Are Replacement Windows a Good Investment?

If you’re considering replacement windows for your Utah home, you may be weighing the pros and cons of this home improvement project.  Are Replacement Windows a Good Investment?

Here at Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors, our customers often ask our opinion on whether replacing their home’s windows would be money well-spent. As northern Utah’s go-to expert in new and replacement windows, we can tell you without hesitation that replacing your home’s windows is almost always an excellent investment.

Replacement Windows Cut Energy Use & Power Bills

Today’s windows are fabricated from high-quality materials using state-of-the-art technology. Dual- or triple-pane glass, variable glass thickness and advanced leakproofing techniques keep the conditioned are in while keeping drafts out.

This means that your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard or run as long to keep your home at the temperature you prefer. You will reduce your energy consumption and, as a result, lower your power bills – a lot, in many cases.

The amount of energy and money you will save depends on the type of windows you have now but, according to Energy Star, you could easily save several hundred dollars a year by installing replacement windows.

And, at the same time you’re saving energy and money, you will also improve the indoor comfort of your home.

Replacing Your Windows Improves Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Choose the right replacement windows and you can dramatically improve your home’s exterior appearance.

Depending on how old our existing windows are and the materials used to fabricate them, they may look old, tired, faded and even dented or scratched. Older designs can actually take on a dated look that you may not recognize, since you see your home through too-familiar eyes.

Today’s designs offer virtually limitless design options, including colors that compliment your home’s architectural style and color palette. Improving the curb appeal of your home, even if you don’t plan to sell for years, improves both value and salability.

Replacement Windows Provide a High Return on Investment (ROI)

When you are ready to sell your Utah home, you can look forward to recovering a large percentage of your investment in replacement windows.

According to Remodeling magazine’s most recent cost-vs.-value study for home improvement projects, a window replacement project (using vinyl windows) will return almost 75 percent of your investment at the time of sale.

Combine that ROI with your annual energy savings and you could break even on this home upgrade. If your window replacement project is eligible for any current rebate or incentive programs, you could actually have a positive return.

The professional team at Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors can give you a better estimate of cost and discuss the potential cost savings with you for your Utah home. Contact our office today to request a site assessment and estimate for your replacement window project.