Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth, a remodel always offers an exciting opportunity to update your home.
When planning a remodel for your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or your whole house, you are likely dreaming up floor plans and looking at the myriad options for your space. You may have already thought about paint colors, flooring, appliances, furniture, and decor. However, have you considered updating your windows?
Changing the size, shape, or location (where feasible) of your windows can make an enormous difference in the aesthetics, energy efficiency, and value of your home.
Improve Your Home’s Appearance
Depending on your window design, you may be able to let in more light, promote ventilation, or make the scenery surrounding your house the center of attention. With certain designs, such as walls of windows and patio doors, you can even blur the line between the indoors and outdoors.
A wide variety of windows—double-hung, casement, awning, picture, slider, and stationary, among others—are available to suit your needs and style.
With the right windows and a well-thought-out window design, you can complement your house’s architecture while bringing your taste and personality to each space.
Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Replacing single-pane with double-pane windows can significantly increase the energy efficiency of your house. Single-pane windows are the least efficient type of window, allowing the air in your home to be easily heated or cooled by the elements outside. Energy-efficient windows, which comprise two panes of glass with air sealed between them, are specifically designed to insulate your home. This type of window saves energy, reducing your monthly electric bill.
Installing energy-efficient windows is a significant investment; however, the windows pay for themselves over time. With double-pane windows, you may save up to 70 percent on heating and cooling costs throughout the year.
Raise Your Home’s Value
Any remodel you undertake should consider whether or not the improvement will add value to your home, even if you aren’t currently planning to sell it. Certain improvements—such as adding a home theater—can make your experience in your house a lot more enjoyable, but won’t get you much of a financial return during a sale.
Fortunately, updating your windows is one improvement that is likely to give you a good return on investment. Real estate buyers are typically scared away by roofs that leak and windows that are in disrepair; they are more often able to overlook a few necessary cosmetic repairs than costly maintenance issues.
If you ever decide to sell, it should be comforting to know that updating your windows, a relatively small expense, can substantially raise the value of your house and retain the interest of potential buyers.
In addition to improving the beauty, functionality, and value of your home, updating your windows can reduce your heating, cooling, repair, and maintenance expenses. As a result, you may recover the costs of installing new windows quickly. With all of the wonderful benefits of updating your windows, why not include them in your remodel?
Jack’s Glass is a trusted glass replacement and design company serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, with more than 65 years in the glass business. We would be happy to talk to you about your options for remodeling your windows. Call us today.