As a replacement window company in Pleasanton, we hear lots of reasons why people want to replace their windows and doors: they may want to save on energy costs, they want to give their home a fresh, updated look, or they want to replace windows that have become difficult to operate. Rarely do our customers refer to replacement windows as a good investment in their home, but when you really look into all of the benefits of replacement windows and doors, you will see that they are one of the smartest home improvements you can do in your home.
Our friends at BM Windows, a replacement window and door company in San Diego, have put together an e-book that goes into great detail about the value of replacement windows. Some of that value translates into actual monetary savings for homeowners who have new windows and doors installed in their Pleasanton or San Ramon homes, but there are other benefits that are less quantifiable that definitely make replacement windows a good value—and a great investment in your home.
The e-book is a good, quick read for anyone who is contemplating replacing the windows and doors in their home. But we wanted to give you some of the highlights mentioned in the e-book that we think are the best reasons for purchasing replacement windows and doors for your Pleasanton or San Ramon home.
Energy Savings with Replacement Windows and Doors
Probably the number one reason why many of our customers call our replacement window company is because they are interested in making their home more energy efficient. Energy-efficient upgrades to your home save you money on heating and cooling costs, and they also help to reduce your carbon footprint—a win-win! If you stay in your home long enough after replacing you windows and doors, they may actually pay for themselves through the energy savings!
Our knowledgeable and helpful team at Custom Exchange can help you choose the most energy-efficient replacement windows and doors for your budget. We can answer all of your questions about energy efficiency ratings (they can be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking for), so you can compare the various products on the market and make an informed decision.
Increasing Your Home’s Value
Occasionally, we will talk to customers who are replacing their home’s windows and doors in preparation to sell their home. They may be doing this just to make their house more attractive to buyers, but they may also have read the articles and studies that say that replacing your home’s windows and doors has one of the best returns on investment of any home improvement project!
Reports from respected sources like the National Association of Realtors and Angie’s List estimate that you can recoup as much as 80% of the cost of replacing your windows and doors when you go to sell your home, and they will make your home more attractive to buyers looking for energy-efficient upgrades.
Increased Curb Appeal and Better Functionality
Even if you have no intention of selling your home any time soon, replacement windows can be a great investment by increasing the enjoyment you experience in your home. New windows can really help your home stand out in your neighborhood, especially if you add features like grids or etching, or if you replace standard windows with specialty windows. Having a home with great curb appeal is a good feeling and really gives you that “pride of ownership.” Some of our customers even say their home feels “brighter” with their new windows and doors.
Another way that replacement windows and doors can increase the enjoyment you get out of your home is by giving you windows and doors that function properly. With new windows, you can open them easily when the weather is nice, and lock them up tight for added safety. If you have older windows and doors, you probably have at least some that that are either difficult or impossible to open and close (because the frame is bent or dented, or the windows have been painted shut), or windows that no longer lock. Many people don’t realize until they replace their windows, how much of a difference the increased functionality and livability they can make in their daily lives.
Contact Custom Exchange for Replacement Windows in Pleasanton or San Ramon
If you’re ready to get some additional information or a cost estimate for replacing the windows and doors in your home, contact Custom Exchange today. We’d be happy to answer all of your questions and get you started in the process of making one of the best investments you can make in your home!