If you’ve recently purchased your first home on Long Island, you might be wondering if investing in replacement windows is a wise financial decision. Many couples buy a starter home, planning to step up to a permanent home in a few years. It’s not uncommon for couples to make significant upgrades to their first home, both for their own comfort as well as with the hope of boosting its resale value for when they’re ready to step up.
Perhaps unwisely, many homeowners think new stainless steel appliances and garden tubs are more important than outdated windows. They realize that a house with tired curb appeal hurts both the aesthetics and value, but don’t consider the huge impact modern technology has on window performance and ongoing costs associated with maintaining your home.
Replacing old, damaged home windows with energy-efficient replacement windows puts money back in your wallet and improves the comfort of your home today, while improving its curb appeal and resale value for years to come. Still wondering if the investment is worth it? To find out, take a good look at how well your windows are performing.
How Old Are Your Existing Windows?
Windows older than 15 years probably aren’t performing as well as new replacement windows would. Just like your other appliances, older windows gradually start to decline after years of service and daily use. As technology improves, energy-efficiency standards become more rigorous and new construction materials allow homeowners to gain better control over their indoor environment. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows, built with the most advanced insulated glass and our patented Fibrex composite frame material dramatically decrease the transfer of heat and cold from outside to inside and vice versa. In addition, our manufacturing and installation processes virtually eliminate drafts and condensation issues. Simply stated, they perform better than windows built 15, 20 or 50 years ago, and will continue to for the foreseeable future.
How Modern is Your Window Design?
Although double-pane glass was introduced in the 1950s, many older homes on Long Island still use single-pane glass windows. If your home windows are single-pane styles, you’re losing heated and conditioned air – and money – every day. Old windows often feel cold to the touch and you probably noticed an icy build-up on the interior glass surfaces during our recent snow and ice storms.
Did you know that single-pane glass windows break more easily, especially during severe temperature fluctuations, than modern glass options? If frost causes your window to fail during a major weather event, you’ll likely end up with damage inside your home from moisture and wind, as well as skyrocketing heating bills.
How Well do Your Windows Control Ambient Noise?
Did you know that you can measure window performance by listening? Advanced technology and dual-pane glass options allow you to reduce noise transmission from outside to inside. If you can hear the neighbors coming and going, airport traffic or cars zooming by throughout the day and night, it’s probably time to upgrade your windows. It’s fun to live in a thriving active neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean you have to hear everything your neighbors are doing 24/7.
How Well do Your Windows Perform?
Let’s face it, old, damaged windows stick, hang and freeze shut during frigid Long Island winters. If you’d rather have a tooth pulled than try to open, or shut, most of your windows, you’ll enjoy your starter home more with new windows that open and close, no matter the weather outside.
Even more important than replacing windows for easy operation and cleaning is addressing safety and security for your family. Windows and patio doors that don’t close properly probably don’t lock securely – so you have invasive air and moisture, and increased risk that unwanted intruders can gain entrance to your home.
Are Your Windows Leaking, Rotting & Literally Falling Apart?
Rotting wood can only be scraped, puttied and painted so many times before you can’t restore the function or beauty with the annual weekend resurfacing project. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows and patio doors built with Fibrex frames are virtually maintenance free and remain beautiful year after year – without giving up your weekends to rebuild old windows.
So, should you enhance your home with replacement windows, even if you’re planning to move in a few years? At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we believe you should replace aging, outdated windows as soon as possible if your existing windows aren’t performing up to your expectations.
We offer a multitude of dependable window styles that are easy to clean and guaranteed to perform year after year without expensive maintenance and upkeep. You’ll enjoy lower utility bills now, more beautiful curb appeal to your home and increased comfort, even during “historic snowstorms” and sweltering summer heat spells.
Accept the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Personal Invitation
We’re proud of our full line of replacement windows and patio door products. Please accept our invitation to learn more about improving your home’s overall energy-efficiency with custom-built replacement windows and patio doors for your Long Island home. Just give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 or fill in the short form on the page to schedule an in-home consultation.