If you’re thinking about windows and door replacement, it might be hard to know where to start. New windows not only increase the value of your home, but they can reduce energy costs, update your living environment and provide added security. New doors will spruce up the exterior of your home, increase security and provide greater energy efficiency. Doing both together will keep your home looking its best.
Window Improvements Add Value
One of the top home improvement projects that add value to your home when reselling are new windows. The change may be more functional than noticeable, but you can get up to an 85 percent ROI. New windows add energy-efficiency to a home, which is probably the biggest value, but other benefits include:
- Ease of cleaning
- Increased lighting
- UV Protection
Even if you aren’t planning on reselling your home right away, replacement windows are an investment in your home that you shouldn’t put off.
When choosing replacement windows, consider adding larger windows with expanded views. Bay style windows can extend your view and add style to your home. A sink casement window over the kitchen sink with a fold-away crank lets you open and close the window to allow fresh air with convenience.
New Doors – Practicality or Aesthetics First?
Replacing the front door is an investment to the curb appeal of the home. Consider what’s most important to you, such as energy efficiency, estimated lifespan, maintenance and features. Doors today are made of many materials and can fit into many styles. Your budget and needs are probably bigger considerations before style and size.
Contact a Professional
To ensure your windows and door replacement are done right the first time and can stand up to the elements and your family, make sure to work with a professional contractor who has the tools and expertise to help you find the right doors and windows that fit into your style and budget.