Throughout our website and on this blog, we’ve written extensively about the benefits of window replacement. However, you may not have seen all those benefits listed in one place, so we wanted to take the opportunity in this blog post to outline the top five benefits of having a full window replacement done in your San Diego home.
Probably the biggest reason why San Diego homeowners choose window replacement is for the energy-saving benefits. The windows we sell at BM Windows are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They help keep out the heat during the summer and the cold during the winter. This allows you to conserve energy by not having to run your air conditioner or heater nearly as much. Some San Diego homeowners find that they never use their heating and cooling systems at all anymore after their window replacement!
Every new window on the market claims to be energy efficient, but there are definitely levels of energy savings when it comes to replacement windows. Yes, any new window will be better than your old, drafty, single pane window (which is why all windows can claim to be energy efficient), but if you want windows that will make a noticeable difference in the comfort level of your home and on your monthly energy bills, choose windows that, at minimum, meet the EPA’s ENERGY STAR standards. Most of the windows we sell at BM Windows exceed ENERGY STAR standards without any additional upgrades.
Today’s vinyl replacement windows require almost no maintenance other than routine cleaning. Once your window replacement is complete, you won’t have to ever refinish or repaint your window frames. High-quality vinyl looks great for many years, without fading or peeling.
At BM Windows, our installers use only high-quality caulking, which lasts for many years, so most people find they don’t even have to re-caulk their windows for as long as they own their home.
The only maintenance we suggest (and that is recommended by window manufacturers) is that you occasionally wipe down the tracks of sliding windows and doors to keep them free from dirt and debris. You should also check your windows’ weep holes (the small holes in the bottom frame that let water escape from the window track) to make sure they are clear of debris.
Do you have any windows and doors that no longer lock? Could somebody easily let themselves into your house without even having to go to the trouble of breaking a window? It might be time to consider new windows and patio doors.
All our windows pass the stringent California Forced Entry (CFE) resistance test. Their locking hardware is fastened to metal reinforcement, which makes them extra secure. Optional deadbolts and other safety features can be added to some of our windows for additional protection.
Depending on the homeowner, aesthetics may or may not be at the top of their list as a reason to consider window replacement. Some homeowners just want a safe, comfortable place to live, while others want their home to be a showpiece. You may be somewhere in the middle, but wherever you land on the spectrum, new windows will certainly improve the curb appeal of your home, which is a definite benefit.
At BM Windows, we sell windows with several different frame styles. You may have a more modern-style home that will look great with thinner frames, for a sleek look. Or, you may have a traditional-looking home that would benefit from windows with a more crafted look. We also have options like different frame colors and window grids that you can add to create a customized look. If you’re not sure what style will look best in your particular home, you can try out various styles in our Design Center, or one of our team members can help you choose from the various options.
Return on Investment
Window replacement is routinely listed as a home improvement project with a great return on investment (ROI). Fortune Builders estimates that homeowners can expect to recoup almost 90% of their investment in window replacement—and that’s not even taking into account the energy savings they’ll get along the way!
If money is holding you back from window replacement, you should definitely take into consideration the ROI on this type of project. Spending your home improvement dollars on new windows is money well spent!
If you’re still on the fence about window replacement, contact our office to learn more. Or, if you’re ready to get the window replacement process started, call us or send us a message through our online messaging system to schedule your initial in-home appointment. Someone from the BM Windows team can answer all your questions, without subjecting you to any high-pressure sales tactics!