Replacing the doors and windows of a home is a huge investment and many homeowners are unsure of whether their homes need new doors or vinyl replacement windows. However, old doors and windows, especially ones with wooden frames, tend to leak air and let in the heat or cold which could cost more money in the long run in energy bills. When windows and doors become old and can no longer form a tight seal, then it may be in the homeowner’s best interest to replace the doors and windows of their home.
One good reason to get replacement doors and replacement vinyl windows is to save on home energy costs. Old windows and doors with worn out seals allow for higher air exchange which directly decreases the efficiency of the heating or air conditioning. By replacing these doors and windows with replacement doors and windows that form a tighter seal, the energy efficiency will increase and the bills will decrease, sometimes up to 50 percent less each year.
Another reason to replace the doors and windows of a home is to boost the curb appeal and value of a home. Doors and windows that have become worn out may diminish the look of a home and by replacing them with new doors and windows; you can instantly boost the look of your home as well as its value. Replacement windows and doors have an excellent return on investment with mid-range window replacement recouping approximately 63 percent of the initial investment and new fiberglass entry doors recouping around 54 percent.
The final reason to consider replacing windows and doors is the security they provide. As doors and windows become worn out, they may break down or sustain damage that compromises their security. A broken down door or window is an easy target for a burglar and harsh weather conditions may cause even further damage to an already worn out door or window. Replacement windows and doors are much more secure and will keep out unwanted visitors as well as inclement weather.
If your home would benefit or be improved in one of these areas with replacement windows or doors, then it may be time to make the investment. Once you decide to replace your doors or windows, contact Green T Windows for information on our installation services and replacement products. We carry vinyl replacement windows in a range of different styles as well as fiberglass and steel entry doors. The investment may seem like a lot up front, but replacing windows and doors will save more money in the long run by lowering energy bills, increasing home value, and providing proper security against intruders and harsh weather.