Window replacement can sometimes be a divisive issue. On the one hand, it seems to make a lot of sense, especially if your window is already beyond repair or if you’re switching to a more energy-efficient alternative. On the other hand, when you consider the cost, it prompts you to ask if it’s really worth the investment.
The cost of window replacement is not a secret. It’s a significant amount of money. That’s why some people argue that energy savings won’t pay for your replacement windows – unless you’re selling your home.
But what’s not being mentioned here are the immediate benefits of window replacement. These are often harder to measure. Nevertheless, you should take them into account when doing your own cost-benefit analysis.
Renewal by Andersen® of Arkansas, a trusted window and door replacement contractor, lists some of the immediate benefits of swapping out your old windows.
Have a cooler home in the summer and a cozier one in the winter. While you have the option to replace only the glass – from single-pane to Low-E triple-pane, for instance – you can maximize your window’s energy efficiency by replacing the entire window. Frame material contributes to the insulating capacity of your window, so you have to ensure the window frames are in excellent condition as well.
A new window can increase natural lighting inside your home and help reduce energy consumption. But aside from the practical benefits, exposure to natural light is also known to improve one’s mood and productivity.
Make your life a little easier by letting go of old windows that are hard to operate. Choose among different mechanisms, such as cranking, sliding and swinging, to suit your home’s layout and preferences.
Renewal by Andersen of Arkansas boasts of several years of industry experience. We offer our expertise in various types of windows as well as sliding patio doors. Call us at (479) 250-3588, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve clients in Springdale, AR, and nearby areas.