When it comes to home renovations and updates, homeowners are always looking for the best deal. Beyond just having a boost in the aesthetics of the home, any home modification should be an investment that will pay off in the years to come.
What if we told you that there was a way to boost curb appeal, save on energy bills and maintenance, and have a more comfortable home? Though it may sound like it’s too good to be true, it’s well within your reach.
By simply replacing your old and drafty windows and doors with high-efficiency ones, you will get to enjoy all of the benefits mentioned above.
Let’s get started!
How Much Do Window Replacements Cost?
The average cost of replacing old windows with energy-efficient windows for the entire house is around $5,000 or sometimes, more.
However, there are a number of factors that can influence this cost, the main ones including:
1. The Material of the Window Frame
Sometimes it’s true that you really get less for more. Vinyl windows have plenty to offer in terms of energy savings and hassle-free maintenance. These types of windows are also more affordable than both wooden windows and aluminum windows.
2. The Number of Windows
The more replacement windows you need, the more you are likely to spend. However, if you are to get windows replaced in one sweep, you can ask the window manufacturer if they have any bundle deals. Moreover, if you’re getting energy-efficient window replacements, you can see the benefit of lowered energy costs if more windows in the home are updated all at once.
3. The Window Style
It makes sense that larger window types like bow windows and bay windows would cost more. And when it comes to the more basic types, sliding windows and hung windows typically cost less than hinged windows of the same size and make.
4. Double-Pane or Triple-Pane windows
Currently, there is a fenestration trend towards energy-efficiency – especially in Europe and North America. In fact, if you live in Ontario, the Green Energy Act requires that replacement windows must be at least double-glazed with a Low-E coating.
However, some homeowners may opt for the next step up, which is triple-glazed windows. This would cost around 10-15% more than their double-glazed counterparts. The next step after that is quadruple-glazed windows which aren’t a popular option because the cost jump is up to 200%.
5. Window Manufacturer Deals
Window manufacturers like Clera Windows + Doors manufacture and install their own windows, helping property owners get the best price possible for high-quality products. Clera Windows + Doors is also known for great seasonal deals which can help you save!
Now that we have discussed the average upfront cost of getting energy-efficient replacement windows, let’s get into the long-term cost savings and advantages that will make the investment well worth it.
The Savings And Other Benefits of Getting Window Replacements
1. Savings on Heating & Cooling Costs
Your home may be heated with wood-burning, gas, or other electrical heat sources – all of which require resources to run. The same goes for air conditioning that you use during the hot summer months.
With double-pane, low-E coated replacement windows and professional framing and sealing, you get better insulation for all seasons. This does not only help the planet by reducing your energy consumption, it also equates to a reduction in your energy bills. The best part about this benefit is that it’s immediate. And like a gift that keeps on giving, your windows will give energy savings every single month. On average, homeowners will save around 8% or more on their monthly energy bills.
Keep a copy of your utility bill before the upgrade and you will be pleasantly surprised at the difference!
2. Savings on Repair/Maintenance Costs
With high-quality replacement vinyl windows, such as those manufactured by Clera Windows + Doors, you can cut down on maintenance costs significantly. This is an added bonus on top of the superior insulation that vinyl windows can provide.
Windows made of vinyl, unlike wooden or aluminum windows, are virtually maintenance-free. This will help you cut costs on maintenance materials, while also saving you time. Vinyl is resistant to warping, rotting, and corroding, damages that are collectively part of owning wooden and aluminum windows.
Because vinyl does not undergo such damages, vinyl windows can last a long time, while still looking crisp and pristine. In fact, the total lifespan of high-quality vinyl windows is around 25 years!
3. Increased Home Comfort
Just as important as cost savings is the level of comfort that you get while spending time in your home. Energy-efficient windows will help seal the heat indoors when it’s cold. It also keeps the heat out when it’s hot!
So whether you are trying to avoid temperature extremes from the outside or just prefer to keep conditioned or heated air circulating indoors, high-efficiency windows will do the job. Energy-saving replacement windows can give you the level of comfort that outdated windows are simply incapable of providing.
4. Better Noise Reduction
Noise reduction is another benefit that energy-efficient replacement windows offer. The insulation provided by double-pane window glass combined with professional sealing has the power to block off noise from the outside. This may not be a direct cost-saving benefit but then again, can anyone put a price on quality sleep?
5. Increased Home Value and Curb Appeal
Let’s face it – some home updates do not contribute to the value of your home when the time comes to sell it. However, this is not the case for energy-efficient replacement windows.
The installation of high-quality, energy-efficient windows and doors can add to your home’s value by around $5,000 to $10,000 or more, as long as the windows are still relatively new during selling time. Aside from an increase in home value, new windows will also increase curb appeal by giving a good impression that the home is updated and well-maintained.
If you are selling your home, the installation of energy-efficient windows can increase the value of your home, while also helping to ‘seal’ the deal with potential new owners!
Customer Service You Can Trust: Priceless
The benefits mentioned above definitely make the window replacement cost worth it. To get the full spectrum of benefits listed here, you need high-quality replacement windows paired with customer service you can trust. This is our specialty at Clera Windows + Doors.
We’ve designed our windows to have it all: energy efficiency, durability, and aesthetic finesse. We also manufacture our windows, allowing us to offer them to you at the best possible price. If you would like to take the next steps and learn about any of our ongoing promotions such as our 50% deal happening until the end of November, contact us today to get started!