We just spotted our first robin of spring! That means it’s time to get homes ready for spring, and to start replacing old, inefficient windows that have been costing their homeowners money—-one of the key reasons to replace your home’s windows.
If you’re one of those homeowners losing money—literally—out the window, don’t procrastinate in calling for a quote for new windows. Here are three good reasons it makes cents to
Winter may have done a number on your old windows.
The freezing weather and moisture of our Wisconsin winters can damage the caulking around your windows, window frame and your panes. The common fix for caulking and weather stripping damage is to fill the gaps around your window with calk. If you’ve been fixing and filling the leaks for years, you have moisture between your panes, your framing is rotting, or can see light around your windows, the efficiency of your windows is only going to continue to decrease.
The longer you have those old windows, the longer you pay more on energy bills.
Drafty windows can compromise the energy efficiency of your home, causing your energy bills to rise. An initial investment in quality windows creates long-term savings; replacing old windows can reduce household energy bills by as much as 15 percent. In the long run, your home is warmer and your wallet thicker as you enjoy lower energy bills and a more comfortable home.
The best window replacement contractors’ calendars fill up quickly.
A good, experienced contractor can install your windows quickly and efficiently, reducing the amount of time your home is exposed to the elements. You can also be assured that your windows are installed correctly, without any worries about long-term problems. To make sure you end up with an excellent contractor,
Once you’ve replaced your windows, keep all records of your window replacement. You may be able to deduct those costs on your next tax return (depending on the year and area), and get another fun sign of spring next year: a tax return.