’s talk about your next project. Want to see new windows in your new home? Get in touch to start planning your next renovation.