How New Windows Add Value to Your Home
If you are like many homeowners, you probably have a wish list of home improvements that you want to complete. Even if it’s something you have long dreamed of, not every improvement is a great investment. Numerous industry experts conduct routine surveys of construction and real estate professionals to evaluate the percentage of remodeling costs that are recouped upon sale of a home. These surveys repeatedly indicate that window replacement offers excellent return on investment. Remodeling Magazine reports an average return of 67% for vinyl replacement windows in the Middle Atlantic, while Nationwide reports an average return of 70%. Here are some of the reasons quality replacement windows offer such great returns for your investment.
- Superior efficiency. Energy-efficient windows not only increase your home’s resale value, but they also reduce your utility bills. Depending on where you live, a good vinyl replacement window can cut your monthly energy bills by 25%, and that doesn’t figure in inflation or energy tax credits. If your monthly energy bill is $150, this calculates to an annual savings of $450, or $4,500 over 10 years!
- Beautiful appearance. With a variety of styles, colors and hardware to choose from, beautiful new replacement windows can be used to add a great deal of aesthetic appeal to your home. You will also enjoy greater clarity and more natural light with innovative glass options.
- Low maintenance. Cutting-edge frame materials like high-performance Fibrex® composite require little maintenance and are easy to clean. Vinyl and composite materials also eliminate the rotting, deterioration and cracking that plague wood windows, making them easy to open and close.
- Protection. Quality windows can protect you and your belongings against severe weather and insects as well as prevent interior furniture and artwork from fading. They also reduce transfer of outside noise into your home and increase security against break-ins.
Huff ‘N Puff proudly installs beautiful replacement windows from Renewal®, the start-to-finish replacement division of Andersen Windows. In addition to enjoying the many benefits of Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, Huff ‘N Puff customers are also treated to our exclusive Red Carpet Experience. To request more information about replacement windows for your home in Albany, Dutchess, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga or Schenectady counties, contact Huff ‘N Puff today!