Everyone who’s ever kicked tires on replacing their windows are well aware of the many benefits that can come along with the project. Your energy bills will go down, you’ll maintain temperature better and without a doubt – your home will look incredible.
But the benefits don’t stop there and there are more than a few ‘cherries on top’ that you should give consideration to. Technology has influenced so many aspects of our life and home remodeling projects are no different. Thanks to several breakthroughs – even the most simple additions feature a stunning level of sophistication. Windows are no different.
Here are some of the ‘hidden’ benefits you’ll experience when you change out your windows. Lets jump right in.
Easy to maintain
The one lifestyle benefit you’ll get right off the bat is that the amount of maintenance you’ll have to do on new windows is about a quarter of what it used to be. Older windows need a lot of attention – largely because they need to be finished and refinished just in order to ward off things like mold and deterioration.
Aluminum and vinyl windows have become popular almost solely because you don’t have to worry about any of the things I mentioned above. They rarely need more than a monthly-bi-monthly cleaning. Oh and remember the whole routine of having to climb up a ladder to clean your windows on the top stories of your home? That’s off the ‘to-do’ list as well. Modern windows feature tilt-in sashes that make it easy for the owner to access the exterior glass and make cleaning easier.
This one might seem a little off-the-beaten-path, but one of the improved aspects of new windows (particularly double and triple paned hurricane window configurations) – is that things will sound better than they ever have before inside your home.
With all the innovations in construction the last few years, new windows almost entirely eliminate drafts and in addition to the hot air and cold air leaks they’re known for – they also prevent sound from leaking out. So when you’re sitting down in your living room to enjoy that new release movie, be ready for a much cleaner audio experience.
Added home value
Window replacement not only helps in a whole boatload of functional ways – but it also significantly increases the overall value of your home. While few people are going to throw their homes on the market directly after redoing their windows, the idea the windows are already done – when that time does come – can lead to a faster, more lucrative sale.
And those concerns about window replacement being a sunk cost? You don’t have to worry. Most homeowners recoup more than half the cost of what they put into the project.
Hopefully these tips make you reconsider whether or not you want to take on a window replacement project. If you’re interested in what this project could mean for your mobile home, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!