If your home has been around a while, then new windows are a great way to add equity, beauty, and function. Angie’s List surveyed top remodelers and real estate professionals to determine which remodeling projects result in the best return on investment. They reported, “The energy efficiency of new windows is a clear benefit to switching out older windows, but in some cases, it’s a safety feature, too. Costs depend on the number of windows you’re replacing, of course, and the type. Expect a return on your investment of at least 70 percent.”
How do you know if you need new windows? Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself: Is your home way too hot in the summer? Is it freezing in the winter? Do you have west-or south-facing windows that bake in the summer? Older windows can let in a lot of heat. New Low-E and High-Performance Glass can block out more of the sun, which can keep you and your wallet much more comfortable. Older windows can also be drafty and less insulated. New windows can save you 10-15% a month on utility bills.
What is the best way to know what windows would be the ideal fit for your home? Every home and situation is different. How long are you planning to be in your current home? What color and style would best complement the architecture? What direction does your home face? All of these factors can be considered by a window expert who can help you assess your needs.
Most of the new windows in the greater Ogden area are vinyl. They are efficient, maintenance-free, and slide easily. A great new option in windows has become available: composite. Windows can now be created out of a composite material similar to weather-proof decking, except it has a smooth finish that looks like painted wood. It is heavier and more durable than vinyl. Some of the higher-end options have easy-clean features where the whole pane tilts in so it can be washed easily. They also have wonderful options for interior window finishes, such as a stained-wood look. The exterior trim can give the look of historic wood windows. New materials give you the chance to express your creativity through the look of your home.
Crittenden Glass is a third-generation, family owned and operated company. If you’d like someone to take the time to sit down with you, really explore your options, and talk about what will be the best fit for your lifestyle and your home, Crittenden Glass is an excellent choice.