Looking to add light, ambiance, and curbside appeal to your home? Though window replacement may seem like a daunting and expensive investment, this lucrative home improvement project is one you’ll want to consider.
How much value can you expect out of your investment, and what types of windows should you consider installing? Read on to find out!
The Real Value of Window Replacement
Installing new windows is a worthwhile investment that does more than add light to your home. New windows can improve your home’s curbside appeal, minimize noise, reduce energy costs, and yield one of the highest returns on your investment.
Most homeowners can claim up to 72% in the resale value of their replacement windows. The average cost per window can range from $1,200 to $1,800, depending on:
- Window material/product & cost
Type of window (double-hung, casement, glider, etc.)
Interior work (painting, staining, etc.)
You may have to shell out more money for windows that better accommodate the style of your home. If you need to remove wood rot or replace the exterior windows, these can also add up in labor costs.
There’s a lot to look forward to after replacing your windows. New windows last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all the light, quiet, and ambiance your windows bring for years to come.
Types of Windows
If you’re working with a smaller budget, minimizing price per window is key. The simpler the style, the cheaper the price per window, so consider installing single-hung, double-hung, or casement windows.
You can also reduce costs by installing cheaper materials, such as vinyl or wood frames. Additionally, you can minimize costs by avoiding add-ons, like laminated, decorative, or colored glass.
For those with a larger budget, you’ll have more flexibility when it comes to window accessories and add-ons. You’ll also have more room in your budget to afford larger or customized windows, such as bow, bay, picture, or skylight windows.
If you live in an area that’s prone to high winds and harsh winters, you may want to install storm windows to add insulation, reduce noise, and minimize drafts.
Ready to Install New Windows?
If you’re interested in adding light, style, and value to your home, there’s no better investment than new replacement windows.
Need help executing your window replacement project? The team at W.E. Davies & Sons Remodeling, Inc. is here to help. Reach out to us today to get started, or stay tuned to our blog for more home improvement ideas!