Long time readers of this blog are familiar with the many positive reasons why you might want to consider home replacement windows. Vinyl home replacement windows and fiberglass home replacement windows offer substantial benefits to home owners. Energy efficiency, improved comfort and home security and strong frame construction appeal to many — but not to all!
Here are some reasons people choose to forgo home replacement windows:
- Spending money is fun!
- You’re going to own your home forever and ever and ever.
- Your home features unique, one of a kind stained glass or other antique windows.
What could be more enjoyable than working endless hours to make money — and then spend it, as fast as humanly possible, heating and cooling your home? Sure, you could use that cash to fund family vacations or eliminate debt — but watching up to 40% of the money you spend on energy leak through flimsy, single pane windows is so much more fun. Home replacement windows help conserve energy, keeping warm air inside during the cold winter months and retaining cool air during sweltering summer days. As a result, you spend less money on energy costs — and where’s the fun in that?
Even though Americans are on the move more than ever before, selling at least two homes in the course of their lifetime, you’re going to buck the trend. If you’re not going to sell your home, there’s no reason to do the upgrades that will appeal to buyers. Just because prospective buyers value the energy efficiency, quality construction, easy maintenance and attractive appearance of home replacement windows is no reason to consider home replacement windows. You’ll never want to sell your house — and even if you do, you certainly don’t want to realize top dollar for it.
While home replacement windows come in a dizzying array of styles designed to complement any exterior, there are a few windows that can’t be replaced. Art glass windows or other custom pieces add distinct character to a home. Rather than replacing these windows, you’ll want to explore high tech replacement storm windows and perhaps window refurbishing.
There you have it: the top three reasons you might want to pass on home replacement windows. Obviously, the top two reasons are a little tongue-in-cheek: we all want to save our money — or at least spend it on things more enjoyable than heating the great outdoors. Even if we think we have the home we’ll be in forever, it’s always prudent to keep the ranch in tip top condition if you suddenly have to sell. Home replacement windows can allow you to not only save money but add to the value of your home.
Your home replacement window specialist will have information on the best ways to enhance the energy efficiency of your unique, one of a kind art glass windows. Replacement storm windows can allow you to have the best of both worlds.