New windows and patio doors will instantly boost the appeal and value of your home. It will make your exterior more attractive and your living spaces brighter and fresher. After your window replacement, you will notice your comfort levels increase and less outdoor noise penetrates your interior. Investing in this project will also give you more savings in the long run.
Here are various ways you can save money by replacing outdated windows.
High Return on Investment
If you are thinking about putting your home on sale in the future, then new windows and sliding doors are worth investing in. These upgrades will give you a high return on investment even if they are small improvements. It is because many homeowners today look for energy-efficient features when looking for houses. Many home buyers prefer properties that are move-in ready and new windows will give your house an edge.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Outdated, single-pane windows are prone to drafts, which can affect your indoor comfort and increase your energy bills. In fact, drafty windows are accountable for 40% of wasted energy in your home. You can start saving more by simply replacing these windows with energy-efficient units.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville, we install some of the most energy-efficient windows and patio doors on the market. Our windows feature our exclusive Fibrex® material, which has the strength and insulating properties of wood and the low-maintenance capabilities of vinyl. Unlike wood and vinyl, Fibrex won’t crack over time. It maintains its seal despite harsh weather conditions and extreme temperature changes. Without energy leaks, Fibrex will reduce your energy consumption and monthly utility bills.
Compared to standard dual-pane glass, our High Performance™ Low-E4® glass is 45% more energy-efficient in summer and 56% more energy-efficient in winter. Another glass package we offer is the High Performance Low-E SmartSun™, which is 70% more energy-efficient in summer and 45% more energy-efficient in winter compared to ordinary dual-pane glass. This glass option also blocks 95% of the sun’s harmful rays, protecting you and your belongings while also lowering energy bills.
Many of today’s replacement doors and windows have advanced features and technologies. They are also easier to keep in good shape as well. Renewal by Andersen windows does not require scraping, painting or staining. They are also guaranteed not to crack, pit or corrode. Even after 20 years, our windows will remain easy to open and close. With new windows, you won’t only save on energy bills but also on repair and upkeep costs.
You Still Have Single-Pane Windows
Moreover, if you still have single-pane windows at home, it is definitely worth considering getting multi-pane units. Single-pane units are not energy-efficient and they do not block outdoor noise. After getting multi-pane windows, you will notice that your home is quieter and more comfortable.
The Presence of Drafts
Your windows may appear alright and seem to be working fine, but they may actually need replacement. Even if it has not been long since you got new ones, problems can occur anytime. If there is a cold breeze coming in around the frames of your windows, it means that they are drafty. You may even see sunlight passing through the gaps in the frames if they are severely damaged. These windows would need to be replaced to ensure your indoor comfort.
Increasing Energy Costs
Is your energy bill higher than usual? It could be because of your drafty windows. These windows cause conditioned or heated air to escape from your home, causing your HVAC system to work harder than it should and consume more energy. With high-quality replacement doors and windows, you will see significant savings in your heating and cooling costs.
Your Windows Are Hard to Use
Opening and closing windows should not be a struggle. Also, compromised locks and seals can cause energy to escape from your home. New windows will help minimize energy loss and improve your security.
Choose Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville for high-quality window replacement services. We also install appealing and energy-efficient sliding doors. Call us at (865) 221-7970 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Maryville, TN, and nearby communities in Tennessee.