When considering large home improvement projects, many homeowners want to only invest in projects that will give them a good return on that investment. This is especially true for homeowners who plan to sell their homes in the next few years following the completion of a home improvement project.
Some projects are known for having a good return on investment (ROI), such as replacing a garage door or entry door, or adding a new wood deck. You can also expect to recoup most of the money you spend on a minor kitchen remodel when you go to sell.
Another great home improvement project with a good ROI is window replacement—specifically, replacing your old windows with new vinyl windows.
According to window industry veteran and owner of BM Windows in San Diego, Michal Bohm, “Window replacement is one of the few home improvement projects that can start saving you money immediately, and then help you sell your home for more money down the road. With most other home improvement projects, you can get some enjoyment from the renovation, but no actual cost savings. But with energy-efficient replacement windows, you will save money on your monthly energy bills since you won’t have to use your heater and air conditioner as frequently. Energy-efficient windows keep your home more comfortable year-round.”
Bohm wanted to share some of the other reasons why window replacement makes good financial sense for homeowners, so he put together an e-book on the topic: Investing in Your Home: Replacement Windows and Doors.
Bohm says, “I wrote the e-book because I wanted to provide a resource for people who were on the fence about where to spend their home improvement dollars. I wanted them to understand that new windows will not only give your home a more updated look and improve its curb appeal, but they will also allow you to recoup most, if not all, of your original investment.”
In the e-book, Bohm touches on how to choose the best replacement windows for energy efficiency. Not all replacement windows are created equal, even though almost all of the products on the market claim to be energy efficient. There are definitely different levels of energy efficiency, and it’s important to know how to compare window products. The e-book goes into detail about what terms like U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient mean and why they’re important to understand, and also what it means when windows have an ENERGY STAR label.
In addition to the tangible benefits that come with replacement windows (energy bill savings and recouped costs), the e-book also addresses several intangible benefits, such as increased curb appeal, better functionality, and safety.
It’s important to note, however, that window replacement is best left to the experts. Trying to replace your windows yourself may save you some money in the short term, but in the long run, this approach could be costly. Windows that are not installed properly could mean that you won’t see the energy savings you were hoping for. You could also void your window warranty and have to pay for any repairs out of your own pocket.
If you are in the San Diego area and looking for a window replacement company that will help you choose the best windows for your home and sell them to you at an affordable price, contact BM Windows.