How Much Can Replacement Windows Save You?
‘An educated consumer is our best customer’ – Sy Syms
At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we are happy to provide homeowners with straightforward replacement window information so they can make informed decisions based on facts, not inflated advertising. As Sy Syms used to say, “An educated consumer is our best customer”.
Every day, Long Island consumers are inundated with marketing spiels and hyperbolic claims about everything from toothpaste to the latest high-tech mobile devices. Advertising has been this way for decades, if not hundreds of years. At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we understand that consumers today are much more educated and intelligent than ever before and they see through overblown marketing. We don’t use hype and over-inflated claims to persuade our customers to give us the privilege of helping them remodel their homes. Instead, we work hard to earn your trust and give you the knowledge you need to make your own educated decisions.
We can’t expect to earn your trust if we tell you that your electricity bill will virtually disappear. We won’t quote some obscure study that reveals replacement windows will improve your life by 72% as compared to homeowners who don’t upgrade their windows and doors. That’s not the way we do business. Trust is based on truth.
Third Party Validation and Window Statistics
We don’t avoid all statistics; however we are picky about our sources. We only quote credible, unbiased organizations or agencies. Any stats you come across on our blog or in our marketing materials are validated by independent third parties who are not directly affiliated with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island.
We give you these numbers to help you compare efficiency and financial details more efficiently – and more accurately. An educated consumer wants beautiful, high-performance windows and doors designed to work perfectly for years. We believe that by starting with good information, you’ll make decisions for your family about the type of windows to buy based on realistic investment and savings expectations.
Let’s Start with Replacement Window Return on Investment on Long Island
Although many experts unequivocally agree that replacement windows have one of the highest return on investment percentages among all renovation projects – especially when it comes to reducing the carbon footprint and curbing energy consumption – the numbers vary depending on your personal circumstances. Overall savings depends on your home’s existing windows and other structural components. If you have old drafty windows, but the rest of your house is relatively energy efficient, you’ll likely see dramatic on your energy bill; however, if you have poor insulation or drafts in your home that have nothing to do with your windows, you will see savings, but they’ll be reduced by the other inefficiencies. After all, the most energy efficient room in the world won’t be much warmer if it has a giant hole in one wall.
One study we reviewed recently, the 2013-2014 Cost vs Value Report, showed that about 9% of remodeling projects netted a positive return on investment that exceeded 100%. While every homeowner won’t “make money” on their remodel, replacement windows averaged almost 80% return on investment and entry doors exceeded 96%.
Naturally, total savings varies depending on the reason for replacement. If many of your existing windows and doors have significant problems like damaged weather stripping, broken panes and sagging frames, replacement windows produce higher returns. Likewise, if you are mainly upgrading for cosmetic reasons, your return may be slightly lower.
As the Market Continues to Improve, So Do Our Windows
Recently released economic indicators (like lower unemployment numbers and slowly rising mortgage rates) bring welcome news for homeowners. Over the next few years, as the market continues to adjust, beautiful high-performance Renewal by Andersen windows will deliver even greater value and return on investment. When consumer confidence is high, they are more comfortable investing in long lasting quality as opposed to the quick fix.
Cost, Comfort and Curb Appeal
If you’ll excuse us for just a moment while we brag a bit, we’re pretty proud of our corporate relationships that save customers money year after year on home improvement projects. Our parent company, the Andersen Corporation, received the coveted 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. This award, issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, signifies an unwavering commitment to protect the environment and serve customers with products that significantly reduce energy costs associated with heating and cooling.
What this means for our valued customers is that the company consistently delivers high-efficiency products that control heat gain and loss for homeowners across the country, including Long Island, which has some of the highest energy costs in the country.
It’s Not All About Saving Money: Noise, Comfort & Style Count Too!
Saving money on heating and cooling bills isn’t the only reason homeowners choose to replace windows and doors. Controlling ambient noise, regulating the interior temperature and putting on a pretty face for the community all add value for homeowners.
How can you put a value on upgrades that make you smile as you pull into your driveway after a long day at work because your home looks inviting and welcoming? You can’t put a price tag on the value of comfort new windows add to your home environment either, but it makes a huge difference to your quality of life.
When considering investing in replacement windows and overall savings, think about non-financial elements, like how much control you want over interior lighting. Maybe you want plenty of natural sunlight, but also want protection for carpeting, furniture and draperies with panes that block UV rays. Renewal by Andersen’s High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass delivers extra savings with UV blocking features that help you replace these items less often. How about cleaning and maintaining your windows? Saving time spent on maintenance might be high on your wish list too.
Other Savings with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows?
The best way to gather all the information you need to realistically measure your overall savings against the price of installing replacement windows is with a complimentary in-home consultation. Give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 and we’ll be happy to pay you a visit at your convenience and we’ll help you review our current savings promotions, tax advantages, glass and frame features that meet your goals, and help you save time and energy with long-lasting, high performance replacement window options. Give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 to schedule your design consultation or fill in the form above to request more information.