People often don’t think of replacing windows as an essential home improvement project, but it’s a good place to start. Like all things, windows will start to show signs of age and decreased functionality. Drafts will start to poke in through the cracks, the frames will begin rotting and opening and closing them will become more difficult. New windows have several benefits to bring to your home, from financial to peace of mind.
New windows present a steep upfront cost, but you will continue to save money on energy costs for many years. Windows are now designed to be more energy-efficient than single-pane windows, which can be the source for up to 30% of your home’s heat loss. Demand on your heating and cooling system is dramatically reduced because weather extremes are kept outside. Additional panes, typically two or three, are engineered to keep heat inside your home and filled with argon or krypton gas, and come with a coating that reflects the sun’s rays outward, adding to your home’s comfort.
Replacement windows can increase your property and home resale values. If your new windows have more than one lock, your insurances costs can go down due to the added security value. The range in appearance, shape and hardware add to your curb appeal to potential buyers, and windows can be purchased to match the room or match each other. Your new windows can also be designed to protect the interior of your home from the sun with UV protection, preventing discoloring of your walls, curtains, floors and furniture.
Replacement windows can be a daunting undertaking, but using Nor’Easter Roofing can turn it into a painless process! Nor’Easter Roofing is a Leadsafe Certified Installer and specializes in Harvey Vinyl Windows, which are Energy Star Certified. For more information on insulating your property, contact Nor’Easter Roofing today! For a quote, fill out our online contact form or call us at 508-667-3278.