Are You Ready to Replace the Windows in Your House?
The cold days are quickly approaching and you are still waiting for the insurance settlement so that you can get the hail damaged windows in your home replaced as soon as possible. You know that in another month the cold weather will be here for good and the increased chance of snow and ice will mean that the window installation will be much more difficult to schedule. Fortunately, the window company that you are working with has promised that they will send out a team of window installers as soon as you tell them that it is time to get started.
By investing some of your own money to the insurance estimates you are actually upgrading to the best windows on the market, so you are excited about the extra value this will add to your home. Both residential and commercial window installers operate a little differently, but you have actually spent time with both of these contractors so that you understand all of the part of the upcoming job. Now, you just need that final insurance settlement check to arrive so that you can get this rather extensive project both started and finished as soon as possible.
Did a Recent Storm Damage the Window Casings of Your Home?
Dealing with insurance adjuster estimates and insurance settlements can be a very frustrating part of storm recovery. If, however, you patiently work through the process you can end up with a home that increases in value. In fact, new windows are a major selling point for many people who are looking for a home.
Every window in every house can be a little different, but one thing is always true: new windows are a great way to add to the value of your home. Consider some of these other facts and figures about the window installation industry and the impact that it has on the nation’s home builders economy:
- 44% of renovation jobs in 2012 were for window or door replacement, according to the National Association of Home Builders Remodeling Market Index.
- Replacing a window costs an average of $300 and $700 per window.
- Dual-paned windows are about two times as effective at retaining air conditioning and heat when compared to single-paned windows.
- Fortunately, homeowners who replace their windows can get back 80% of their investment, according to the National Association of Realtors.
- Energy bills can increase by as much as 10% to 25% if windows are drafty or have not been properly installed.
- When windows are high quality and properly maintained, they can last as long as 20 years, depending on the material.
How many more mild weather days do you have before the cold temperatures set in where you live? Do you have a team of window installers just waiting for your go ahead? If you are waiting for a window installation now is the time to get it started so that your home can be warm and toasty and ready for the holidays.