Homeownership is a privilege. If you count yourself in that category, congratulations, you have already increased your family’s financial and individual status. As with everything in life, momentum upholds that advantageous position. Can you say renovations?
Windows can be a costly renovation to undergo, but with their replacement, immediate benefits are unmistakable.
- Curb appeal
- Sound-deadening effects
- Ease of window function
- Consistent interior temperature
- Resale value
- Viewability to the outside with a clearer glass
- Options to connect differently to the outdoors
- Reduction in energy costs
- Prevention of UV damage
- Natural light increase to your home’s interior
As grand a sum as it is to replace all your home’s windows all at once, it makes great sense to do it.
1) Financial savings.
- You will never regret the savings you are offered by a window company with your decision to replace all the windows at once. Many industries are facing inevitable price increases through supply chain changes. Window costs are among these increases.
- Windows have an average 8-10% per year price increase. If a loan is 4-7% per year, it is better to enjoy your windows now by means of a loan, than pay the higher window cost later on.
2) Lessened installation time.
- Installers must take the same number of tools and pieces of equipment out of their trucks whether they are replacing one window or fifteen. You will save money on disposal fees, and the expediency of installing multiple windows.
3) Consistency of window style and manufacturer.
- It is important to have a uniform look to all your windows. New style variations are often introduced, and widths and depths of window rails or jambs can make those visual differences obvious.
4) Interior trim consistency.
- When you replace your windows, your interior window trim is also typically replaced. It is best to purchase all your trim at once, or you may find a trim manufacturer has withdrawn a product years later. Although it is not typical, it should be considered; many industries have reduced or changed their product lines.
5) Design control.
- It is easier to create a cohesive look when you take on the project as a whole. Like designing your home’s interior, painting only one room your favourite colour will influence what feels right in the rest of the rooms. Choosing to replace on or two windows on your house will inevitably influence or clash against the choices for your future windows.
6) Feeling a major sense of accomplishment.
- What do many of us do just before we go to sleep? We go through our to-do list. A sense of achievement elevates our pride and gives us energy and optimism for the next thing on our list. New windows received a 9.6 (out of 10) ‘Joy Score’ on a 2019 Remodeling Impact Report with “improved functionality and livability” at the top of peoples’ list of reasons.
7) Scheduled disruption.
- Like any renovation, the disruption to your home’s interior is psychologically more tolerable when a more significant project is the outcome. Laying down floor protection, locking your pets in the basement, controlling the inevitable-uncontrollables only once, is an obvious bonus.
8) Sound attenuation.
- A house with new windows will significantly reduce outdoor and street sounds. If you live in a noisy neighbourhood, replacing your windows all at once gives instant relief to the psychosocial effects of noise.
9) Higher curb appeal.
- ‘Perception is the reality’ since forever. Your home’s face of new windows not only heightens the look of your overall neighbourhood but adds to its singular value. Curb appeal increases your home’s resale value and makes it sell more quickly.
10) Increase the calibre of tenant for your rental.
- Believe it or not, tenants will pay more for apartments and homes that increase their feelings of contentment and happiness. New windows that function efficiently, keep out the road noise, and look good are all things a quality tenant notices and values.
Windows are an essential investment. Adding the cost of your new windows to your initial mortgage, using a personal line of credit, or refinancing a new mortgage are common ways to finance any of your renovations.
Don’t forget to look at optional grants or rebates that are offered governmentally, from time to time.
Talk to us about your new windows and doors at Forest City Window & Door Ltd. We offer financing packages that will fit your needs and we provide free quotes.