Purchasing cheap replacement windows isn’t always the best option. We’ve all heard that replacement windows are more efficient than old ones, but will buying cheap replacement windows pay for themselves? One would argue, that energy costs will stay the same and to avoid investing in replacement windows all together. Even if you take away all the benefits replacement windows offer, installing ENERGY STAR qualified replacement windows will lower your energy bill and save you money in the long-run.
There’s also a misconception that you can recoup window costs with energy savings. This is highly unlikely, unless, that is, you plan on settling down in your home. If this is the case, you’ll recoup your investment within 35-40 years. If settling down isn’t for you and you spend at least $10,000 on replacement windows, you can increase the asking price on your house about $8,500, for an 85% ROI.
Looking to invest in high quality replacement windows? There are plenty of options out there. But what if you don’t need full replacement windows? In that case, a home improvement company, like Graves Bros. Home Improvement, can install new windows that fit inside the existing opening, without the need of removing the existing trim. This will save you $300-$750 per window in labor costs.
How low will your bill go if you install ENERGY STAR windows?
When choosing ENERGY STAR, you will typically save:
– $126–$465 a year when replacing single-pane windows
– $27–$111 a year over double-pane, clear glass replacement windows
You may be eligible for some tax credits, if you decide to invest in some good quality replacement windows. The tax credit is usually 10% of the cost or up to $200 for windows and skylights.
Keep in mind, the best windows won’t deliver the look, comfort or savings you expect if they are installed poorly. It is very important to find a certified installer with experience, references and a history of doing business in your local area. With Graves Bros. you are getting more than 40 years of experience, integrity and dependability. Just read our reviews! (Link to Google reviews) If you’d like to learn more about replacement windows, visit https://www.gravesbros.com/services/windows-and-doors/.