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Are Replacement Windows Worth the Cost for My San Diego Home?
This is a question that many homeowners ask when considering replacement windows for their San Diego home: “Are replacement windows really worth the cost?” The cost to replace an entire house full of windows is not insignificant, so this is a good question to ask before you take on this type of home improvement project. In fact, we believe this is such an important question that we put together an e-book that addresses it. It’s called Investing in Your Home: Replacement Windows and Doors. You can download and read it for free. We don’t even ask that you provide us with any personal or contact information to access it!
Improving your home is almost always a good idea. Not only will you get the enjoyment of living in a house that’s upgraded, but when you go to sell your home, you will also likely be able to sell it for more money.
The Return on Investment (ROI) of Replacement Windows
As with most home improvement projects, you aren’t likely to recoup the full cost of replacing the windows in your home. However, window replacement is one of those projects that has a really good return on investment, relative to other home improvement projects you may undertake. You can expect to recoup about 80-90% of the money you spend on new windows when you go to sell your home. Not only that, but San Diego real estate agents will also tell you that homes with energy-efficient upgrades tend to sell faster than comparable homes with no energy-saving upgrades. Savvy buyers will consider not only the price of the house, but also what the monthly expenses, like utility costs, will be. If you are able to show buyers that their heating and cooling costs will be minimal, you can justify a higher selling price.
Saving on Energy Costs with Replacement Windows
Speaking of energy costs, you should see a noticeable difference in your monthly bills—especially in the hot summer months or the cool winter months. High-quality, energy-efficient, dual pane windows, like the ones we sell at BM Windows, will help insulate your house much better than older single pane windows with aluminum frames. This will keep the temperature inside your house more comfortable, without having to constantly run your air conditioner or heater.
When you replace your windows, you may also qualify for rebates or tax credits associated with energy-efficient upgrades. Visit our Useful Links page on our website to check if there are any money-saving programs being offered right now.
An Almost Hassle-Free Home Upgrade
Unlike other home improvement projects, having your windows replaced will not disrupt your home life for weeks, or even months. When you work with BM Windows for window replacement, we can complete the installation in just one day! (In rare circumstances, it will take us more than one day—like if your house has a large number of windows.) How many other home improvement projects can you think of that will give you an almost-instant upgrade like this, and with so little hassle?
You will work with our team from beginning to end. We don’t use subcontractors for the installation. We can even help you get approvals from your HOA, if needed, or provide you with the proper paperwork you’ll need for any rebates or tax credits. We want to make the entire process as smooth as possible for our customers.
The Intangible Value of Replacement Windows
When it comes to your home, not everything comes down to dollars. There are some improvements you make simply for the sake of enjoyment or comfort. For instance, you might paint a wall a bright color just because it makes you happy, and not because it adds any monetary value to your home.
With replacement windows, there are certain benefits that you can’t put a value on. For example: opening and closing your windows and doors with ease. If you have older windows that are difficult to open or close, and you replace them with windows that slide open smoothly—every time—you will get a sense of satisfaction that’s hard to quantify, but very real. You may even find that you open up your windows to let in fresh air more often than you ever did before.
New windows also keep your home quieter. This feature isn’t just for people who live on busy streets or by the airport. The sound suppression technology in our replacement windows keeps out the sound of your neighbor’s lawnmower, the barking dog down the street, the loud motorcycle that drives by in the middle of the night, and just about any other noise that you don’t want inside your house. We’ve had customers tell us that they didn’t realize how big of a difference new windows would make when it came to sound suppression—it was an added benefit that they didn’t even know they wanted!
So, in conclusion, to answer the initial question, we believe that replacement windows are well worth the cost! Contact us at BM Windows to get a quote on new windows for your San Diego home.