Is It Time for New WindowsWindow replacement is one of the best home remodeling projects in terms of investment return: For average-quality vinyl windows you can recoup 80% of the project cost in added home value. If your windows are more than 15 years old, you may be putting up with draftiness, windows that stick in their frames, and skyrocketing energy bills. Energy-efficient windows would be a great improvement.
Thanks to Energy Star, you really don’t have to be concerned about choosing the most energy-efficient models. Energy Star labels will tell you whether a window performs well in your climate based on ratings from the National Fenestration Rating Council.
On average, you’ll save up to 15% a year on your energy bill if older double-pane windows in a 2,600 sq. ft. house are replaced with energy-efficient windows with low-E coatings. Triple-pane windows can take your energy savings even further.
Shop online to do your research. There’s a lot to learn about replacement windows!