Few home improvements are as rewarding as replacing your windows and front door, which can yield a variety of benefits; lowered utility bills, better soundproofing and greater curb appeal.
Entry door replacements can recoup anywhere from 63-135% of the cost upon resale. Window replacement can recoup 73-77% of the cost when sold, according to Remodeling Magazine.
There are obvious reasons to replace windows such as rotting frames or broken /fogged glass. But there are other reasons for replacement that might not be as readily apparent; single-pane glass windows, which are present in most homes built before the mid-90’s, are hugely energy inefficient and allow heating and cooling dollars to fly out the window and noise to cascade in.
Replacing standard windows with energy efficient windows and doors that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program lowers energy bills by 7-15%, according to www.energystar.gov.
Several options are available to choose from when replacing windows. And, if money is a concern and your window frame is in good shape, just replacing single pane window sashes with double pane sashes can save a lot of money.
A nice decorative glass front door or new hardware can go far. Wrought iron details can also make an enormous difference if you want your front entry to stand apart from the rest.
Replacing standard 36” wide doors with double doors is a current trend that lends grandeur to the front entry way. Solid wood and fiberglass doors that have the look of real wood are the most popular options. Steel doors are on the way out because of their industrial look and their tendency to dent and show imperfections.
Whether for cosmetic reasons or increased energy efficiency you can’t lose money when you replace or refresh your windows and doors. Call Advanced Property Contractors LLC today to schedule your window and door appointment!